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Breed Profile – Otterhound

This breed profile explores the water-loving Otterhound. Friendly, intelligent dogs, they are good fun to be around, but definitely come with their own particular challenges. History of Breed: The Otterhound is a vulnerable native UK breed, with only 22 puppies born in 2014. As the name suggests, the breed were originally bred to hunt otters, which is…

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Breed Profile – Korthals Griffon

For our latest breed profile, we’re taking a look at an HPR (hunt, point, retrieve) gundog that is popular on the continent. The Korthals Griffon (also known as the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon) has an appealing rugged appearance with a keen, intelligent expression. Find out more in our shaggy dog story. History of Breed: The Korthals Griffon…

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Breed Profile – Hungarian Vizsla

A great all-round gundog and increasingly popular in the UK, the Hungarian Vizsla is the focus of this breed profile. Vizslas also make fantastic family pets and are beautiful to look at. It’s a win-win combination! History of Breed: The Hungarian Vizsla is a typical HPR (Hunt Point Retrieve) gundog. HPR dogs are all-purpose hunting dogs. They typically have…

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Breed Profile – Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

For our latest breed profile, we take a look at a Canadian gundog breed. The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is an enthusiastic, friendly dog that is increasingly popular in the UK. History of Breed: Developed in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, in the 19th century, this breed has an interesting part to play in hunting waterfowl. Hunters…

Flyball at Crufts

Flyball

When it comes to high energy activities for dogs, flyball ticks all the boxes. Action, skill and fun, it has them all. What exactly does flyball entail? Who can have a go? And where can you try it out? We got in touch with Jacqui Smith and Bev Rutherford, secretary and treasurer respectively of the Teesdale Flyball…

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Breed Profile – Large Munsterlander

This time around, our breed profile focuses on a breed with a rather esoteric-sounding name that’s actually a real “dog’s dog”. The Large Munsterlander is a large and relatively powerful dog that’s also capable of being a great family member, especially if if they get lots of interaction and exercise. History of Breed: The Large…

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Breed Profile – Irish Setter

  As everyone seems to love our quick guides to breeds, we’re publishing quite a few more over the coming weeks. The first from the latest list is a daft, but endearing, breed – the Irish Setter.   History of Breed: Originating in Ireland, the Irish Setter is known in its native land as Modder…

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Breed Profile – Labrador Retriever

One of the most popular breeds on the planet, the Labrador Retriever, is the subject of our latest breed profile. These fantastically versatile and intelligent dogs are one of our favourites. History of the Breed: The St John’s dog, a now extinct Newfoundland breed, is the ancestor of the Labrador Retriever. Brought to England around…

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Breed Profile – Border Collie

The breed profiles that we started to publish a few months ago have proved exceedingly popular with our readers, so we’ve decided to keep the theme going for a few months – or until we run out of breeds we know something about! This time around, it’s one of our favourites, the Border Collie. History…

Feeding to Condition – A Guide For Working Dog Owners

Regular readers of the Gilbertson & Page blog will no doubt have noticed that we mention ‘feeding to condition’ a lot. We even published an article specifically on this subject last year – Feeding to Condition Explained. However, with a good proportion of our customers owning working dogs, we felt it was worth looking at…