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The Fur Feather & Fin Guide To Gundogs

Guide to Korthals Griffon Gundogs

A rare gun dog breed, you may or may not be familiar with the Korthals Griffon. Their distinctive moustache style of facial fur is eye-catching. Originating from the Netherlands, it is infrequent to notice these dogs in public; a country show is a more likely place to observe one. They are, however, slowly growing in popularity as a short-range gun dog. Their incredibly true nature and history of specialised breeding make them a fascinating dog breed.

Korthals griffon gundog stood in grass

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Top 8 Gundog Puppy FAQ’s

Owning a dog can be one of life’s greatest pleasures, and, if you’re into shooting, a well-trained gundog is invaluable. Choosing and training a gundog can sometimes be tricky, and it’s always best to start from a young age. While every situation is different, we often get asked the same questions, so we have put together a list of top FAQ’s when it comes to gundog pups.puppy playing in the water

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Why You Should Socialise Your Gundog

We all know socialising your dog is an integral part of being a dog owner, by why is it important, and what are the benefits? A socialised dog, particularly a working dog that is frequently surrounded by different sights and smells, will work better and respond well even in new environments. Read on to find out everything you need to know about socialising your gun dog.

Spaniels socialising

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Guide to Barbet Gundogs

The Barbet (pronounced bar-bay) is a medium-sized French water dog, listed by the French Kennel Club in the same group as retrievers and flushing dogs. As of 2018, the Barbet is the 220th breed recognised by The Kennel Club of the UK. An old breed, it has been a proficient dog for retrieving waterfowl for many years.

Two Barbet dogs sitting on grass

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How to Spot Illegal Puppy Farming

While buying a gundog puppy is an exciting process, many young dogs up for sale may not have come from a responsible breeder but instead, a puppy farm where illegal breeding practices take place. As well as breaking the law by implementing forced breeding methods, the dogs offered by puppy farmers are more likely to become ill or develop issues with both their behaviour and health once they reach adulthood. To ensure you are purchasing a healthy and happy gundog from a responsible breeder, we have provided a brief guide on how to spot illegal puppy farming:

Two young black and brown puppies jumping up behind a wooden gate.

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Guide to Labrador Retriever Gundogs

The Labrador retriever needs little introduction, being the most popular pet dog in the UK, and also one of the favourite working gundogs in the country. Labrador retrievers are a popular choice for working dogs, being guide dogs for the blind, therapy dogs, helper dogs for deaf and disabled and drug sniffer dogs too. The breed has definitely made its mark with their easy-going temperament, general good health and hardworking attitude.

A labrador retriever sundog

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