Mark has been working his dogs for some years and came to the fore in competitions with his very successful Field Trial Champion Calderhey Adder (Sam). Mark and Sam represented England in the Retriever Team and also qualified for the I.G.L. three times in 2009, 2011 and 2012.
In 2011 Mark began introducing his young dog FTCH Leacaz Ricky Of Caytonfell (Riley) to competition. Riley is a strong dog with an excellent temperament. Riley has proved himself in working tests, field trials and is regularly out with Mark in the shooting season. Having represented England in the Retriever Team from 2012 to 2017 and an IGL Qualifier in 2013, he is regularly requested at stud and has produced some stunning offspring. Riley was made up to FTCH in October 2017 at the Tyne Tees & Tweed 2 Day Open Stake and therefore qualified for the 2017 IGL Retriever Championship. Mark and Riley had a very successful three days at the IGL Championship and came 3rd overall; a wonderful result and very well deserved.
As a Kennel Club 'A' Panel Field Trial Retriever judge, Marks travels extensively throughout the UK and Europe, where he is also requested to provide training to individuals and groups. Based in Lancashire, Mark offers dog obedience classes as well as gundog training, 1-2-1 and group lessons from novice to experienced level.
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