Assured. Dedicated. Compassionate.
Former England Gundog team member Laura Hill is a BIPDT accredited trainer who competes in field trials and working tests. She is an A Panel Field Trial Judge (retrievers) and has judged and trained in the UK and Europe. She is also the author of “Advanced Retriever Training”, which can be bought here.
Laura has qualified for the IGL Retriever Championships more than ten times since 2009, with six different dogs. To date, she has made up six Field Trial Champions (four of which are homebred).
As well as running in the winning England Team at both the Retriever World Cup at Highclere 2011, and the International Gundog event at the CLA Game Fair 2011, she was also part of 'Team GB' at the inaugural Kennel Club retriever International test at Chatsworth 2011.
In 2013, Laura was selected for the England Team event at the CLA Game Fair, where she also captained Team GB to victory at the Euro Challenge, and took the prize for the top individual handler. And in 2018, Laura was again a member of the England Team for all three International events.
In 2019, the Kennel Club awarded Laura the Hanlye Trophy for breeding the highest scoring Retriever in Field Trials 2018/19 (FT CH Stauntonvale Tic Bean), and also the Gavosie Trophy for the top female handler 2018/19 across all Gundog sub-groups.
Laura is supported by her husband, Derek, who is a keen shot, and also runs in tests and trials. Derek is a non-panel Judge and has qualified for the Retriever Championships three times.
FT CH Stauntonvale Moose Milk (31/03/16)
(FT CH Kestrelway Freddie x FT CH Stauntonvale Fastnet)
Eyes: Clear 2020 (June)
PRA/CNM/EIC/SD2/HPNK/MCD: Tested Clear
Double qualified for IGL Retriever Championship 2019
A powerful, strong dark yellow dog with an outstanding temperament. Moose has proved extremely consistent in trials, winning at every level.
Proven stud dog, available to approved health tested bitches only
Chilled & frozen semen available
Laura trains her own dogs using positive, reward-based methods. She specialises in retriever breeds. Her approach is very much one of understanding the dog and the learning process.
Using her years of experience from competing and extensive knowledge of learning theory, Laura has the ability to analyse the partnership you have with your dog and break down the component parts of successful retriever work. Her aim is to make training enjoyable and beneficial at every level - beginner right through to advanced. Students usually get honesty, inspiration and some homework!
Surrounded by hundreds of acres of beautiful countryside in the heart of the National Forest, Stauntonvale offers the ideal training environment, with an excellent range of facilities, including fences, grassland, water, ditches, cover crops and young tree plantations.
One-to-one lessons and assessments, as well as group lessons, are sometimes available.
We are a small, non-commercial kennel breeding quality working labradors for the competitive and shooting field. We put a lot of care and attention into our breeding programme, including rigorous health-testing. All of our breeding bitches have proved themselves in the field, as Field Trial Champions.
We are proud to have bred several Field Trial Champions and winners. See the latest list here.
For puppies from our stud dog, please email us.
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