Examining the costs of gun-dog ownership

Tom Goldsmith | March 15, 2021

So, you’re thinking about buying a gun dog to share your days in the field with? You find yourself in the exciting fantasy stage where your future dog picks up game scent like a vacuum and the retrieves are straight and in the order of your priority falls: winged and blind falls first, gimmes second. That’s great. I’ve been there too. However, I feel I would be doing a disservice if I didn’t bring up hard truths you will face as you develop your dream dog.

What follows is a general approximation of the price you should expect to pay for the pleasure of owning a hunting partner whose enthusiasm and passion to hunt is sure to surpass even your own.

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