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  • The Working Springer Spaniel

The Working Springer Spaniel - Keith Erlandson

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This book, written by Keith Erlandson, one of the world's top breeders and handlers, covers all aspects of owning a working springer spaniel. How to choose, work, breed and trial this popular sporting spaniel. 

Illustrated with 16 papers of photographs, The Working Springer Spaniel includes individual chapters on:

  • origins of the springer
  • obtaining a spaniel 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 heel
  • artificial lines
  • punishment
  • soft and hard mouths
  • the principles and practicalites 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.

 

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