Pointing dogs have been on the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust's payroll since the 1960s. They are essential in helping us conduct our grouse counts in the Uplands. They locate the birds in cover and then 'point' to where the birds are by freezing in classic pointer stance - head up, tail out and one foot slightly raised.
Food and other small ongoing costs for each dog come to around £10 per week so we're trying to raise £10,000 which will cover the bills for 20 pointing dogs for a whole year.
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
GWCT Pointing Dogs
We're aiming to cover the cost of 20 pointing dogs for Game & Wildlife because they are a vital part of our Uplands research team
We conduct research in the countryside to help increase wildlife populations