My gun dog retrieves dummies nicely but he's prone to lose interest in hunting if he doesn't find it almost straightaway. Is there anything I can do to keep him working the ground more thoroughly and not to give up so easily?
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.
My two cockers are inclined to get grass seed down their ears at this time of year. This has resulted in visits to the vet to have the seed removed under anaesthetic. Can you suggest a way of protecting their ears?
How can I encourage my two-year old labrador to use his nose more often when I send him for a retrieve? At the moment he seems to prefer using his eyes - and he's starting to ignore whistle commands. What can I do?
I have an ESS and intend to obtain another dog later in the year. I have reviewed many breeds, but have always been a fan of rottweilers. I recall reading an article dealing with this breed as a gundog.
I am intending to buy a gundog puppy for rough-shooting. Can you advise me who to approach for the information about the relevance of hip and eye scores? I also don't understand technical terms, such as FTCh, FTW, GWT winner and D/DC?