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English Springer Spaniel: Dog of All Trades

by Tom Goldsmith | September 4, 2012

It seems we live in a world dominated by specialists. Hunters and their dogs are no exception. These days, there are specific breeds for every kind of hunting in our province.

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The Check Cord: A Dog Trainer’s Best Friend

by Tom Goldsmith | June 1, 2012

Extend control over your canine hunting partner.

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Socializing a Hunting Dog

by Tom Goldsmith | April 1, 2012

Take the bite out of canine behaviour.

Grooming Your Dog for the Field

by Tom Goldsmith | January 4, 2012

If you were among the legions of hunters who fell in love with long-haired breeds like golden retrievers, springer spaniels, or any of the setters, you’ve already learned there’s no such thing as a quick, easy hunt in the Ontario uplands or marshes. Even 20 minutes off leash can mean hours of burr removal, which […]

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Be Wary of Backyard Breeders

by Tom Goldsmith | February 1, 2011

The advertisement in our local paper immediately caught my eye: “Dashing Bondou pups for sale.” Above all else, what struck me was that the ad was counting on a degree of knowledge of English-setter pedigree, something I suspected was in short supply in the immediate area. So, curious, I got into my truck and drove […]

Photo Friday – November 8

by Editorial Staff | November 8, 2010

Good dogs make for successful hunts.