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Competitive Gundog - Field Trials and Working Tests

By Nigel Dear

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ISBN: 9781847972828
PUBLISHED: 16/08/2011
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 115 colour photos & diagrams

Competing with your gundog is great fun, but many owners are unaware of the many year-round training and competitive opportunities in which they can be involved. Many also think that the skills required are above them, and that such events are available only to the very experienced amateur or the gundog professional. This is very far from the truth.

The Competitive Gundog is aimed at the beginner and the less experienced handler and provides detailed descriptions of all aspects of trials and tests.

Contents include:

  • Field trials and working tests
  • Spring and grouse pointing
  • The show gundog working certificate
  • Retrievers, Spaniels, Pointers and Setters
  • Working with Hunt, Point, Retrieve (HPR) dogs

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" Many gundog owners are interested in the competitive possibilities for their gundog but often feel that Field Trials and Working Tests are the province of the professional and top handlers. This book, aimed at the novice, sets out to demystify and explain these events and, in doing so, encourage the reader to take the plunge themselves. "
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" Nigel Dear's book is aimed at the field trial beginner taking them in a 'step by step' fashion through the rules, regulations and procedures of running all breeds of gundogs in trials and tests.
This is the book to encourage the beginner to take the plunge, join a training group and enter the world of the competitive gundog. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Irish Country Sports and Country Life

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