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Quotes We first got in touch with Ian last year after him being recommend by a local dog walker. Ian told us that there were plans to breed Jura and in April Ian got in touch to say that it had been successful and she was with pup, due in June. We really wanted a yellow lab bitch and when Ian informed us on 5th June that there was one yellow bitch in Jura's litter we were excited to say the least and really appreciated Ian's professionalism in saying that he'd like to meet us prior to confirming anything so we duly jumped in the car down to Peebles the next day to meet with Ian, Andrea, Jessica and the puppies. We got to see the puppies and after a tour of Eshiels facilities we discussed what was involved in having a dog as part of the family, with Roxy being our first puppy we found Ian and Andrea's expertise very helpful. We would encourage anyone looking for a puppy or training to get in touch with Ian.. He even had Roxy walking on the lead within 10 mins at a recent training session. Quotes
David & Karen
Mum & Dad to Roxy, daughter of Jura

Quotes We had been researching getting our first lab puppy for a number of years and found Eshiels during that time. When we met Ian and Andrea we knew that Eshiels was right for us. Their welcoming attitude, professionalism and sheer passion for their dogs shone through from the outset. We had regular contact with them through Tia's pregnancy and Millie is now 5 months old and a wonderful pup. Ian is more than happy to answer the simplest of questions and provide hints as to what we should be doing. We are always warmly welcomed to Eshiels and we will be going to Ian for formal training when Millie is older. I would not hesitate to recommend Eshiels for both pups and training. Quotes
Dex & Nicky Dexter
Owners of Labrador Millie

Quotes We cannot recommend Ian highly enough for his knowledge, understanding, care, consideration and, most importantly of all, providing us with a truly beautiful pup. Quotes
Delighted Customer in Humbie

Quotes Having been let down in the past by another breeder with a working cocker spaniel - I contacted Ian directly and made him aware of my story .... he soon got back in touch with me, as his sire "freddie" was about to mate with Nala, which ment there would be a litter due around November 2010. we kept in touch and Ian and I got pick of the litter. Fantastic!!!!! I got my little black girl on christmas eve, she is absolutely georgous - she looks just like "Freddie" she is a very petite little girl with lots of character - the boss in the house as I have another two dogs, one of which is another working cocker spaniel Diesel who is only seven months old. My intention is to breed from them both in the future - hopefully with the help of Ian. My vet say's she is a perfect little girl. I cannot thank Ian enough for the best christmas present ever. I highly recomend them as breeders, their pups are of outstanding quality. Quotes
Shirley McConville
very proud puppy owner

Quotes We discovered Eshiels Gundogs via the Kennel Club Accredited Breeder Scheme during our search for a working labrador puppy. From the earliest e-mails, phone calls and visit we were enormously impressed with Ian's professionalism, enthusiasm and determination to do the best for his dogs and their pups. Ian and Andrea warmly welcomed us on several occasions as the pups developed and kept us well informed about their progress. Our pup Harry is in great condition and full of fun. At 16wks he is keen and learns quickly, signs which we hope to build on. When the time comes for formal training we are sure that lessons with Ian will help us get the best results. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Eshiels Gundogs. Quotes
Roy & Melanie Scott
Delighted owners of Harry, son of Tia

Quotes We visited a handful of breeders before deciding on where we wished to purchase our Labrador Pup. Eshiels was our first choice by a long way. From the minute we met Ian and Andrea we formed an instant bond. They are passionate,caring and considerate breeders and have a genuine love for all their pups and dogs. Ian's communication is first class and he made us comfortable in contacting him whenever we want. We thorouhly recommend anyone wishing to buy a pup to make Eshiels their first choice. Quotes
Graeme and Anne
Clients, Edinburgh

Quotes I have attended Eshiels for help training my cockers for some time and have always been grateful for Ian's easy going and calm rapport with both dogs and myself. He has had a positive, consistent approach in training, coupled with a good sense of humour, (something he has needed on more than one occasion when training me!) and of course a wealth of knowledge. It is most apparent that the welfare of the dog is of utmost importance to Ian during training sessions and he always strives to make the sessions educational, fun and with enough challenge to ensure progress for both dog and trainer. I have every confidence in recommending Ian to those who seek help training their dogs or for that matter are interested in buying a well bred, quality pup. I am grateful to him and Andrea both for the help and support they have provided over the years. Quotes
Katy Gillies
Cocker Owner

Quotes My puppy is now 14 weeks old and I am delighted with her. Ian and Andrea have been so helpful from the moment we met them. They could not do enough for us, introducing us to all their dogs and of course allowing us to spend time with Jura, the mother of our puppy. We were kept up to date with the whole process from beginning to end with Ian sending us regular e-mails and photographs. Best of all we know that they are always there, willing to help and advise us if need be. I would recommend Eshiels Gundogs to anyone thinking about a gundog. Even if you just want a chat about it, then Ian is more than happy to do this. There is no pressure, his priority is making sure that his dogs go to the right people. We are so glad that we waited to get our puppy from Eshiels Gundogs, she is a treasure. Quotes
Bryony Singleton
Owner of Dreva

Quotes I purchased my pup 'Shana' primarily as a pet, but also to hopefully train up as a good beating dog. This interest in gundog training led me to attended a number of group training days with Ian at Eshiels Gundogs. The training and advice given by Ian has went far beyond simply producing a good, reliable gundog. It has helped me to gain a level of control over my dog, both at short and long distance, that most pet owners can only dream of. This has left me with a happy, confident and well behaved dog that can be taken anywhere and fits wonderfully into family life. Perhaps the biggest compliment I can give is that Ian takes each dogs temperament into account and adjusts the training to suit. Above all, the dogs welfare comes first at Eshiels Gundogs Quotes
Kenny Birney
Owner of ESS 'Shana'

Quotes We cannot recommend Eshiels Gundogs enough! We purchased our first yellow labrador, Maisie, in May 2009 and we were so impressed with her that we purchased a second black labrador, Ellie, this summer (travelling all the way from Northern Ireland to collect her). As Veterinary surgeons we were very impressed with the quality of Ian and Andreas breeding programme, with all the necessary tests preformed to help ensure healthy, top quality litters. Both our dogs are very much a part of the family and are excellent companions. Maisie was our first gundog and she has been a joy to train. Ian and Andrea are always there for advice and throughout the whole experience have kept in touch with regular emails. We look forward to bringing both dogs back for a visit in future! Quotes
Laura and Michael
Proud Puppy Owners