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Sporting and Farming Dogs

AMERICAN ROUGHSHOOTING

AMERICAN ROUGHSHOOTING

Author - Roggenkamp - Publisher - Howell

This exceptional 288 page book focuses on every aspect of sport hunting and captures the true essence of the experience enjoyed by 14 million sport hunters in the United States.

Price: 22.49

A WAY OF LIFE

A WAY OF LIFE

This book is a complete guide to sheepdog work in which the story of Glyn Jones' life with sheepdogs is presented as an integral part of his practical advice on training, handling, trialling and breeding.

There are chapters on: Choosing a dog; foundations of rearing and training; taking the dog from play to work; the first instructions; widening the dog's experience; singling and the outrun; nursery trials; the turnback; 'polishing' the dog; brace work; sheepdog trials in Britain and North America; a guide for the novice breeder; veterinary appendices.

Price: 18.45

BREAKING COVER VOLUME 1

BREAKING COVER VOLUME 1

Author - Jackie Drakeford - Publisher - Skycat

Those who pursue countryside activities know they are the greatest of levellers: one minute birdsong, next minute cowpat. Here we have a collection of wry snippets about those situations that can arise when keeping hunting dogs, going out in the beating line or following the hunt.

Price: 18.45

BREAKING COVER VOLUME 2

BREAKING COVER VOLUME 2

Author - Jackie Drakeford - Publisher - Skycat

Dry, laconic, brief and to the point, the author takes us across the land by day and by night, and shares those times in the field that are oh so familiar to grassroots sportsmen and women.

Once more we have two guest contributions from her stoical ever-supportive partner, who provides a highly individual, heavily biased view from the beating line, especially where terriers are concerned.

Price: 18.45

COMPLETE GUNDOG TRAINING MANUAL

COMPLETE GUNDOG TRAINING MANUAL

Author - James Douglas - Publisher - Swan Hill Press

James Douglas, often referred to as the trainers trainer, gives you all the facts and knowledge you need to train the breed of your choice. It is written with the authority of 30 years experience training dogs to the highest level.

This book fully explains how to choose the right breed of dog for you and the type of shooting you do. It then takes you from a puppy and its early training and care, through every step to adulthood, making training both fun and rewarding for you and your dog.

Price: 23.45

BEAGLING

BEAGLING - Author - Hobson - Publisher - Coch y Bonduu

Price: 7.70

DOG AT HEEL

DOG AT HEEL

Author - Veronica Heath - Publisher - Perry Green Press

This invaluable book is for anyone who decides to acquire a gun dog, of any breed, to accompany them either shooting, picking-up or beating. The revised edition has been updated and well indexed to take the reader step by step through the various stages in the education of a gun dog.

Emphasis is given to the importance of basic training in obedience, the need to establish a routine, and discipline not only when working, but in the home. There is also useful discussion on whether to start with a trained or part-trained dog, or a young puppy. The whole subject is covered in depth, without being too technical and both existing gun dog owners and anyone acquiring a gun dog for the first time will find this essential reading.

Price: 12.49

ESSENTIAL CARE IN THE FIELD

ESSENTIAL CARE IN THE FIELD

Author - Jackie Drakeford - Publisher - Skycat

Full of sound, practical common sense, and written in a plain, friendly, straightforward style, this book explores the different needs and care requirements of working dogs in their various roles. It describes how to start with the right dog in the first place, how to keep it in top condition, how to achieve and manage peak fitness, and the best methods of dealing with health problems arising from the working day or night.

An invaluable field first-aid section completes a down-to-earth guide on the care of the working dog, written by two authors who are totally familiar with the field environment and its challenges. Whether you are just starting out, or come from generations of successful working dog handlers, you will find a great deal of worthwhile information in these pages.

Price: 23.00

FIELD TRIALS AND JUDGING

FIELD TRIALS AND JUDGING

Author - Allington revised by Susan Scales - Publisher - Swan Hill Press

This book was first published in 1929 and was considered to be a classic reference to the difficult task of judging retriever and spaniel field trials.

In this new edition Susan Scales puts forward her comments on the original text that will help interpretation of situations in modern day circumstances. "A valuable insight into field trials and judging which will be of immense interest to all who train dogs for the shooting field and those who aspire to judge these events" - Countryman's Weekly

GUNDOG TRAINING FOR HOME AND FIELD

GUNDOG TRAINING FOR HOME AND FIELD

Author - Paul Rawlings - Publisher - Crowood

The main objective of this fascinating book is to 'train the trainer' to ensure that he, or she, produces a socially acceptable dog that all members of the family, including the children, can enjoy, both as a well-mannered, confident companion and as a competent working gundog.

Price: 23.45

GUNDOG HANDLERS GUIDE TO PICKING UP

GUNDOG HANDLERS GUIDE TO PICKING UP

Author - Veronica Heath - Publisher - Swan Hill Press

Author Veronica Heath Description During the last ten years there has been a huge increase in people keen to assist with their dogs during shoots. This book is a guide to the initiation and management of a successful 'picking up' combination in the field, i.e. human and canine.

It gives advice on choosing a suitable dog, the options available for training , the different environments your dog may be worked on - such as grouse moors, pheasant shoots and rough shoots. Also, it explores the relationship between pickers-up and guns, and gives a useful insight into what shoot managers actually expect from their pickers-up.

Price: 18.49

GUNDOGS THEIR LEARNING CHAIN

GUNDOGS THEIR LEARNING CHAIN

Author - Joe Irving - Publisher - Swan Hill Press

Joe Irving's greatly respected handbook on gundogs shows how to train a dog for any type of shooting by following a series of basic lessons which form a special sequence or 'learning chain'.

From buying a puppy to working it in the field, the author describes in detail how to adapt each stage of training to suit individual temperaments and all breeds of gundog.

Price: 18.49

GUNDOG TRAINING

GUNDOG TRAINING

Author - Keith Erlandson - Publisher Swan Hill Press

Keith Erlandson was a practising professional who had a long list of Field Trial Champions to his credit. His opinions, often openly controversial, are therefore backed by considerable experience, and given for what they are worth, without any attempt to impose them on the reader.

Chapters cover breeds, choice of puppy and all phases of training, water work, shooting days and field trials.

Price: 20.49

HEY PUP FETCH IT UP

HEY PUP FETCH IT UP

Author - Bill Tarrant - Publisher - Stackpole

Hey Pup, Fetch It Up! is the complete, practical guide to retriever training starting with the basics-choosing a puppy and keeping him happy and healthy. In succeeding chapters of this dog training book, Tarrant explains how to introduce pup to the field and teach him to cast, fetch, and retrieve.

Then he tells how to solve common retriever problems and administer canine first aid in the field, finally giving advice that will increase pup's success throughout his lifetime.

Price: 29.50

HUNT, POINT, RETRIEVE DOGS FOR WORK AND SHOWING

HUNT, POINT, RETRIEVE DOGS FOR WORK AND SHOWING

Author - Nigel Dear - Publisher - Crowood

The Hunt, Point, Retrieve breeds of dog are unique in the gundog world. They are extraordinary all-rounders and no other gundog has the sheer range of capabilities, in the show ring and in the field, as well as in the home as pets.

Aimed at both the beginner and those with more experience, this invaluable book opens up all aspects of the fascinating Hunt, Point, Retreive world for you and your dog to explore and enjoy.

Price: 23.45

LABRADOR SHOOTING DOG

LABRADOR SHOOTING DOG

A welcome departure from the prevailing methods of hunting-dog training, this guide explores more humane, spiritual, and effective Labrador retriever training techniques.

Hunters are led from the beginning-selecting a puppy for athleticism, "birdyness," conformation, intelligence, and personality-to understanding factors such as habitat, terrain, scenting conditions, and bird behavior. The end result is a happy, powerful, poised, and enthusiastic gun dog that can handle any challenge.

Normally £25.00 - 1 slightly marked copy available - Just £10.00 including carriage

Price: 24.50

GUNDOGS AND BIRD GUNS

GUNDOGS AND BIRD GUNS - Author - Waterman - Publisher - Gazelle

Price: 31.00

HUSKIES IN ACTION

HUSKIES IN ACTION - Author - Pfirstinger - Publisher - TFH

Price: 28.45

LONGDOG THE WORKING

LONGDOG THE WORKING

Author - Frank Sheardown - Publisher - Swanhill

A Longdog is either a purebred greyhound, whippet, deerhound, saluki, wolfhound, afghan or borzoi, or a cross between any of these breeds. This text aims to provide the reader with all the information needed to choose and keep the right type of Longdog.

'Anyone with even a passing interest in keeping and coursing longdogs will peruse this book with pleasure.' - Country Sports

Price: 17.45

LURCHER A COMPLETE GUIDE

LURCHER A COMPLETE GUIDE

Author - Joh Hutcheon - Publisher - Crowood

The lurcher is a truly remarkable type of dog. - a customized cross between a sight hound such as a greyhound or whippet and other breeds. It is extremely fast, agile, hardy and gentle, and can be kept as a working dog or as a pet.

This 160 page title offers a wealth of knowledge that all lurcher owners will benefit from. For the prospective or new owner all aspects of owning a lurcher, whether it be a pet or a working dog, are covered.

For the experienced owner it offers a fresh and varied outlook on the world of lurchers from an author who draws on a lifetime`s experience of owning and working dogs.

Price: 18.49

LURCHERS AS PETS

LURCHERS AS PETS

A beautifully illustrated guide to keeping lurchers as pets, whether owning your dog from a puppy or adopting through a rescue charity. With detailed information on care and practical advice on ownership throughout, Lurchers as Pets is essential reading for anyone considering owning a lurcher, or wanting to better understand and care for their dog.

Price: 14.99

LURCHER NEW COMPLETE

LURCHER NEW COMPLETE - Author - Plummer - Publisher - Swanhill

Price: 22.45

LURCHER TRAINING AND HUNTING

LURCHER TRAINING AND HUNTING

Author - Frank Sheardown - Publisher - Swanhill

Frank Sheardown defines a lurcher as 'a crossbred between any longdog and a breed other than a longdog'. This book is, therefore, about dogs that result from the matings of a longdog and other breeds such as gundogs, guard dogs or sheepdogs.

In addtion to looking at the lurcher as it is bred today and what can be found of the breed around the world, the author looks at the practical aspects of breeding, care and dog management.

Price: 22.45

LURCHER UNDERSTANDING THE WORKING

LURCHER UNDERSTANDING THE WORKING

Author - Jackie Drakeford - Publisher - Crowood

178 pages providing a practical guide based upon the author's special interest in the breed.

She describes in detail shows how to choose a lurcher, field train the dog, maintain good health, and deal with breeding and pregnancy issues.

Price: 20.49

PERFECT RETRIEVER

PERFECT RETRIEVER

Author - Miriam Fields-Babineau - Publisher TFH

This 64 page book covers breed characteristics care, training and basic commands and gives a comprehensive overview of the retriever breeds ensuring that you retriever is the best companion that he can be.

Price: 11.45

RUNNING DOG MAINTENANCE

RUNNING DOG MAINTENANCE

Publisher - Skycat

Over 230 pages long and layed out into 13 chapters this book has plenty of practical sound advice for dealing with all manner of health matters in working lurchers and sighthounds.

The book covers a huge spectrum, from how to treat strains, cuts and fractures to feeding and conditioning and everything in between.

If you have your first working dog or have had them for years you are sure to learn something from this book and find it a great source for reference to be drawn upon time and time again.

The book is packed with photographs of dogs working but more importantly it has pictures and easy to understand text of injuries which help the reader see what they are dealing with and how to treat it.

Price: 40.50

SIGHTHOUNDS THEIR FORM THEIR FUNCTION AND THEIR FUTURE

SIGHTHOUNDS THEIR FORM THEIR FUNCTION AND THEIR FUTURE

Author - Col. David Hancock - Publisher - Crowood

Sighthounds - "Their Form, Their Function and Their Future" is not another manual covering nutrition, training, breeding, care and maintenance; rather, it is a celebration of the cursorial hunting dogs, those using speed and sight to hunt for man's cooking pot for over three millennia.

Meticulously researched, it covers both British and foreign breeds, including some that are hardly known, covering their sporting past and arguing strongly for a sporting future for them.

Price: 29.50

SPANIELS

SPANIELS

Publisher - Quiller

Nick Ridley has been photographing dogs for over 25 years and he openly admits spaniels are amongst his favourite breed of dog to photograph.

Whether they are working in the shooting field or simply relaxing after a hard days work or making their owners laugh they are the perfect subject to capture on film. This book is a pictorial record of the amazing versatility of the spaniel, in fact it is a tribute to a truly adaptable breed of dog.

Springer and Cocker spaniels were originally bred to hunt, flush and retrieve game, however, in recent years they have turned their paws to other highly skilled activities - man has trained them to work as Hearing Dogs for Deaf people, and to hunt out explosives and drugs; and in recent years they have remarkably even been trained to detect cancer cells in human urine

Price: 22.45

SPORTING TERRIERS THEIR FORM THEIR FUNCTION AND THEIR FUTURE

Author - David Hancock - Publisher - Crowood

This book is about sporting terriers, that much-loved, quintessentially British, quite admirable group of dogs, favoured for centuries by the more humble type of hunter. Sporting Terriers is not a manual covering training, grooming, nutrition and dog care; it is a celebration of terriers' contribution to the sporting scene, an examination of their form, their function and their future in an increasingly urban society.

Painstakingly researched and brimming with information, it covers the emergent terrier breeds and foreign ones, as well as the long-established pedigree breeds of the show ring. If you do not want a book that merely lazily repeats all the old terrier breed myths and you are seeking something more challenging and thought-provoking, then this is the book for you.

Price: 23.45

TERRIER-CENTRIC DOG TRAINING

TERRIER-CENTRIC DOG TRAINING

Author - Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell - Publisher - Dogwise

In Terrier-Centric Dog Training, author Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell takes up the challenge to help terrier owners train their dogs by making sure they understand the instincts bred into terriers and what the most effective training and management techniques are to use when working with a "natural born killer."

You will learn to make yourself the most important thing in your terrier's world to keep his attention and focus on you and how to reward your terrier by allowing him to engage in behaviours he wants to do in exchange for doing what you want him to first. You will also learn to help your touch-sensitive terrier become comfortable while being handled and groomed, and to recognize what you can and cannot expect from a terrier in terms of trainability.

Price: 16.49

THE SPECIALIST GUNDOG

THE SPECIALIST GUNDOG

Author - Guy Wallace - Publisher - Sportsman's Press

Guy Wallace's book is for the many sportsmen who would rather shoot wild game. In it he discusses dogs for grouse, snipe, woodcock, falconry and stalking.

With advice on breeding or choosing a puppy, he sets out a basic training programme and in addition covers advanced training which will benefit every gundog owner.

Price: 20.45

THE WORKING LURCHER

THE WORKING LURCHER

Author - Jackie Drakeford - Publisher - Swanhill

"Working Lurcher" takes the reader through the basic standards required in a lurcher that is about to start work.

She describes the different quarry species and the traditional methods of bringing each to hand, as well as the types of lurcher best suited to each task.

This 176 page hardback gives fascinating details of lurchers at work including seeking out, finding and tackling their quarry and emphasises the need to work within the current hunting laws.

Price: 23.45

TRAINING THE SHEEPDOG

TRAINING THE SHEEPDOG

Authors - Longton & Sykes - Publisher - Crowood

This is a guide to training border collies, both for agricultural work and the competitive world of sheep dog trialling. The tips and advice are supported with photographs and diagrams throughout, with the aim of developing a perfect working partner and companion.

The Longton family has produced many masters of the art of sheepdog handling over the years, and Thomas has been the most consistent of English handlers in top competitions. Here he tells Barbara Sykes about his training methods, and Barbara adds notes on the history of the sheepdog. Well illustrated throughout.

Price: 22.50

TRAINING DOGS FOR PROTECTION WORK

TRAINING DOGS FOR PROTECTION WORK

Author - Ferd Mandilk & Mary Gangloff - Publisher - J A Allen

Training Dogs for Protection Work" is a comprehensive guide to the selection and training of dogs for protection work. The authors, who are professional trainers, have a profound understanding of both human and canine psychology. They stress the importance of correct attitude and commitment on the part of the owner/handler and explain the role in forming a working partnership between handler and dog.

In clear, conversational tones they guide the reader through the choice of puppy and early training, then examine the three areas of obedience, protection and tracking which together produce the working protection dogs. This book pulls no punches in its condemnation of abusive techniques and also tackles popular training misconceptions. "Training Dogs for Protection Work" will prove invaluable to both amateur and professional handlers and to trainers of all working breeds as well as assisting every dog owner to understand more about the basics of correct handling and training.

Price: 23.49

URBAN GUNDOGS

URBAN GUNDOGS

Author - Roettger & Schleider - Publisher - Writers Collective

This is a unique field dog training programme and guide for hunters, field trial enthusiasts, and dog owners preparing their dogs for hunt tests, who reside cities and towns.

This step-by-step book helps the urban trainer, constrained by the city environment, to turn an untrained puppy into a highly polished hunting retriever. It offers a unique and detailed program for obedience training in addition to a solid approach for field training.

The book contains colour photographs of dogs in action, and drawings designed to assist the novice or experience dog trainer with field exercises. It identifies training locations in and around cities, how to schedule dog training sessions, house training techniques, urban socialisation approaches, how to find flushing dog clubs, exercises and drills for indoor training during inclement weather, how to select professional trainers, valuable insight as to how flushing dog hunting tests and field trials are run, and superb handling guidance for a variety of upland game birds and waterfowl.

Price: 23.49

LURCHERS AND LONGDOGS

LURCHERS AND LONGDOGS - Author - Walsh - Publisher - Coch y Bonddu

Price: 20.45

OMEGA

OMEGA - Author - Plummer - Publisher - Boydell

Price: 19.45

PICKING UP

PICKING UP - Author - Heath - Publisher - Swanhill

Price: 17.45

PRACTICAL HUNTERS DOG BOOK

PRACTICAL HUNTERS DOG BOOK - Author - Falk - Publisher - Swanhilll

Price: 19.45

ROGUES AND RUNNING DOGS

ROGUES AND RUNNING DOGS - Author - Plummer - Publisher - Coch y Bonddu

Price: 17.45

SPORTING TERRIER

SPORTING TERRIER - Author - Plummer - Publisher - Gazelle

Price: 17.49

SPORTSMANS COMPANION

SPORTSMANS COMPANION - Author - Begbie - Publisher - Saiga

Price: 10.25

TO THE POINT

TO THE POINT

Authors - Tom Davis & Dale C Spartas - Publisher - Stackpole Books

Striking full-colour photographs show off pointing dogs at their finest including the viszla, weimaraner, and wirehaired pointing griffon.

Davis writes on the breeds' history, physical characteristics, and personality, as well as training the inquisitive puppy into a finished shooting dog with praise, patience, and repetition.

A superb gift book for the pointing dog lover

Price: 34.45

TRAINING THE ROUGHSHOOTERS DOG

TRAINING THE ROUGHSHOOTERS DOG

Author - Peter Moxon - Publisher - Swanhill

The book is aimed at the roughshooter who wants a useful steady dog to aid him in his sport. It is also useful for the novice trainer attempting to "make" his first gundog.

In particular, there are plenty of examples of things going wrong during training, and advice on how to set about correcting them. Chapters include: choice of puppy; early obedience work; retraining; field training; common problems; kennels; glossary of terms.

Price: 20.49

TRAINING THE WORKING SPANIEL

TRAINING THE WORKING SPANIEL

Author - Janet Menzies - Publisher - Quiller

Training the Working Spaniel makes it simple for anyone to train their gundog, no matter what facilities are available. The book contains chapters on training the urban gundog; how to keep a working dog in a family home; and introducing first-timers to working their spaniel in a variety of shooting situations.

The author takes the reader all the way from teaching the pup competing in field trials at the highest levels. The book covers everything from the first lessons in sitting and staying, to working on live game. It then covers advanced work in the field, rough shooting, picking-up, and training as a peg dog.

The final part of the book introduces the reader to elite spaniel work in field trials as well as giving guidance on breeding your own dogs. With unique access to the most successful spaniel trainers, the author brings exclusive tips from the top that can be used by any beginner.

Price: 23.45

WORKING LONGDOG

WORKING LONGDOG

Author - Frank Sheardown - Publisher - Swan Hill Press

In recent years there has been a fast growing interest in keeping longdogs both for working and showing.

This book will provide the owner with all the information he needs to choose and keep the right dog for his needs.

He gives much wise advice on buying, keeping, training, breeding and working the various breeds and crosses, all of which is written in an entertaining style with many amusing anecdotes to illustrate the points he makes.

Price: 18.45

WORKING TERRIERS

WORKING TERRIERS

Author - Sean Frain - Publisher - Quiller

The author takes a commonsense approach to modern terrier work that is based on the experience of terriermen who between them have been working earth dogs for several decades. This is an ideal introduction for anyone wishing to work their dog and rabbiting, ratting, mink and fox hunting, as well as badger digging are all covered.

The author emphasises the need to work within the current legislation at all times. Topics covered include: getting started, choosing a puppy, vital equipment, maintaining working qualities in the dogs.

Price: 20.45

WORLD OF THE LURCHER

WORLD OF THE LURCHER

Author - Col. David Hancock - Publisher - Quiller

This book, Colonel Hancock's eighth, is about lurchers, the hunting dog of the humbler hunters. It covers not just the origins, uses, structure, breeding advice, blend of breeds and foreign counterparts, but the wide patronage of these hybrid talented hounds. Lavishly illustrated it covers many aspects of the lurcher scene for the first time. It is not a manual dealing with feeding, training, health concerns and rearing.

It is a book for the hunter, the person more interested in what the lurcher does. No previous book has covered comparable hunting dogs abroad so fully; no other book on lurchers evaluates so deeply the value of the breeds contributing to this hybrid hound.

Price: 29.50