Welcome to Craney Hill Kennel. Our spaniel training program is designed to create dogs utilized for wild bird hunting, spaniel field trials and spaniel hunt tests. Our focus and passion is developing a bird dog that is comfortable at home, yet exciting and effective in the field. We want to work with clients who are as passionate about bird hunting as we are, have high standards and are committed to achieving established goals. The following information will outline how we can help you achieve your goals with your bird dog.

Our focus is to prepare your dog for the "real-world" field trial of bird hunting. With that in mind, our training is concentrated in preparing for the gun season. Few spaniels can be consistently competitive at AKC Spaniel Field Trials. However, we believe all spaniels competing in these field trials should be hunted. This may be in a controlled environment, at a young age for bird exposure or to build enthusiasm, but spaniels should not be bred that have not proved that they can find birds other than in training or at a game. As such, we train for competition AND bird hunting.
Our year is scheduled with monthly dog training, seminars and on-site consultations throughout the year and grouse and woodcock camp in the fall. Field trial training and campaigning is conducted throughout the year. Our trained spaniels are typically sold in advance and the delivery time is 1-2 years depending on the level of training and when the order is made. Please contact us for more information on these services.

We will develop a strong foundation for your dog's entire life...from puppy through adult. Look over our website and contact us to discuss your needs. We stress educating the owner and value for the money you spend...only those serious about a top-level bird dog, field trial competition or hunt test participation need inquire.