I am pleased to say that my dogs have been sold to a single overseas sportsman whose friendship I have enjoyed for a number of years. I know he shares the same love of good dogs as I do. He is well placed to give them the life they deserve and it is reassuring to know that the dogs will continue to be bred for sport as I have done for the last 40 years.
If and when my friend wishes to sell dogs, I am sure he will advertise. But meantime, that is his business. I never give out names and addresses so please do not ask.
My email address is closed and no longer working.
Thank you to all my friends, at home and abroad, who have support me during this time.
This web site will be brought up to date in due course.
To those of you who are still asking for the videos, I can only say how sorry I am for the delay. They are all being re-edited and will be available on DVD with international subtitles one day. Just when this project will be completed is another question!
answers your questions about working bird dogs in the UK. His Advie English pointers are trained for hunting upland game for the traditional sport of
"shooting over dogs", for game research, and for falconry in the Scottish
Not pets but stylish working gundogs.
Picture (above): Advie Palladin pointing grouse on a typical Sutherland moor
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kennels in the Highlands of Scotland. In the photo you can see the hills of Sutherland in the distance. The kennels were started
by me in 1969 breeding pure working bird dogs for discerning sportsmen who hunt on foot.
Since that date, dogs from my kennel have been exported to over 26 countries world-wide.
Who is Derry Argue?
Pictured with two Llewellin setters is Derry. Click on the link to learn
Everything you want to know about buying (and
shipping) a gundog in the UK.
What about quarantine and shipping? How do you know what to buy? What do FTCh, ShCh, FTW,
and all the other letters in the pedigree mean? How much reliance should you place on
field trial awards? What are the costs of exporting a dog? How do you know a show dog from
a working dog?
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An update on what's going on at Miller's Place? It's all now on a separate page.... Dogs
for sale? Quail for dog training? What's happening?
We British have been training pointing dogs since the 15th
century. Yes, that is a 15 inch adjustable wrench that Oscar the GSP is
carrying. Our methods are basically the same as they have been for centuries -- because
they work! Read (and watch on our videos) how we train our dogs humanely with
nothing more than a piece of string. We don't need electric collars at Advie Gundogs. If
you are wise, you will avoid those kennels that do.
Hunting (what we Brits call
bird dogs. It is the same all over the world. But there are differences.
Read about them in this section. What game birds do we hunt? Where do we hunt? When do we
hunt? Why do we do it differently? How can you arrange to go shooting/hunting in Scotland?
The English Kennel Club has a total monopoly over field trials in the UK. Dog owners either compete in
these events -- or they don't compete at all! A small group seem to have things neatly
sown up. Is this fair? Does it encourage the better breeding and understanding of working
Advie English pointers.
This is Advie Annan ("Garry") pointing quail. Well, if you think all English
pointers are the same, you may be in for a surprise. These are pure working
gundogs and have been line bred by Derry Argue at Advie Gundogs for foot hunting for over
thirty years. They are the original source and don't come much better. They are the same
type of dogs described by William Arkwright in "The Pointer and His
Predecessors" in 1903 and you can see them in action on the videos obtainable from
Firth Productions (see below).
If you want to learn more about gundogs, go to the page for Firth Productions. Details of our
videos and books about pointing dogs with reviews, prices, and an Order Form. Place an order for a book or video today.
For many useful country sport links go to http://www.crofter.com/organisations/
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