The Field Gundog Awards 2019

Now in its third year, The Field Gundog Awards 2019, in association with Skinner’s Pet Food, is for proper gundogs working in the field – however brilliant or naughty. Judge David Tomlinson shares the 2019 winning and highly commended entries. For more information on The Field Gundog Awards, read up…

Naughtiest gundog

Naughty gundogs add great entertainment to a shoot day, especially when they do not belong to you. Could your wicked companion win the Naughtiest Gundog in The Field Gundog Awards, wonders David Tomlinson. For more on naughty gundogs, discover how working your own dog can make – or unmake –…

Pickers-up

Pickers-up are essential on shoot days and deserve the payments they receive, says David Tomlinson. And a sleek pack of labradors is not a requirement to join the team. For more advice on picking-up, read etiquette of picking up on a shoot day for The Field’s top tips. Get your…

Gundog photography tips

Entries are open for The Field Gundog Awards, in association with Skinner’s Field & Trial. David Tomlinson offers his gundog photography tips for those looking to enter our most popular category: gundog photograph of the year. For more information about The Field Gundog Awards and how to enter, read all…

The Field Gundog Awards

The Field Gundog Awards 2018, kindly sponsored by Skinner’s Pet Foods, was hotly contested, with exemplary retrievers, fine family companions, surprising breeds and wicked gundogs. But after much back and forth, the judges picked nine, very worthy winners and all convened for a highly enjoyable, celebratory lunch at Burghley Horse…

Photograph your gundog

Whether you are hoping to triumph with a worthy picture for Gundog Photograph of the Year or simply want to take a pleasing snap of your companion in the field – gundog photography doesn’t have to be difficult. Follow David Tomlinson’s golden rules on how to photograph your gundog for…

The Field Gundog Awards 2018

The Field Gundog Awards 2018, in association with Skinner’s Pet Foods, attracted a wide variety of entries from every type of gundog. Some were from old hands that executed particularly fine retrieves last season worthy of recognition. Others are part-time gundogs that spend the majority of their time as trusty,…

Gundog photograph of the year

We are delighted to announce that entries to The Field Gundog Awards, in association with Skinner’s Pet Foods, are now open. And we have a brand new category for 2018. Gundog photograph of the year rewards those capturing the best of our companions in the field. So the image could…

The Field Gundog Awards

The Field Gundog Awards 2017, in association with Skinner’s Pet Foods, was met with the enthusiasm and variety we expected of Field readers. From the finest companion to smalls, to the most outstanding retriever and the naughtiest in the field, all were eligible and the entries came flooding in. The…