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Welcome to Chilternway Dual Purpose Dogs

After moving to the countryside, we purchased our first dual-purpose dog and we have since continued to enjoy owning two breeds within the HPR (Hunt, Point & Retrieve) category of gundogs: The Weimaraner and The Hungarian Vizsla.

For us, both breeds have been such loving companions and our dogs always remain first and foremost our family pets. 

An introduction to the world of gundog training became a passion for us but we have also enjoyed search & rescue training with them in the past.  We participate in canine agility from time-to-time plus we do occasionally try our hand in the show ring too.  Competing is not really within our comfort zone but we still love to continually improve in all of our activities.

We always make time to enjoy countryside/woodland walks with our dogs and we love venturing out to places new -
especially when it involves having fun splashing about in lakes and rivers or simply strolling along long sandy beaches.

We like to keep training positive plus varied and, by ensuring to fulfil our dogs requirements, we have found they in turn fulfil ours.

We feel privileged to have the opportunity to occasionally breed from our girls and became Kennel Club registered in 2012
but we prefer to have only one breeding at any one time and only tend to have one to two litters from each of our girls. 
We are always happy to share our experiences of owning a dual-purpose dog with others looking to enjoy the same. 

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A dual-purpose dog  should show natural enthusiasm and great performance to 'work', being able to participate in HPR (Hunt, Point & Retrieve) gundog activities with encouraged steadiness and skill.


Good health  and keeping within breed standards, to demonstrate good composition and free flowing movement, make these breeds great performers in the show ring too.

A well-balanced dog  usually shows self-willing engagement alongside being able to be sociable and relaxed within their own space as well as whilst out and about with others.  

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If you are considering owning a dual purpose gundog then please do carefully study the breed you are selecting.   There is quite a difference in characters within the HPR breeds but ultimately they are all energetic and intelligent, with an underlying instinct to naturally hunt.


The Weimaraner and Hungarian Vizsla are not normally considered appropriate for a novice dog owner.  However, if this breed of gundog is right for you and you are prepared to put in the time required, then the reward can be to have a truly devoted and loyal companion by your side.


(The Weimaraner and The Hungarian Vizsla)


(things to consider for health & diet )


(useful products for puppy dog to veteran dog)



Dual Purpose Dogs

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