Grant and Joanne welcome you to Thistlecrack Kennels.  
Based in the beautiful New Forest National Park we offer dog boarding, dog training, stud dogs and occasionally Thistlecrack puppies. 

With over 20 years’ experience you and your dogs are in safe, knowledgeable hands. We are New Forest District Council licensed boarders reference 1344/2 and NFDC licensed 5* breeders reference 1316/2.  

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Grant and Joanne refurbished and re opened the boarding in kennels in 2022 after lock down.  It is also home to their young family who all play their part in the taking care of and training of the dogs.  The children are particularly valuable when socialising our Thistlecrack puppies and enriching their play time.  We have plenty of outdoor space to house our dogs, chickens, pigeons and doves.  
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 are required to get the very best out of dogs.
Based in Hampshire in the heart of the New Forest National Park Grant has on site training facilities at his home as well as access to local shoots and farmland in the nearby area.  This enables Grant to incorporate hundreds of acres of various pastures and woodlands into his training programs 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 B panel Kennel Club field trial spaniel judge.  He is also part of the committee for the UK cocker spaniel field trial section.
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