About Minstead Labradors
Ian started training dogs back in 1992 and very quickly Ian succeeded in producing a Field Trial Champion Retriever Minstead Morse (named after the famous detective)
He then went on to produce a number of Field Trial Champions and within a short space of time was producing winning dogs all over the country.
As a trial judge, Ian has picked up a wealth of experience in the trailing World that he is keen to pass onto others, who are looking at entering the gundog World.
Seeing Ian progress and taking a keen interest in the gundogs, in 2001 Judith decided to try entering Gundog Trials herself.
Under the careful guidance of Ian, Judith took to Gundog handling like a duck to water with her first dog Minstead Cracka and in her first Working Test in 2001 she beat some of the best names in Retriever Trialing World and won her first Open Working Test,held at Buxton, Derbyshire, an incredible achievement!!!!
Over the last 18 years Judith has improved dramatically, producing 2 FTChampions and qualifying for the retriever Championships on 5 occasions.
Judith and Ian breed there own Pups and usually keep a couple out of each litter in the hope than one Pup will turn out to be extra special and be future FTChampion material. The dog that Judith is running at the moment, Minstead Axel, is a Pup we breed. He already has 29 awards in Open Working Tests and Field Trials showing he has the potential but just needs that bit of luck.