Their intelligence and wonderful biddable temperament can make them excellent family dogs.
Traditionally in the UK, formal retrievers work from the handler’s side, remaining steady at heel and retrieving only on command.
But many retrievers also fulfil a general role as an all purpose rough shooting or beating dog.
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To find out what the retrievers and other groups of gundog are required to do in the shooting field, visit our article about the different categories of gundog work