My name is David Field and I am married with two daughters. One
is a lecturer in animal behaviour at Moulton College, the other
is a qualified Veterinary nurse and animal behaviourist.
My parents have bred and
showed Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, for forty years and have
judged all over the world. Dad retiring from judging in 2007 after
judging dog Cavaliers at Crufts.
I decided in my early twenties
to leave the show ring for a while and started training gundogs.
I have competed in Field trials for a number of years and have
been lucky enough to win with a number of dogs, mainly Labradors
but including a Golden Retriever. I am an 'A' Panel Judge, judging at Field trials,
and have had the honour recently of visiting the Czech Republic, France,
Hungary and Austria in a judging capacity.
I do a limited amount of
training for other people, either taking their dogs from raw novice
to trained dog, or doing short refresher courses to ensure the
dogs are ready for the shooting season.
I also hold training classes
for all retrieving breeds, including 'Flatcoats' 'Irish Water
Spaniels' and 'Hunt Point Retrieve' breeds. These can be
one to one private lessons or group classes.
My kennel is small, and is
aimed at breeding and training sensible working gundogs. I aim
to undertake the tests for the relevant breeds, but all the dogs
must be able to do a days work and be of sound temperament.
I have a dream and an objective
of trying to breed traditional strong typical Labradors, which
can still fulfil a day’s work in the shooting field.
I also have a small kennel
of Italian Spinones and Flatcoat Retievers, that help compliment
my picking up team as well as holding their own in the show ring.
The full circle for me, started
showing, moved to only working, now trying to combine the two
elements with the same dogs.
Mobile: 07807 612135