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IF YOU WERE planning to buy a puppy to train as a rough-shooting and beating dog, which would you get, a springer or a cocker?

It’s a question I was asked recently by a reader. My correspondent added that he had never owned a dog before and that it would be a family pet for much of the year, but a worker most Saturdays during the season.

Former gundog columnist Peter Moxon would have advised an English

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