Dual Purpose
English Springer Spaniels

We are Kevan and Julia Grant and we live on the edge of the New Forest on the Hampshire/ Dorset border in the South of England. Our aim is to produce English Springer Spaniels of show quality with the ability to do what they were originally bred for, work in the shooting field.
To us the most important thing is temperament, and we pride ourselves on producing dogs with good calm temperaments, who have the intelligence and the ability to do an honest days work in the field. Dogs that you can take anywhere, do anything with, and by the same token are very good company, and a pleasure to be with.
The "Canouan's" with a few of their trophies won in the shooting field and in the show ring.
Our affix Canouan is derived from the name of the island in the Grenadines where we spent our honeymoon. The correct pronunciation is Kan-o-wan. Our first litter bred under this affix was a mating of Sh Ch Wardhill Whistling Miller to our own Cliffhill Cinders, or Winsie as she was known. Winsie was a dog of exceptional temperament, an intelligent and a very laid back attitude to life. It is on these qualities that we have founded our kennel, and our current stock are descended from her.
Truly versatile Canouan English Springers are engaged in all sorts of activities:
  • Showing: In the show ring our dogs have many Best of Breed, Best Puppy awards, and wins at Open and Championship shows to their credit.
  • Working:Canouan Up Pops Poppet holds the Show Gundog's Working Certificate and has won an Open Working Test, and both Canouan Absoloodle Doodle, her son Canouan Viking Flagship JW and Canouan Rachel Heyhoe have been placed at the Show Spaniels Field Day. Canouan Courtney Walsh is owned by our gamekeeper and won the Gamekeepers Class at Crufts for two years, with his litter sister Canouan Rachel Heyhoe winning the class for Beaters and Pickers Up, and the Shooting Times Trophy in 2005.
  • Obedience & Agility: Canouan Clare Connor is working her way up the obedience and agility ladder.

    and of course there are those that make excellent members of the family.

If you would like to learn more about the Canouan's please visit our Website:
    All our stock are Fucosidosis tested and Clear (non carriers) All our dogs hold current clear eye certificates BVA/KC Scheme (June 2005 - PRA, GPRA, MRD)
    Dogs at Stud to approved bitches - please enquire Puppies occasionally available.
There's not much you can't teach a
Canouan !!
Kevan & Julia Grant
Canouan English Springer Spaniels
Email Tel: 01202 826126
Location: Dorset/Hampshire
Website: http://www.canouan.co.uk/

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