Gundogs

Everything you need to know about your gundog. This collection of information and advice covers field trial and working tests, gundog training and exercise, breeds and gundog health plus help with breeding and buying or selling your gundog.

choosing a puppy

How to choose a puppy

As we look towards the coming season and our dogs are enjoying a bit of R&R, this is the time to reflect on whether you have enough “dog power”. If…

sprocker spaniel

The rise of the sprocker spaniel

A car enthusiast friend of mine spent months pondering whether he should buy a Ford Focus ST (250PS and very fast) or its smaller cousin, the Fiesta ST (182PS and…

puppies with mother

Looking after the mother with new puppies

When your bitch has whelped, it’s all too easy to become preoccupied with the puppies. The anxiety associated with an imminent whelping, the stress of having to deal with the…

first aid for gundogs

Would you know how to give first aid to a gundog?

Out in the field dogs can potentially face leg, paw and joint injury, eye injuries, soft tissue wounds and penetration wounds, heat stroke, seizures and cardiovascular problems. To counteract this, the…

part trained gundog

How to buy a part trained gundog

Jeremy Hunt says: Many people have had their fingers burnt buying a part trained gundog as it’s not uncommon for unscrupulous sellers to offer gundogs that have begun their training…

Brittany spaniel

Rule Brittany

France and England may be separated only by a narrow stretch of water, but the difference in our shooting culture could hardly be more different. Shooting is hugely popular throughout…

dog training in field

Infectious contact and puppies

Tony Buckwell says: For many working dogs, attending training classes, working tests and so on represent the few occasions when they will come into contact with a significant number of…