Overcoming Nerves

Overcoming Nerves

Lindsay Corbett tells us about her dog of a lifetime and shares how she overcame her nerves in order to compete in the Cocker Championships.

Author:
Lindsay Corbett
Does a Ferrari suit a learner?

Does a Ferrari suit a learner?

Sometimes the wrong dog ends up with the wrong owner and Field Editor Ben Randall has some words of wisdom on how to avoid this happening.

Author:
Ben Randall
Difficult Days

Difficult Days

In social media world every dog handler seems to be perfect, but this is not reflective of real life training. In this first of a new series Joanne Perrott speaks to handler Abbie Reid from Riverlily Working Dogs about what to do when things go wrong.

Author:
Joanne Perrott
Don’t accept defeat

Don’t accept defeat

Trainer Damian Barson reports on a remarkable man who has not let cerebral palsy stop him working his dog on shoot day.

Author:
Gundog Journal
Sofa surfing spaniels

Sofa surfing spaniels

Having fallen in love with shooting later in life Jo Bennett and her springer Clover won top-placed spaniel at the Chudleys Championship in 2019. Jo’s dogs are now proof that being allowed on the sofa is no barrier to success.

Author:
Gundog Journal
How a dog can save a life

How a dog can save a life

Working with gundogs is good for us on so many different levels and, as Leigh Fell reports, dogs provide great support to people suffering from mental illness.

Author:
Leigh Fell
My Dog of a Lifetime

My Dog of a Lifetime

Joanne Perrott - Founder of the Ladies Working Dog Group tells us about her dog of a lifetime.

Author:
Gundog Journal
Wildfowling Dogs

Wildfowling Dogs

When it comes to wildfowling having a dog is just as important as having a gun for Tom Sykes, and here he explains why.

Author:
Tom Sykes
From the Law to the Labrador

From the Law to the Labrador

Retired police officer Vikki Stanley has been competing since 1988, and won the Chudleys Gundog Championship at the Midland Game Fair in 2019. Gundog Journal caught up with Vikki to find out about her life with dogs.

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Gundog Journal
Dreams Do Come True

Dreams Do Come True

For some people the childhood ambition does come to fruition and here Louise Jarvis explains how her love of art and animals were only ever going to lead to one career.

Author:
Gundog Journal
Man’s Best Hunting Buddy

Man’s Best Hunting Buddy

Working dogs are not confined to the shooting field. Glyn Ingram of the British Deer Society (BDS) takes a closer look at the crucial role of ‘deer dogs’.

Author:
Glyn Ingram
FTCh Breeze of Drakeshead

FTCh Breeze of Drakeshead

We dip into the pantheon of legendary gundogs to select one each issue.

Author:
Patrice Fellows.
Billy Steel Jnr

Billy Steel Jnr

The winner of the 2018 IGL Retriever Championship talks to Anne McKay about his methods.

Author:
Anne McKay
FtCh Speckle of Ardoon

FtCh Speckle of Ardoon

Patrice Fellows turns the spotlight on a spaniel that confounded her own breeding to become one of the best ever, and a trainer who most definitely did it his way.

Author:
Gundog Journal
My Dog of a Lifetime (Part 3)

My Dog of a Lifetime (Part 3)

We ask two passionate shooting people about their favourite gundogs.

Author:
Gundog Journal
My Dog of a Lifetime (Part 2)

My Dog of a Lifetime (Part 2)

We ask people from the shooting world about their all-time favourite gundogs

Author:
Gundog Journal
My Dog of a Lifetime (Part 1)

My Dog of a Lifetime (Part 1)

We ask six people from the shooting world about their all-time favourite gundogs.

Author:
Gundog Journal
Logan’s Run

Logan’s Run

Following the piece in the first issue on how far we drive to collect our new puppies, Peter Curran reports on a 1,000-mile plus adventure to collect a new pointer.

Author:
Peter Curran