Who are Wauniago Gundogs?

My name is Mike Jones, and with my partner Caroline, we have have a small training and trialling kennel.

I have been involved with training dogs since I was 18 years old, both Labradors and spaniels. Initially, I trained dogs for shooting only.

Trialling started for me in 2010 when I bought a puppy that I thought was a little different. I knew he was a special dog. I was fortunate enough to win a Novice, an All Age and an Open Stake with him.

I have trained many Labradors for myself and other people over the past 10 years.

I have represented Wales by running dogs in retriever teams since 2014 with two Labs at Anglesey and in Ireland (north and south), as well as in the Skinners World Cup.

In 2019 I was fortunate to qualify for the IGL Retriever Championship at Glen Almond in Scotland, after winning the North West Labrador Club’s two-day Open stake. It was a great experience and we were fortunate to be awarded fourth place. What a great three days we had, with a young dog who was still only 3 years old.

I also judge field trials and working tests, and am a B Panel judge.

I currently have a number of dogs I train myself to run on, or sell as trained or part-trained. I also have some lovely bred bitches and am currently hoping to breed winning Labradors from my stud dogs here in West Wales.

I have the space to offer 1 to 1 training if needed, and can accommodate young dogs to be trained for the shooting field.

We currently pick up twice a week on a small shoot here in Wales, and I am able to give my young dogs the opportunity to get the necessary experience before entering competitions.