Steve Kimberley has been professionally training gundogs for over 20 years. Although he made his name training HPR’s (hunt, point, retrieve), he has a wealth of experience and knowledge of all the gundog breeds. Steve strongly believes that the principals for training are the same for all breeds; steadiness is as important for a german shorthaired pointer as it is for a springer spaniel.
Steve’s philosophy is that he really trains the handler how to train their dogs, rather than training the dogs themselves. Steve served for many years with the Royal Marines, so his training has a touch of military discipline, but he is quick to inspire handlers with lots of fresh ideas and techniques. Steve also judges numerous working tests and field trials and he is a “B” panel Kennel Club field trial judge.
A family affair
Kimberley Gundogs is a family affair and Steve’s wife Coshy is a qualified cordon bleu chef and this is definitely an added bonus when attending the training courses. Breakfast, lunch and a three course evening meal are all prepared to a high standard.
Coshy looks after the day to day running of Kimberley Gundogs. She is also a very keen gundog handler and regularly picks up on numerous estates throughout the South West.