Highseas Gundogs is owned by me, Kevin Doughty and I have been involved with working dogs virtually all of my life.
My first award was with a spaniel in 1976 in a working test. I won my first trial in 1984 and since then have won over 30-retriever trials, 12 of them being with golden retrievers. I have also won numerous working tests. I’ve also started competing with spaniels and have had test and trial awards with them. I am an A-panel retriever judge and have been since 1996. I’ve judged all over the UK and Europe having judged the European Championships three times and the British Retriever Championships twice, first in 2003 and also in 2016, and the Irish Retriever Championship in 2017.
I was selected for the England Spaniel team with Eddie at Ragley Hall in 2018. Eddie was England’s highest scoring Spaniel and he was third top Spaniel overall. A victorious result for England Retriever and Spaniel team.
I was one of the first judges to be asked to present the J Regs on behalf of the Kennel Club. I was invited to judge the England Selection Test with Keith Bedford in 2017, and have presented gundog clinics at the CLA Gamefair.