Putting the brakes on

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

IWOULD like to add some bal­ance to the ar­ti­cle by David Tom­lin­son on gun­dogs (‘Slowly but surely’, July 26). The way in which a dog is trained, han­dled and con­di­tioned all has an ef­fect and, in this re­spect, it’s rel­a­tively easy to get a tri­alling ‘rocket’ to last all day. I speak from ex­pe­ri­ence, with one of my cur­rent crop of spaniels hav­ing the full dose of ‘red ink’ that David refers to, yet it reg­u­larly goes a full day in the field, is a per­fect deer­stalk­ing com­pan­ion and a fam­ily dog to boot. David might con­sider that you can fit brakes to a speedy spaniel, but you can’t retro­fit an ac­cel­er­a­tor. Robert Kerr-bon­ner, by email

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