HPR breeds

Hunt, point and retrieve – truly versatile dogs

Many years ago, when I started out photographing gundogs, I used to attend quite a few spring pointing tests and it was at these events where I not only saw my first HPR working in the field, but I also developed some lifelong friendships with a number of handlers that…

Continental pointers in action

It was over 25 years ago when I first saw an HPR (hunt, point, retrieve) pointer working. I was photographing a spring pointing test and the dog was a German shorthaired pointer called “Basil.” I can clearly remember him casting out over a field of winter wheat, he was running…

The point of pointers

Andy Platt had never been a fan of pointers, until a chance encounter in Sweden and a successful grouse shoot in the Drumochter hills of Scotland changed his mind…

The pointing dog’s stare

There's an art to training pointing dogs, but once in position, it can take even more skill to move them out of their catatonic stance

The German Shorthaired Pointer Club

The Watergrove Reservoir Working Test held on Sunday 16 July, by permission of United Utilities Puppy Test Judged by Mr Peter McCullough 1st Gunfield Evita HV Bitch 09/02/05 Handler Mr R Irvine 2nd Ayita Independence Day HWV Dog 24/01/05 Handler M M Herbert 3rd Essen Nazia Vonzell GSP Bitch…