Category Archives: Dogs

How to Keep Your Gundog Fit in The Off-season

A couple of gundogs in training looking for their training accessories

The shooting season is over but, in addition to your own skills being kept sharp with clay shooting, your gun dog needs to be kept in shape. As there is no work in the off-season, it’s all too easy for your dog to get out of shape and as much as they won’t necessarily forget Continue Reading →

Insurance for Gundogs – Is It Worth It?

Working gundog that has insurance

Insurance for dogs is relatively new, and it has almost become compulsory. This is due to increasing costs of veterinary care, but also owners who feel the responsibility for caring for their working dog. We have taken a look at whether insuring your gundog is really worth it.

Facts About Gundogs

Cocker spaniel gundog

Gundogs are a category of dog breeds that have been developed over hundreds of years to assist hunters and shooters to find and retrieve game, usually birds. They are also often classified as working dogs and have a variety of skills which makes them highly valuable when out in the field. If you are new Continue Reading →

Christmas Gift Ideas for Dogs

dog in winter snow

With Christmas just around the corner, we know how manic gift shopping can be. So, we thought we’d make it a little easier for you by compiling together some of the best ideas for gifts this year! If you’re looking for gifts for men or women, check out our gift guides; however, if you’re on Continue Reading →

Weimaraner Gundogs: What You Need to Know

Weimaraner gun dog

The Weimaraner (pronounced vy-maraner) is a noble-looking gundog, with their silvery coat and amber eyes. The dog has long been a popular breed for hunting in Europe, particularly Germany, being used in packs to hunt wild boar and stags. As larger game declined, they are now used for smaller quarry and recognised as a fantastic Continue Reading →

Learn the Ropes of Gundog Vocabulary

A dog looking for its accessories in the field

With shooting season well underway, it’s time to test your knowledge! You may have been keeping up with our recent series of “Gundog Guides”, offering plenty of information of a variety of gundogs breeds to help you to select the perfect dog. Today, we’ve got an in-depth vocabulary guide to help you get to grips Continue Reading →

Beginner’s Guide to Picking Up on a Shoot

Pickers-up and guns wearing shooting jackets on a shoot

If you have never picked up on a shoot before, but have been invited to do so, then our guide will help you know what to do on the drive, the etiquette and the rules of picking up. The role of picking up on a shoot is seen as a privilege and also allows you Continue Reading →

Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Gundogs: What You Need to Know

A Hungarian wirehaired vizsla gundog

The Hungarian wirehaired vizsla is steadily gaining popularity in the shooting world. They are a good-looking, steady and responsive breed of gundog, but they do raise a few questions for people who may have never come across them before. This brief guide will hopefully shed some light onto the increasingly popular vizslas, and why you Continue Reading →

Beginner’s Guide to Breeding Gundogs

a dog

Breeding gun dogs may appeal to you after you have been an owner of one for many years. Whether or not you are familiar with everything involved, it should first be said it is a huge undertaking, and you’ll need to commit a large amount of time and care to the well-being of these animals. Continue Reading →

Setter Gundogs: What You Need to Know

Setter gundogs training with dog accessories

Setters are a type of gundog used for hunting game birds such as pheasant and grouse. There are four setter breeds in the UK; English, Irish, Irish Red and White and Gordon. Setters search for game by scent and do so methodically. When they encounter prey, they freeze rather than chase, and it is their Continue Reading →