Dogs with Jobs

Meet the frontline workers of the canine world

Shine Radio celebrates the key workers of the canine world, and admires the intelligence and skill of working dogs.

Join presenter Kate Fairweather and some of the most talented working dogs you could wish to meet, ready to handle everything their jobs throw at them. 

“What an intelligent and considered interview by the host. Could listen to this type of interview all day over. Proper Dog Folk Chat.” 

#8, UK’s Best 25 Pet Podcasts, Feedspot 2024

#5, UK’s Best 25 Pet Podcasts, Feedspot 2023.

Podcast of the Year, Community Radio Awards 2022. 

Do you know a hard-working dog?  Let us know at team@shineradio.uk or reach us on Petersfield (01730) 555 500 via the dog and bone.

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latest episodes

Oberon, the working Clumber spaniel

Oberon, the working Clumber spaniel

Breed enthusiast and gun dog trainer, Barbara Brown introduces the wonderfully named Oberon, who goes by the more informally Obie. He’s a Clumber Spaniel, which is the largest English spaniel, and is a vulnerable breed.

Alfie the waterfowl retriever at the Country Sports Day

Alfie the waterfowl retriever at the Country Sports Day

Recorded at the Country Sports Day at Bereleigh, East Meon. Alfie the waterfowl retriever demonstrates the ancient sport of waterfowling in the arena with his owner and handler. Chris Green, aka the Cornish Countryman, explains what a normal working day looks like for this ultrafit fox red Labrador retreiver.

Diva at the English National Sheepdog Trails 2023

Diva at the English National Sheepdog Trails 2023

Meet Diva, a wonderfully named sheepdog who has won multiple sheepdog trials. She’s one of 150 dogs competing over three days at the English National Sheepdog Trials 2023. Dogs with Jobs has a front row seat in the stand on a windy hillside in August.

Meet the Sealyham terrier rat pack

Meet the Sealyham terrier rat pack

Meet a working pack of Sealyham terriers, a venerable Welsh breed that is teetering on the edge of extinction in this episode of Dogs with Jobs. Breed advocate and enthusiast Harry Parsons has spent the last 30 years breeding these highly sociable and intelligent terriers for his working pack.