Welcome to Thistlecrack Gundogs Training and dog boarding kennels.

Please find below information about our Dog boarding facility.

we are a small licensed dog boarding kennels in the New Forest. Our newly refurbished boarding kennels have 24hr monitored intruder alarms and smoke detectors. Dogs have regular access to outside runs throughout the day. Dogs from different households do not mix either in kennels or in their outside runs.

We open from 9.30-10.30am for drop off and collections but are closed on Sundays & bank holidays. We offer a minimum 2 night stay. Please ensure you can make these timings prior to confirming your drop off and pick up dates.

Dogs must be up to date with innoculations including kennel cough, which must be administered at least 14 days prior to arrival. Please check this before making payment. Please bring your dogs inoculations booklet on arrival in order for us to take a copy for file. Flea and worming treatments need to be in place also.

Charges per night are as follows;
£30 for 1 dog,
£50 for two dogs sharing a kennel,
£60 for three dogs sharing a kennel.
A premium is charged over Christmas. Full payment is due 8weeks before arrival date. We are unable to give refunds.

Owners need to supply sufficient food for the duration of their dog’s stay. We will provide food bowls, water bowls & bedding.

A ‘check in’ form must be completed per dog prior to their first stay.

Please find below information about our Training facility 

Grant has been working with dogs for over 20 years and has a strong passion for producing quality Gundogs.  Grant has trained and bred field trial winning and award winning dogs and believes that only positive training techniques is required to get the very best out of his dogs.
Based in Hampshire in the heart of the New Forest national park Grant has on site training facilities at his home and can incorporate hundreds of acres of various pastures and woodlands into his training programs and, in addition, there is local Shoots and farm land available where shooting scenarios can be set up for the education of the dogs.
Grant has a wealth of experience when it comes to Gundogs. He has competed in field trials from novice level right through to the championships competing at the English springer spaniel championships and the English cocker spaniel championships with dogs that he has bred himself.
Grant is a licensed breeder and B panel, Kennel club field trial spaniel judge.
He is also part of the committee for the uk Cocker spaniel field trial section.


Grant can offer

•Puppy foundation training right through to field trialling standard
•Peg Dog Training 
•Luxury Dog Boarding 
•Residential Training
•1-2-1 Tutorial Training
•Problem Solving
•Refresher Training
•Stud Dogs
•Breeding information and advice
•Part/Fully Trained dogs occasionally available
•Thistlecrack puppies occasionally available 
•Contact- Grant Branton on 07742260231
•Email- grant@thistlecrackgundogs.co.uk     

Gallery below of some recent field trial results and dogs that Grant has recently trained, also a list of our available stud dogs.
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