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I just wanted to write to say how thrilled we are with Lily.  When we lost our old Housty girl, Holly, at the grand old age of 17 last year, we vowed we would never have another dog because we felt we could never be so lucky as to find another one like the old girl.  However, the house was not a home without a waggy tail to welcome us home and we decided that, if we were to have another dog it would have to be another Housty springer.

Cut a long story very short - after a six hundred mile round trip to Felindre from Norfolk we found Lily and she is proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that it's all in the genes - Lily is a true delight and has made such a difference to us. She is warm and friendly, obedient and sensitive, kind and loving and she gives us so much unconditional love - all we could ever hope for. Housty Kennels - we don't know how to thank you enough for giving us two such special girls to love. Long may you thrive and continue. –R Hyder

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We have been entrusting our dogs to the care of Housty kennels for many years and have always found them excellent! Both our present labradors were bred at Housty and are wonderful dogs! Can't praise them highly enough. Chris and Lorna are so helpful and caring.  Dilwyn and Hilary Davies.

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Rio

(Housty Omega Denny) is 11 at the end of April. He was a brother to Mr Jinx, and

is my absolute pride and joy. He still loves a walk and swim

though, just a bit slower these days!

 

Isca (Housty Sally Nick) is 5, and is a

son of Mr Jinx, who we think he looks very much like. He is a fantastic little

dog, with a lovely nature. He attended some training sessions with Chris, and my

brother Lee took this forward. After a lot of hard work and time, he has

developed into an excellent working dog, sits patiently on the marsh and isn't

phased by thick cover either.

 

They keep each other company and are a part of

the family that we can't imagine being without.

 

- Sally.

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We had our first dogs from you 11 years ago, gosh how the time has flown.

You have always been extremely helpful with all our aftercare, feeding, boarding  and training queries and very supportive through any concerns we have had.

Many thanks for all the care you give to our dogs and us

- Joan and Dave Healey

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Thank you to Housty Kennels for our gorgeous girl, Jessie.

 

She is almost 18 months old & is a real part of our family. She has a great temperament and is fantastic with our children. She's naturally very protective of them. I would recommend buying a puppy from a breeder and a pedigree puppy as you know you're going to get a great family pet.

 

Thank you Housty!

-Gregg Jones

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Housty dogs are fantastic. Our 3 year old lab retriever Brodie is so handsome with a great personality. - Kathrina Fitzpatrick Salter  

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We had our 1st Springer from Housty Kennels in 1988, our 2nd in 1994, our 3rd in 1999, our 4th in 2006 and then our 1st Cocker in 2012! Five fantastic girls over the last 27 years. Each and every one of them individual personalities but all with the same Housty quality. Already planning for number 6 and she will defiantly be a Housty girl.

 

Best regards

 

Martin Rees-Pedlar

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I had the best spaniel , the best dog i have ever had, from Housty Kennels, Skip,now he was some dog. - Dave Chart  

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Bonnie ‘butter wouldn’t melt’ Arnold

I’d just like to write a short testimonial about how Chris & Lorna at Housty have transformed our relationship with our yellow Labrador Bonnie.

Bonnie is not a Housty dog, she is a rescue lab that we chose due to her age and sex to complement our 2 other dogs & they all get on like a house on fire.  Initially everything was great, we have taken her to other training groups previously and she is really bright, but quite dominant. Bonnies inappropriate and apparently aggressive behavior with other dogs escalated to a point that I was no longer comfortable walking her with other dogs at all & basically our dog owning life and that of our other 2 dogs became little fun outside of the home. Our twice daily dog walks were at times that I knew we wouldn’t see anyone and I spent a great deal of my time apologising and generally feeling pretty miserable.

We were then introduced to Chris & Lorna, we had one to one sessions training and Bonnie, Poppy & Baxter experienced their first stay in Housty Kennels, they came home relaxed and well looked after, we thoroughly enjoyed time away knowing they were safe!  After a few more stays at Housty kennels, we collected the other 2 and Bonnie stayed on for a 4 week residential training with Chris.

What a difference!  My Husband & I have also had some training and now know that although this habit breaking is a long term work in progress there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel.  Just this morning I walked all 3 of my dogs….with another 2 people and their 3 dogs, I never thought this would be a possibility and I’m delighted to be able to enjoy my pets.

I would recommend Housty Kennels as a safe and positive place to home your pets whilst you are away, but I would also encourage you to take a look at the training provided, a happy well trained dog is a joy.

Thank you Chris & Lorna

-Alex

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I've had 2 and used 2 stud dogs and all have been fantastic . x - Sally Raggett

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We use Housty as boarding kennels last year after not being satisfied with our usual kennels. We spoke with staff who firstly showed us around the kennels and we were not pressured into booking.  Prices were much more reasonable than I expected. We did book, dietary preferences were discussed etc. Whilst away I  facebook messaged staff and had an almost instant reply. We would not hesitate to use you again...however I will try not not come up when you have so many gorgeous pups. Nearly left with my own two plus one!!

-Maxine Hall

(PICS ARE CHARLIE-BLACK AND WHITE SHOW COCKER. HOLLIE- ROAN WORKING COCKER)

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Thanks Housty, Bow is the most loving and gentle puppy ever.- Linda Rogers

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massive thank you to Housty Kennels for their fantastic work in training my boy. What a difference they have made! It’s finally a pleasure to take him out and have even been able to take him out running with me, something I never thought possible! Thank you again Chris and Lorna, I can't recommend you enough to anyone who has a dog that needs training xx  - Vicky Lott

Thank you Lorna & Chris at Housty Kennels for taking such good care of our boy. He'll be holidaying with you again soon. We highly recommend you to anyone needing boarding for their dogs xx  -Vicky Lott

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My daughter got 1 of your cocker spaniels he's a great dog absolutely fab temperament a real character, I'd never go anywhere else for a pup we've had 3 off you all together & never had a moments trouble with any of them, no health problems, fab dogs x - Diane Breeze

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This is Nell  (Housty Fudges Gloria) born 21 January 2013. She is a wonderful pet and started picking up last season with great success and has also done some scent work for fun.  I cannot recommend  Housty Kennels enough and hopefully  we will get another dog from you in the near future.

 

Many thanks

Valerie Swatton

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Hi Chris and Lorna this is Bud at 18 weeks old as you can see we have a right cheeky boy on our hands. He's stunning though, full of life and beautiful. Thank you xx

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Our Holly has been such a wonderful friend and at 15 she is still going very strong x - Mary Reed