Commonshall Spaniels

Commonshall Spaniels is an amateur training kennels based in rural county Derry, Ireland. We breed, train and successfully compete in field trials with spaniels that are carefully selected for their natural hunting ability and positive attitude to training.

We have bred winning dogs and our stud dogs have produced Field Trial Champions in Ireland, the UK, Denmark and Italy. We have also trained and exported dogs that have won championships to Denmark, Sweden and Italy.

Commonshall kennels are run by Ronan Gorman who is a successful and experienced gundog trainer, field trial competitor and ‘A’ panel judge for spaniels.

Ronan won his first field trial award on 6th September 1998 and has gone on to handle dogs to win many trials since then (see winning dogs section).

Ronan has judged field trials in several countries and delivered popular spaniel training classes in Ireland, Denmark, Sweden and Italy. He 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.