Based in South West Devon, Danalimatt Gundogs is a small kennel owned and run my myself, Ali Haynes.
Having owned and been involved with dogs for over 30 years, they have been a big part of my life. Growing up with Afghan Hounds, Great Danes, Terriers and German Shepherds, I now own , four Working Cocker Spaniels, two Clumber Spaniels and a Cockapoo.
I have studied canine psychology, behaviour and how dogs learn and assisted at weekly canine obedience classes. All the training and behaviour modification techniques used at the classes are based on kind, modern methods. These methods rely on a scientific understanding of how dogs learn.
In March of 2008 I founded and launched the West Berkshire Gundog Club, providing outdoor training for enthusiasts of the gundog breeds. The launch was a great success and due to the number of enquiries for puppy gundog training, we now provide puppy gundog classes. Following my move to Devon, the club is now being run by Allan Hender of Wirewolf Gundogs.
All my dogs are very much part of the family and join in with everyday activities. They work in the field, beating with myself and my husband during the shooting season.
I breed 1-2 litters of cocker spaniels a year, which go to working, agility and companion homes.