spaniel in brambles

Are dogs really colour-blind?

ONE OF THE extraordinary things about dogs is that they may be able to mark a falling bird 200 yards away, but they will run straight past a dead bird lying in the open without seeing it. It’s a reminder that a dog’s eyesight is very different from our own.…

Reader's photos of the week

10 photos of the week from our readers

From young shots, jumping dogs and spectacular winter scenery, our inbox has been overflowing with fantastic photographs this week. If you would like to send us your photographs to be shared on our Facebook page or right here on the site then please email shootinguk@timeinc.com or message our Facebook page.…

English setter

Passing over pedigrees?

EARLIER THIS MONTH The Telegraph asked readers to vote online for their favourite breed of dog, which they did in impressive numbers. More than 30,000 votes were cast during the four days the poll was open. Its results make fascinating reading, for in the number one slot wasn’t a breed at…

English springer spaniels

Time for the super-spaniel?

I don’t know how many English springer spaniels there are in the UK, but my guess would be between 160,000 and 200,000. This is based on 12,000 puppies being registered with the Kennel Club annually, plus the fact that there are many pure-bred but unregistered springers. Assume an average lifespan of…

Results of Kennel Club cocker spaniel Field Trials

Results of Kennel Club cocker spaniel Field Trials: The Kennel Club held its final two field trials of 2012 in Norfolk recently, with the Novice Cocker Spaniel Field Trial at Castle Rising, King’s Lynn, and the Open Cocker Spaniel Field Trial at Congham, King’s Lynn.

Chiltern cockers at Blenheim

The Chiltern Gundog Society held an open cocker spaniel trial at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.