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Buccleuch Gundogs

Today, the Buccleuch Kennel based at Chapel Farm is home to many champion gundogs.  This includes Buccleuch Labradors, English Springer Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels who have won many prestigious accolades including multiple British and Irish Springer Spaniel Championship wins, twice placed at the Cocker Spaniel Championships, and winning the 2017 and 2023 IGL Retriever Championships, all achieved under the expert handling of David Lisett.

David Lisett

David joined as Gundog Manager in January 2004 having entered his first field trial in 1998. He has gone from strength to strength having a combination of successes throughout his career, including multiple wins in both the Irish and British Spaniel Championships, as well as making up Field Trial Champions with both Buccleuch Labradors and Cocker Spaniels and winning the IGL Retriever Championship in 2017 and again in 2023 with Buccleuch Bowhill of Sandringham, son of the 2017 winner Buccleuch Xena.

David Lisett has not restricted himself to breeding and training champion gundogs. He also found time, in conjunction with a top nutritionist, to develop a quality dog food with exceptional qualities. Named Chapel Farm in honour of the home of Buccleuch Gundogs the 5 recipes are formulated from wholesome high quality ingredients that are 100% complete and totally balanced for maximum nutrition to meet David’s exacting requirements. Many handlers have come to appreciate the quality of Chapel Farm dog food. For example, 3 of the 5 prize-winning dogs at the 2017 IGL Championship were fed on Chapel Farm. Mr Simon Dixon qualified 5 dogs to compete at the 2020 ESS Championship, all fed on Chapel Farm.

To find out more, visit our dedicated Chapel Farm website

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