The Ampton Shoot, Great Livermere, Suffolk was the venue for the Labrador Retriever Club's all aged stake by kind invitation of Peter Hammond and Mike Scales's party of guns, who shot extremely well throughout.
At the beginning my gun dog was quiet and submissive and easy to control. We have had her now just over five months, and during the last two months she has become a very different dog, extremely quick at hunting and very keen to chase, will not return with retrieves…
My son and I have purchased two trained gun dogs, ready to shoot over. However, since we have brought the dogs home we have both been unsure of which commands were used to train them - and this is confusing both dogs. What do you advise?
How far should you go to save the life of your most loyal shooting companion? This dilemma was faced by Leicestershire farmer, Peter Hornbuckle, when his cocker spaniel gundog collapsed one Sunday morning.