Bird dawg: When gun dogs fall for fowl

My ever helpful and comrade over at Farmers Weekly, Tim Relf, has quite helpfully forwarded The Forager this great picture from an FW reader.

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It shows Nudge, Greg Bull’s 12 week old Labrador puppy, kipping down with his and his fiancée Emma Shaw’s chickens on the Leconfield Estate in West Sussex.

Now Emma and Greg just hope his puppyhood with poultry doesn’t put him off his future profession as a gun-dog, handling dead feathered friends!

I’m sure Emily Padfield can sympathise. Her and her partner’s chickens get along very well with their puppys but they share the same future career path as hunting pups.


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