Showing posts from 2017

Merry Christmas with Dog and Field

I just wanted to pop a line down before it all goes crazy for Christmas. It has been a great season and I am looking forward to Christmas with the family, which I am sure we all are. However, it has to be said the traditional shooting on Boxing Day I am also looking forward too. I always try and shoot game on Boxing Day, it’s a great day out and of course it walks off the Christmas day turkey.

It is wonderful to be part of all these traditions especially around Christmas and I hope you are all doing something similar and with loved ones. 

We have 5 more sleeps left until Christmas and we have gift vouchers now available, if you are still needing any stocking filler ideas. 

A voucher is the perfect gift and a great way to say Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday or simply - Thank you! With a voucher from Dog & Field you can be rest assured that it will be gratefully received and cherished.  

Finally, I look forward to getting out shooting again in the New Year before the season ends. When I…

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Our Feature Products Review For October and Time for the Winter Woolly in November...

In the October Newsletter we promoted our Game Carriers, the single and double loops. Plus we introduced you to our amazing padded shoulder strap. We had a great response, not only through the website, but also on the Dog and Field Facebook Group. With you guys adding pictures with them being used. This was great to see and we thank you, as always, for all your support.       

November is the time for a good  Winter Woolly, and boy, we have some corkers for you.  Our popular Dog and Field, Toweling Coat, is in stock, we have our Super, Dog and Field 2-in-1 Waterproof Coat, and also now offer the Hotterdog Fleece Dog Jumper.  All are exceptional products, which we use regularly. They keep your dogs dry, warm and clean in the vehicle. Who can ask for more. Take a peek and let us know what you think.

Pepper's Turn... Crafty Cockers all the way!

In the last couple of weeks I have started training Pepper, an 18 month old Cocker Spaniel. Pepper is a late starter and although will never make a trialing dog she is showing enough promise to perhaps make a very smart little rough shooting dog one day. 

Out with my good friend Matt, Matt Ager Pet &Gundog, in the space of a week, she has gone from not being interested at all in retrieving, to now being fairly keen at hunting a tennis ball out and returning with it.  We have been mixing this up with a little steadiness work: although this is not key at this stage, as I am trying to gee her up and put a little drive into her. Pepper will be a challenge, she has been part of the family for sometime, however I am excited.

Training Snipe, my Labrador is very regimented with lots of straight lines and strict handling, to have Pepper as a little side project is going to be a lot of fun. 
I'm sure this could become a long and frustrating road for the both of us, ha! BUT I am going to p…

Recipe of the Month!

Love shooting duck & need a QUICK recipe to enjoy your evenings success... We did this on Sunday, delicious... Duck Pancakes.
Cut out the breasts, skin removed, cut into very slim slices, separate into 2 bowlsHeat up a drop of olive oil in a pan, add a good splash of 1 of the below sauces & throw in the 1st bowl of duck, these will be your cooked through duck slicesKeep the duck on the move, if it's getting too hot add more sauce, to keep the duck moistBuy a hoisin sauce (traditionally used) or the plum sauce (we find this so yummy to actually cook the duck in, so try it you might like it)Add your 2nd bowl of duck and 2 more teaspoons of sauce, the first bowl of duck will be browned, the 2nd bowl will be a more tender option, only cook for a further 2 mins and remove pan I feel this makes a nice combo while eating together in the wrapLet it rest in the sauce off the heat, for 20 minsCut 1 bunch of spring onions into matchsticks½ cucumber halved, seeds removed and cut into m…

We Are Winners!

We are very proud to have picked up the award for Best Gundog Training Equipment Supplier of the Year in the 2017 Northern Ireland Business Awards.

We have such a great customer base in Ireland with many of them becoming friends over the years through different events that we have been over for. Thank you to each and every one of you for your continued support. We are over the moon.
A Good Day Out On My Retriever Training Day in Norfolk... 

September 28th, 2017

Bacon roll in hand and we were off to Hargham Shoot Retriever Training. It was a slightly wet start, however by the end of the day the sun was shining and Snipe and I had had a fantastic day.

We started with walked up partridge in the sugar beet. Never easy, with the noise of the beet whistling in Snipe's ears, however I was confident he would get his head down and I am pleased to say he did. I was chuffed.

His first 3 retrieves were clean and for a 14 month old dog and only his 2nd time out on game, for me, he was going well.

Then we had a slight wobble on his 4th retrieve when I had to call him back as he took the wrong line (or I sent him on the wrong path, I am never afraid to say its the handler and the dog on the training day, remember). So We realigned and off we went again, this time, mission accomplished! The retrieve was a success and it was time for lunch. Happy Days!

After lunch we finished …

Photo Shoot With Workingline Images

Although the launch of the Dog & Field brand of dog food happened back in May I have only just gotten around to writing a post about it so apologies about that....

The process of setting the dog food range was an exciting one and albeit sometimes frustrating and hard work, the prospect of such a project was never going to put me off. One of the most fun aspects of the entire process was the photo shoot for the bag label designs and advertising literature.

A trip to spend a morning with the talented Caroline at Workingline Images was planned and when that morning came it saw a dank and wet start to the day. We decided to go ahead as planned and although the outside shots may not have been possible, Caroline has a lovely hay loft which suited nicely for what we were trying to achieve.

I arrived at Workinghline HQ and was greeted by Caroline and the offer of a much needed cup of coffee whilst we pondered over what it was we wanted to achieve. A friend of Caroline's was also on h…

EMGC Working Test

Saturday 13th May saw me take the short trip up the road into Leicestershire for East Midland Gundog Club's first retriever working test of the year. Having been invited to sponsor EMGC and support their events for both field trials and working tests I am always keen to attend if I can, not only to show my support but also because I thoroughly enjoy watching the dogs and handlers at work.

There were around forty dogs running across three categories including Puppy, Novice Dog/Novice Handler and Veteran and after a warm welcome and a briefing from test secretary Lesley, the day was under way.

The weather kept fine and with some lovely ground at Hall Farm everyone appeared to be having a great time and the day was running like clock work. It was a bonus for me that I was able to help out in the form of a not so glamorous assistant to one of the judges and had the job of throwing dummies. It is a great position to be in as you are up close to the picking area and are able to observe …
Ellie Close

In July 2016 we welcomed Ellie Close to the Dog & Field team and we are immensely looking forward to supporting and following Ellie’s progress. Ellie, who at the tender age of just 6 years old has already achieved so much with her two Spaniels Meg and Bernie and is sure to be a dog handling star of the future.
Having qualified for the Chudleys Junior Gundog Championship Final back in September at The Midland Game Fair Ellie then went on to run in her first working test held at Chatsworth as part of the Kennel Club Gundog weekend. Ellie ran her Springer Spaniel Meg and they both preformed fantastically achieving a Certificate of Merit. Ellie recently competed at The Scottish Game Fair at the beginning of July and yet again had great success. Ellie and her Spaniels were tested and judged on retrieves on both land and water and shone through winning a 1st and 2nd.
It is great to have the opportunity support the next generation of dog handlers and we at Dog & Field hope th…
Barrowan Gundogs
In May 2015 we were proud to announce our sponsorship of Ian Rowan of Barrowan Gundogs. We are pleased to have Ian as an ambassador of Dog and Field and we look forward to working with and supporting Ian and his dogs. Barrowan Gundogs are based in Larne Co.Antrim with facilities throughout the County's of Antrim and Down for Training dogs to their owners requirements. Also on offer is guided Woodcock Shooting from November through to January.  Gundog Training Classes are available to groups or a one to one basis. Also available is a limited number of rabbit training days.

To follow Ian please take a look at his website and social media pages

Mulraven Gundogs
In November 2014 we were proud to announce our sponsorship of Liam Mulcrow from Mulraven Gundogs. We are pleased to have Liam as an ambassador of Dog and Field. We look forward to supporting Liam on his journey to success. After spending many years trying to find myself, my path finally crossed with a spaniel, since day 1 I have been hooked on everything regarding gundog's, I have hassled many experienced and well established trainers for answers to my questions, to which I must add all have been more than accommodating. My ultimate goal is to qualify my dog for the championship and try to do the unthinkable. Having always played competitive sport I always want to win, it is no different with dogs. I have a long road ahead of me but I have a lot of support from great spaniel folk around me." - Liam Mulcrow

To follow Liam please take a look at his website and social media pages.…