Commonshall Spaniels

At Commonshall kennels we breed, train, and successfully compete in field trials with spaniels that are carefully selected for their natural ability and temperament.

We have bred winning dogs, our stud dogs have produced Field Trial Champions in many countries, and we have trained and exported dogs that have won championships to Denmark, Sweden, and Italy.

Commonshall Spaniels is run by Ronan Gorman who has been a consistently successful field trial competitor for many years. Ronan won his first field trial award in 1998 and has gone on to handle dogs to win many trials since then (see winning dogs’ section).

Ronan is an ‘A’ panel judge for spaniels and had the honour of judging the 2021 Irish Kennel Club AV Spaniel Championships. He regularly judges under both Kennel Club and Irish Kennel Club rules and has judged in other European countries.

Ronan has also represented Ireland at the CLA International Gundog Test and has many years’ practical experience in training and shooting over most breeds of working gundogs.