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 a B Panel Field Trial Judge (retrievers) and has judged and trained in the UK and Europe.
Laura has qualified for the IGL Retriever Championships nine times since 2009, with five different dogs. To date, she has made up four Field Trial Champions.
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 again 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.
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.
FTW Stauntonvale Moose Milk (31/03/16)
(FT CH Kestrelway Freddie x FT CH Stauntonvale Fastnet)
A powerful, strong dark yellow dog with an outstanding temperament.
Field Trial Awards 2017
1st Yorkshire Retriever Field Trial Society All Aged Stake (& best retrieve)
1st West Midlands Field Trial Society Novice Stake
Standing at stud from 2018, to approved health tested bitches only.
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 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.
In Spring 2018, we hope to have a litter from FT CH Stauntonvale Fastnet.
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