I started off back home in my native Newcastle
breeding, rearing, schooling and training dogs for the
fiercely competitive independent circuit. I was lucky
to have been taught by Dinky Armstrong the basic ins
and outs of “the dogs”.
Newcastle in 1995, I moved to my present property in
Monasterevin, County Kildare and set about building
it up to become one of Europe’s leading breeding
The property boasts
single kennelling for up to 50 dogs. This allows each
brood and sapling the freedom of their own space. On
top of this I have 3 individual whelping sheds, which
allow bitches all the quiet and privacy she needs when
having her pups.
are also 7 puppy runs where pups between the ages of
6 to 14 weeks can freely learn to express themselves.
These are close enough to the main house that they can
be watched but still feel independent.
The back of the property
has 10 individual paddocks roughly 200 yards long by
30 yards wide housing between 2 and 7 puppies (depending
on age) from the ages of 14 weeks to 12 or 13 months
old. These paddocks all have a brick built house, which
has a bed and additional space for shelter.