A dog for the job
I am a keen shooting man and do a variety of different types each year. However, what I enjoy most of all is walked-up shooting, particularly in Scotland where I am lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks each year. Would a hunt, point and retrieve dog enhance my enjoyment?
The HPR breeds can be excellent all-round gundogs if trained properly, but they can be more difficult to train than spaniels or retrievers. I recommend that you visit one of the larger game fairs and have a chat with some of the owners in the Breed Tent to get an idea of which type of HPR would suit your needs. Once you have found a suitable pup it would be well worthwhile looking for an experienced trainer to help you through the process of training not only your dog… but yourself as well!
The HPR breeds can be excellent all-round gundogs if they’re trained properly