Working Dog & Ferret

Every week, Countryman's Weekly publishes news, show reports, breeding, training and health tips, readers stories and pictures plus everything you need to know about Lurchers, Terriers and Ferrets.

Below are some of the articles that have appeared in recent issues. For the full picture order a subscription to Countryman's Weekly now! You can upload pictures of your dog or ferret onto our Picture Gallery.


Ferreting gardens

Posted by Scott Bedding on Wednesday, 12th of November 2014 • 

Scott Bedding discusses the rules and benefits of ferreting gardens

'Elvis' has left the building

Posted by Tommy Cullen on Wednesday, 12th of November 2014 • 

Tommy Cullen recounts the search for a lost lurcher

Always keep an eye on your terriers

Posted by Sean Frain on Wednesday, 5th of November 2014 • 

Sean Frain explains why it is so important to keep a close eye on your terriers.

Out for a bit of sport

Posted by Brodie’s Dad on Wednesday, 16th of July 2014 • 

Brodie’s Dad and his lurcher put a dent in the local rabbit population

Ferreting genes

Posted by The Hobbler on Wednesday, 16th of July 2014 • 

The Hobbler looks at the dos and don’ts of breeding ferrets

Memories of ferreting dry-stone walls

Posted by Sean Frain on Wednesday, 9th of July 2014 • 

These beautiful features of the countryside can be a rich source of quarry for the ferreter, writes Sean Frain.

Pack's newest member is a champion all round

Posted by Kevin Mallon on Wednesday, 26th of March 2014 • 

Kevin Mallon enjoys success in the field and ring during his Whippets first 18 months

Jill jab vs vasectomised hob

Posted by James McKay on Wednesday, 26th of March 2014 • 

James McKay looks at the different options for bringing a jill out of season

A first night’s lamping for the pup

Posted by Tommy Cullen on Wednesday, 26th of March 2014 • 

Tommy Cullen enters his pup ‘Bess’ to the lamp on a winter’s night in Wicklow

Even working dogs can need their claws clipping

Posted by Penny Taylor on Wednesday, 26th of March 2014 • 

Penny Taylor offers on clipping working dogs' to avoid injury and discomfort
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