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Angie and Keith compete their dogs in working tests and field trials, keeping both themselves and their dogs happy and fit.

The training requirements for an Elmertown Labrador are:

  • to go out in a straight line and retrieve game some 100/200 yards away
  • to be able to direct the dog left or right and back
  • to stop on the whistle
  • to sit and stay in one place until instructed to go out for a retrieve
  • to jump fences and gates
  • to retrieve game from any type of ground ie water, woods, bushes
  • to walk to heel
 

Here are awards won by the Townsends and their Elmertown Labs.

Awards

Olive

Category
Event
Ranking
Novice
Utility Gundog Society
1st WIN
Novice Dog, Novice Handler (Team)
Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1st WIN
Windsor Team Event (Inter Club)
Kent, Surrey and Sussex
2nd
Novice
Kent, Surrey and Sussex
2nd
Open
Hants
Certificate of Merit

Tilly

Category
Event
Ranking
Open Water Test
South East Gundog Society
Certificate of Merit
Competition Training Day
Arun and Downland
1st WIN
Novice
United Retriever Club
1st WIN
Puppy
United Retriever Club
1st WIN
Special Puppy
Utility Gundog Society
1st WIN
Special Puppy
Kennet Valley
Certificate of Merit
Novice
Utility Gundog Society
4th
Puppy
Utility Gundog Society
Certificate of Merit
Novice Water
UOS
2nd
Intermediate
Arun and Downland
3rd
Intermediate
Utility Gundog Society
1st WIN

Neave

Category
Event
Ranking
Special Puppy
Hampshire
2nd
Novice
Arun and Downland
3rd
Novice
Isle of Wight
3rd
Novice
United Retriever Club
2nd
Novice
South East Gundog Society
1st WIN
Intermediate
Guildford
2nd

Dotty

Category
Event
Ranking
Puppy
Isle of Wight
1st WIN
Puppy
Utility Gundog Society
Certificate of Merit
Puppy
United Retriever Club
2nd
Special Puppy
United Retriever Club
Certificate of Merit
Special Puppy
Utility Gundog Society
2nd
Novice
Kennet Valley
4th
Novice
Hampshire
Certificate of Merit

Blue

Category
Event
Ranking
Novice
Utility Gundog Society
Certificate of Merit
Novice
Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Certificate of Merit
Intermediate
Kennet Valley
1st WIN
Open
Hamsphire
4th
Open walked up
Kennet Valley
Certificate of Merit
Pairs Test
Hampshire
1st WIN
Special Puppy
South East Gundog Society
3rd
Novice
Isle of Wight
3rd
Novice Water
South East Gundog Society
3rd
Novice
Hampshire
3rd
Novice
Kent, Surrey and Sussex
3rd
Special Puppy
Arun and Downland
3rd
Novice with water
Hamsphire
2nd
Noice
Utility Gundog Society
Certificate of Merit
Field Trial
Gun's Choice
Gun's Choice
Field Trial
Gun's Choice
Gun's Choice

Pearl

Category
Event
Ranking
Novice Dog, Novice Handler
Kennet Valley
2nd
Special Puppy
United Gundog
3rd
Special Puppy
Hampshire Gundog Society
Certificate of Merit

Cake

Category
Event
Ranking
Special Puppy
Hampshire Gundog Society
3rd
Novice
Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1st WIN

Totals

1st WINS
11
2nd's
11
3rd's
11
4th's
3
Certificate of Merit
13
Guns Choice
2

Location

Elmertown puppies are bred from the Townsend’s family home in the heart of the South Downs in West Sussex

The Kennel Club

Elmertown puppies are Kennel Club Breeder Assured. Keith and Angie abide by all of the Kennel Club standards and regulations.

Our Puppies

Elmertown Puppies are ready at 8 weeks, registered, wormed, vet checked and micro-chipped.

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