About Craney Hill Kennel

We are the ONLY trainer in the Southeast that specializes in Field Bred English Springer Spaniels and English Cocker Spaniels for upland work. We are not retriever trainers that train a few spaniels. We are not trainers that specialize in retriever games. We specialize in training your spaniel for what it was bred for, which is to quest game, produce it and retrieve it!

Spaniel Field Test - Dudley


Any reasonable person can train a spaniel. However, it takes a truly talented and skilled person to build and maintain a relationship with their spaniel. This relationship is developed through trust and your spaniel’s trust is not something you should take for granted. Our relationship with our spaniels is developed over time through a combination of exposure to game birds, properly teaching an expectation, repeating the lessons and maintaining a high standard.

Our dogs have hunted pheasant, chukar, grouse, woodcock, quail, Hungarian partridge, sharp tail grouse and ducks and geese. We have won and placed in numerous spaniel field trials and have developed numerous dogs for their owners that have won and placed in spaniel field trials and passed spaniel hunt tests. More importantly, we have produced and helped to train numerous shooting dogs that please their owners.

Our spaniel development program centers on developing well-behaved spaniels for bird hunting, spaniel field trials and spaniel hunt tests. Our passion is developing a spaniel that is comfortable at home, yet exciting and effective in the field. We want to work with clients that have the highest standards and expectations and are committed to achieving established goals. We can help you achieve your goals with your spaniel; whether it be for pheasant shoots, the dove field, upland fields, grouse woods or competition.

Riot - Spaniel

We will develop a strong foundation for your dog’s entire life…from puppy through adult. We stress educating the owner and getting maximum value for the good money you spend…only those serious need inquire.