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

First Day In The Field Somewhere In Iowa! Oct 15, 2018

No photos as Christina organized the house after we did food shopping this morning, and it was low 40s today. There is a lot of water and a lot of crops in the fields but we still pounded cover today and found some birds.

Here are a couple of highlights…

Gracie worked a moving bird in the grasses for about 25 yards and then the bird lined out. I saw her in a dead run about 80 yards away going over a hill. She returned in about two minutes soaking wet but I never saw the the bird.

Georgia worked a bird in the canary grass for about 25 yards before it ran into some woods for about 25 more yards. She pressured it back into the canary grass and put up a rooster another 25 yards out…pretty cool.

Dexter ran tight in canary grass through some woods and brush along a water way. He put up a woodcock and gave good chase until it finally flew across the water.

Whaley, Bailee, and Gunner ran well in various cover but the birds won.

Alice, Maggie, The Ferg, Trigger, Bonnie and Clover all ran together and missed out on pheasants but did jump about a dozen ducks!

Old dogs get to work tomorrow.

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Scott & Dibbs Get Their AFC Title!! Oct 07, 2018

Congratulations Scott & Dibbs!!

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Scott & Dibbs got their AFC title today at the Northern Colorado field trial. Scott has been working hard since he started field trialing one year ago and titled Dibbs with two wins. Dibbs was developed here at Craney Hill Kennel and we cannot express our excitement for Scott, Jennifer, Bailee, Carley and of course Dibbs. Well done!

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Anna & Bill Get 4th In PA! Sep 25, 2018

Congratulations to Bill and Anna (Ryker & Georgia’s Mom) on getting 4th place at the AM field trial in Pittsburgh, PA. We are so happy for the both of you!!

Notes from Bill – Anna  and  I finally got it done in Pittsburgh!  We couldn’t have done it without you guys!

Thanks again for  all the help you gave us.

Anna

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Gun Season Is Starting! Sep 21, 2018

The gun season is coming up and we have 2 really nice males that are ready to go for the season. Click here for more information.

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Dove Hunting With Gracie & Bandit Sep 21, 2018

It looks like Gracie and Bandit enjoyed a day in the Dove field hunting with their owners. We enjoy getting updates and photos from our clients after the dogs go home from training with us.

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Georgia’s Daddy Gets His Moose In Alaska Sep 13, 2018

Georgia’s dad Julio was able to get a really nice moose up in Alaska, the moose was 47 inch 3 brow tines. Georgia will have plenty of femur bones when she goes home to Alaska. Julio will be coming to Iowa to see his Georgia and we are looking forward to some fresh moose meat. Great job Julio!!!!

 

Julio Moose

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Dove Hunting Fun! Sep 10, 2018

Rick and Gracie having a fun day Dove Hunting! We love that smile Rick.

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Carl having a special Dove hunt day with his Dad and with his Boykins!

Carl and Dad

Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

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