The author is one of Britain’s foremost breeders, trainers and handlers of gundogs, with extensive field trail experience with spaniels. He is an ‘A’ panel judge of spaniels, and has judged various European championships. This book is a compendium of advice and information for any spaniel owner. The origins of the breed are examined, as are the pitfalls and veterinary considerations of choosing a puppy. An extensive, structured approach to training for both obedience and field work leads to sections on field trials in Britain, the USA, Canada and Europe. Later sections deal with the cocker specifically, and woodcock shooting.