Choosing Between a Puppy and an Adult Dog

Choosing Between a Puppy and an Adult Dog

With so many rescue dogs in desperate need of a new home, it’s a tough decision to disregard their plight and opt instead to purchase an 8 week old puppy. Of course, More »

Training Your Gundog

Training Your Gundog

Rearing a successful hunter can be an arduous task, particularly for first timers. It’s important to make the correct decision in choosing the perfect breed to fit your needs, and be proactive More »

Versatility at its Best: HPRs

Versatility at its Best: HPRs

Gundogs that are part of the Hunt, Point and Retrieve group are bred to fulfil all the basic requirements of hunting, from locating targets to pointing the game to retrieving the fallen More »

Enthusiasm Galore: Spaniels

Enthusiasm Galore: Spaniels

Bursting with bags of energy, this high octane group is an essential component to the gundog field, primary utilised to flush the game out of hiding. Modern spaniels also retrieve the fallen More »

The Epitome of Elegance: Setters and Pointers

The Epitome of Elegance: Setters and Pointers

Generally large in size and powerful in build, these elegant gundogs are required to locate the game in open countryside and alert their handler to its presence. Excellent trackers and particularly effective More »

All About Gundogs

Gundogs are not only an asset to many police and armed forces, but also a joy to own and work with, renowned for their obedience, enthusiasm and energy, and adored as pets the world over. The following articles take a closer look at this unique canine group, offering potential buyers and dog lovers in general the chance to explore the differing breeds available, their purposes and their individual characteristics.

Breed Varieties

It is generally accepted that the gundog group comprises of four distinct categories; setters and pointers, spaniels, retrievers and the all-rounders or HPRs (Hunt Point Retrieve). Before choosing the perfect fit for you, it’s important to have an understanding of each variety, regardless of whether you intend to use your dog for working or show purposes, or simply as a member of the family More...

  • Enthusiasm Galore: Spaniels

    • Bursting with bags of energy, this high octane group is an essential component to the gundog field, primary utilised to flush the game out of hiding. Modern spaniels also retrieve the fallen quarry whilst working closely to their handler, flashing through brambles and hunting at exceptional speeds... More »
  • Loyal Friends: Retrievers

    • Hugely popular in both the field and the home, retrievers exude a friendly and tolerant vibe that has made them long standing family members in the UK and the US for generations. Their job appears simple; to fetch the fallen game, although they must exhibit the utmost patience and resist... More »
  • Versatility at its Best: HPRs

    • Gundogs that are part of the Hunt, Point and Retrieve group are bred to fulfil all the basic requirements of hunting, from locating targets to pointing the game to retrieving the fallen prey. Each originating from mainland Europe, these all-round breeds are becoming increasingly popular in the shooting field and... More »