Dealminster Gundogs is an exclusive kennel based in the heart of the Three Counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire within easy reach of the Midlands, South West and Wales. Dealminster is set in six acres of prime, dedicated gundog country including woodland, open ground and with access to water and as such provides a perfect base for retriever training.
     
Kevin with Cracker and Jake It is a privately-owned kennel run by Kevin and Penny Verinder whose friendly and informal service is closely linked to their success with professional gundogs. Kevin Verinder, influenced by the late Daphne Philpott and her Standerwick Goldens, began with Golden Retrievers and immediately achieved success with his very first working Golden, Standerwick Magnum, competing in working tests, picking up and trials.

In 1993, after having gained a wealth of experience and having diversified into Labrador Retrievers, Kevin left a career in engineering to train gundogs full-time and is now professionally involved all year round in picking-up and trials.

   
With a lifelong interest in dogs, Penny's interest in shooting and picking up naturally lead to a particular affection for gundogs. 

In 1994, Penny established Dealminster Labradors breeding bold, good-looking, game-finding dogs with superb temperaments. With a primary interest in picking-up and working tests Penny always trained her own dogs and by coincidence, also counted Daphne Philpott as her mentor.

It was only a matter of time before a shared love of Golden Retrievers and Labradors and a common ground in training methods brought Kevin and Penny together to form the perfect working partnership that has become Dealminster Gundogs. Both are keen shots and pick up on local shoots.

Penny with Jake and Ace
   
Their interest also extends to field trails in which they have competed with some success for the last ten years.  Their joint wealth of experience, and in-depth knowledge of retrievers and a fair, sympathetic approach to dog training means that Dealminster consistently produces confident winning gundogs. www.psychometric-success.com

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