Welcome to the gundog issue of Shooting Gazette. If you love your four-legged shooting companions then you’re in for 30 pages of fantastic features, essential products, cutting edge interviews and more that have working gun dogs at their core. Away from dog leads and dummies we’re also out in the field with shotgun in hand, reviewing the latest releases and getting a feel for your opinions about the shooting world…

In conversation with Ian Openshaw
Amy Bates hears the legendary handler’s thoughts on the state of the gundog world.

Irish dominate a very English event
Maurice Stanbury reports from the English Springer Spaniel Championship.

The one, the only John Halstead
Robert Cuthbert grills the elder statesman in the hot seat.

One stop gundog shop
Clothing, food and accessories for you and your gundog.

BASC boss speaks out!
Helena Venables looks back at BASC chief Richard Ali’s first three years in charge.

Good golly, what a Zoli!
Selena Barr examines the family approach of the Italian gunmaker.

Reviews, reviews, reviews
The VW Caravelle T6 and the Akkar 206 Double Crown go under the microscope.

The long road to greatness
John Walker discovers how Wiltshire gem Gurston Down has made its name.