Fieldsports Guide to Gundogs

Gundog Trials

Gundog Gurus – part 1

gundoggurus_1_frontWith centuries of experience and literally dozens of Field Trial Champions between them, these are undoubtedly six of the best gundog trainers of our era. Will Pocklington spoke to them about their glittering careers so far.

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Pleasing the judges

fieldtrial_judges_frontThe difference between silverware and an early finish in a field trial can be in the detail, says Ben Randall, who highlights some of the key things field trial judges look for. 

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There can only be one winner

The IGL's annual Retriever Championship tests competitors’ abilities to perform under immense pressure. So it takes a great deal more than just good handling to go all the way, as Marcus Janssen discovered.

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Handling the handlers

handling the handlersA dog is for life, not just for Christmas. But Howard Kirby couldn't have known the black Labrador puppy he got for Christmas in 1987 would totally change his life. By Richard Rawlingson.

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No margin for error

black lab headshotWith a place at the IGL Retriever Championship up for grabs, the stakes were high at Dukeries Gundog Club's two-day open at Osberton Estate. By Marcus Janssen.

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