The Working Springer Spaniel Book

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Illustrated with 16 pages of photographs, The Working Springer Spaniel includes individual chapters on the origins of the springer; obtaining a spaniels puppy; hip and eye tests; pre-training procedures; training equipment; dogging guns and ammunition; early obedience lessons; steadiness to dummies and introduction to retrieving; introducing the gun; retrieving real game; hunting and steadiness to game; a breakdown of game scent; dropping to shot; blind retrieves; jumping; water work; walking to heal; artificial lines; punishment; soft and hard mouths; the principles and practicalities of breeding; field trials in Britain, USA, Canada, and Europe; the working cocker; woodcock and cocking spaniels. The book is essential reading for anyone who owns or is thinking of owning a working springer or cocker spaniel. Keith Erlandson