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 judge the European Championships twice and the British Retriever Championships twice, first in 2003 and also in 2016. I’ve also been invited to judge the Irish Retriever Championship in 2017.
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.