Chudleys

Gundogs – In association with Chudleys.

Here’s just about everything you need to know about gundogs. This useful collection of information and advice covers field trial and working tests, gundog training and exercise, gundog health plus help with breeding and buying or selling your gundog.

If you’re looking for a companion in the field, browse through our section on different gundog breeds to help you decide which would suit you best.

Clumber spaniels

History of dogs

You’ll also find interesting reading on the history of different breeds, for example the backgrounds of the Clumber spaniel, Vizsla and the difference between a Parson Russell and a Jack Russell. We’ve also written about the increasingly popular Sprocker.

Working dogs

Or if you have a query about gundog health – which could be something as simple as how often to feed your dog through to wondering whether gundogs get hypothermia, you’ll find the answer in our health section.  Dogs frequently eat something they shouldn’t – particular the ever-hungry Labrador – and one of our most frequently read pieces tells you how to make a dog vomit in an emergency.

Finally 0ur panel of veterinary experts have a wealth of experience to help you take the best care of your gundog, whatever the breed and are always available to answer questions.

Labradors in pickup

spaniel training

Teaching your gundog to work hedgerows

Q: I have a young spaniel, and when hunting along hedgerows he always pulls ahead and sometimes gets through to the other side — a couple of times he has run off. As I plan to do a lot of rough shooting with him, this is something that I really need…

Roan springer spaniel

Can you prevent arthritis in dogs?

Q: Is there anything that can be done to delay or prevent the onset of arthritis in older dogs? Controlling your dog’s weight 
by feeding a healthy diet and keeping your dog fit by providing regular exercise are probably the most significant things you can do to prevent or delay…

Irish water spaniel

The Irish water spaniel

The joker in the spaniel pack. No, not my words, but those of an Irish water spaniel owner and enthusiast, talking about the foibles and idiosyncrasies of his favourite breed. The Irish water spaniel, he assured me, could lay claim to being the only HPR native to these islands. He…

vaccinating gundogs

Should you vaccinate your dog every year? Is it necessary?

Vaccinating gundogs If you read any 
of the old dog books, you will be reminded that distemper was once the most feared of canine illnesses. A highly contagious virus, it was commonly called hard pad because one of the most obvious symptoms was hardening of the pads. With 
no known…

dogs in snow

Keeping your dog safe in the snow

Dogs in snow Arguably the biggest problem with working a dog in snow is ice balling in the dog’s pads and, if it is a spaniel, its feathers. Ice balling depends on the type of snow and the air temperature, but it can be a real distraction to working dogs,…