It is pretty safe to say we are a nation of gundog lovers. It seems they are the most popular companion in the UK. Their characteristics make them very suited to family life and the working gundog’s temperament and trainability is ideal for the shooting field.
During the season I loved seeing the dogs work and excel in the field. Their fitness, drive and ability are second to none and it’s rewarding to see them doing such an important job.
If you can relate to this, perhaps you’re a gundog fan at heart….
1.Dress to impress (yourself)…
Regardless of what you pick out of the wardrobe you’d much rather wear your whistle and wellies as your favourite attire!
There’s nothing more invigorating than a cold morning’s walk or training session. Being part of an untouched morning frost and starting the day with a few successful retrieves leaves you feeling refreshed and revitalised for the day ahead.
3. Fire blazing…
After a day out working the dogs there’s nothing more relaxing than chilling at home (or the pub) with the dogs crashed out in front of the fire.
4. Plan your dog related activities..
Once the season is over it’s time to reflect. Planning the year ahead offers exciting opportunities for new training events, game fairs and challenging working tests.
5. No matter what…
Their unconditional love, biddable personality and willingness to succeed is the ultimate reason why I love my gundogs.
So there you have it…my 5 top signs of why I’m mad about gundogs. I’m sure you'll agree there’s no denying the magic of owning a gundog!