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Gamekeeper's Dog

John Cowan Frederick Bradley



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Merlin Unwin Books
01 December 2016
The countryside, country life; Dogs as pets; Hunting or shooting animals & game
John Cowan is an experienced gamekeeper working in Scotland and here he shares a life-time's expertise in using and training working dogs. He covers each category of gamekeeper's dog: Retriever, Terrier, Hunter Pointer Retriever, Pointers and Setters, Guard Dogs, Spaniels, Lurchers and Cross-breeds and discusses in fascinating detail the role that each group of dog plays in the working life on a sporting Estate, once trained. He discusses the strengths and weaknesses of invidual breeds and illustrates his points with some fascinating first-hand experiences with specific working dogs. 'The Gamekeeper's Dog' also includes John Cowan's account of how a gamekeeper trains his specific dogs, how he selects them and his relationship with them. Unique specialist advice on how to train a dog to 'bay' and to find and sit by fallen game is also included.
By:   John Cowan
Illustrated by:   Frederick Bradley
Imprint:   Merlin Unwin Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9781910723265
ISBN 10:   1910723266
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 December 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

John Cowan was born in the Scottish Borders and spent his early years exploring the surrounding countryside and learning about its wildlife, trying to glean as much knowledge as possible from the old countrymen he knew. His first job was under the watchful eye of the famous keeper, Ronnie Rose, at Eskdalemuir, where he learnt about deer stalking, grouse, blackcock, duck and pheasant shooting. For 30 years, John was headkeeper on a 6000-acre estate in Galloway.

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