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.

gundog puppy training

Training a puppy to the gun

All dogs should learn the social graces that make them acceptable in human company, but a gundog’s upbringing needs special attention. You should bear in mind that your ultimate goal…

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10 places to go clay pigeon shooting in Cheshire

1. Mickley Hall Shooting School, Nantwich This is a Cheshire clay pigeon shooting school where you can leave your wellies at home – because neat stone pathways between covered stands mean…

Hungarian Vizsla

Hunting grouse in the hills with vizslas

West is best? Well, that depends. Some years ago, I lived, worked and sought my sport in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. It is an area of exceptional natural beauty,…

silver Labrador

How about a silver Labrador?

The colour of the coat of the golden retriever has long been a subject for debate. The Kennel Club’s breed standard states that “any shade of gold or cream” is…

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…

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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…