Testing times

Summer is coming, and with it the competition season. Are you and your dog prepared? Ian Clinton writes for iShoot. At this time of year I expect many of you with working gundogs are thinking of entering a gundog working

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The science of scent

Knowing about scent can give us a bit more knowledge in perfecting our gundog training. Pete Carr explains that understanding different conditions is the key. Understanding scent and scenting conditions can really make a difference when working gundogs. In truth

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Top dog attractions at Stoneleigh

Whether your a seasoned trainer or an enthusiastic amateur, the UK Game Fair is the place to be for anyone with a working dog

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Gently Does It

Training a young gundog pup can be hard work for both owner and dog. Pete Carr explains how to ease into training by structuring the dogs early months

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GUNDOG TRAINER: Canine etiquette

Pete Carr shows you how to take the next step in training your gundog by introducing heelwork and dog box training There are two schools of thought regarding heelwork with a young gundog. Some trainers prefer their dogs not to

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Save the Date: The Northern Shooting Show

A brand new shooting spectacular will be launched next spring. The Northern Shooting Show, officially supported by BASC, will take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate. Within the 65,000 sq ft

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Working Cocker Spaniel Rescue gears up for busy season

The Working Cocker Spaniel Rescue (WCSR) is a voluntary team that helps and advises current or prospective owners of the breed by offering information, training advice and, when necessary, support with re-homing. The rescue gets dogs as young as 12

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The eyes have it

A working dog needs good eyesight – Amira Nasim-Hopfer looks at some of the common problems dogs can encounter with their sight   This feature will discuss some of the common eye diseases seen in dogs. It is important to be familiar

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Dysplasia and dislocations

Hip conditions can be common in working breeds – Amira Nasim-Hopfer explains how to spot and manage some of the problems your dog might encounter   The canine hip, which is also known as the coxofemoral joint, is a ball

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Canine Pyometra

This article will look at a disease called pyometra, which stems from the Greek meaning “pus in the uterus”. It is a chronic inflammatory disease with an acute manifestation seen predominantly in entire older bitches. Synonyms include purulent endometritis, purulent

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