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"Don't rush your gundog training, progress in tiny increments and keep exercises fresh and exciting."

Ben Randall, Field Editor

Gundog breeds

A closer look at the many working breeds to help you choose the right dog for you...

Labrador retriever

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English springer spaniel

We take a look at the UK’s third most popular gundog...
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In the field

Exclusive interviews, unforgettable experiences and fascinating gundog history...

A history of picking-up

Up until the 1920s, picking-up was always carried out...
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Dogs that track deer

How prepared are you for when things don’t quite go as...
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Instruction & training

Expert gundog training tips and advice from some of the most respected handlers...

Training a young labrador retriever – part 1

Gundog expert Jayne Coley summarises the early training...
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Choosing the right breed of gundog

When considering which gundog breed is best for you, follow...
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The R Word

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An Unhealthy Obsession?

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Gundog Journal

Gundog Journal Issue 6 is out of stock for single issue sales. Subscriptions are still available starting from this issue.

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In a brand new series we speak to prominent handlers to find out what happens when difficult days occur in the training field, and how best to react when trouble strikes. Field Editor Ben Randall provides expert advice on how to make sure owners end up with the right sort of dog for their needs - after all Ferraris are not necessarily suited to learners.

In a fascinating account Lindsay Corbett explains exactly what it took to overcome her nerves and go from total novice to Cocker Championship qualifier two years running in almost no time.

Also we ask whether fox red labradors are fashion accessories or genuine shooting buddies? And we dig a little deeper to find what represents good value when buying a puppy or part or fully trained dog.

Don’t miss this issue:

  • In depth interview with IGL and Irish Retriever champion Declan Boyle
  • Gallery pages from the Cocker and Springer Championship
  • Full report from the Irish Retriever Championship
  • Will Clulee tells us about his daily routine in the kennels
  • The regal Gordon setter in profile
  • Expert training advice from the Gundog Journal aficionados
  • How one man refuses to let his disability stop him picking-up
  • The best gear for you and your gundog at home and in the field
  • To jab or not to jab? The truth about vaccinations
  • Great gundogs of the past – Dual Champion Banchory Bolo

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