Keith Reynolds’ black Labrador Brock, the inspiration for the Dog cartoons in Shooting Times, has died, at 17 years old.

Jean, Keith’s wife, told Shooting Times: “It may be too early to say, but I doubt if we will ever get another dog. Brock was one in a million and the inspiration behind the creation of the Dog cartoon. Not that he was naughty or wilful like Dog — quite the contrary, in fact. But nonetheless he really did inspire that first cartoon 15 years ago.

“Keith had diligently trained Brock to respond to his commands and the noise of the gun when he was a young puppy. We spent many happy hours in the garden, hiding the dummy and blowing the whistle, until eventually he was considered ready to go on his first shoot.

The rest of this article appears in the 28th August issue of Shooting Times.

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