Hunt-Point-Retrieve Dogs for Work and Showing

Nigel Dear
The Hunt, Point, Retrieve [HPR] breeds of dog are unique in the gundog world. They are extraordinary all-rounders and no other gundog has the sheer range of capabilities, in the show ring and in the field, as well as in the home as pets. Aimed at both the beginner and those with more experience, this invaluable book opens up all aspects of the fascinating Hunt, Point, Retreive world for you and your dog to explore and enjoy.

This fascinating and wide-ranging book is aimed at all those interested in gundogs and Hunt, Point, Retrieve dogs in particular as well as those with an interest in dogs, dog training, field sports and country interests.

Guides the reader through the world of HPR, the breeds, their history and development.

Gives advice on choosing the right breed, what to watch for, which breeder to choose, fitting the dog into your lifestyle and the basic training required.

Illustrated with 77 colour photographs and diagrams.

Nigel Dear is an acknowledged expert on HPR dogs and chairman of the HPR Field Trial Association.
Hunt-Point-Retrieve Dogs for Work and Showing by Nigel Dear

About the author

Nigel Dear obtained his first HPR dog, a Hungarian Vizsla, Aldom Red Grouse [Jack] a few years ago and was lucky enough to be trained by the only couple who have achieved three dual HPR champions [that is field trial champion and show champion] and two field trial champions, a feat that is unlikely ever to be equalled. Nigel is the field trial secretary for the Hungarian Vizsla Society and chairman of the Hunt, Point, Retrieve Field Trial Association. Resident - Shropshire