and Alan Thornton welcome you to their web-site
with up to date
information about the well known Willowyck line of Gundogs.
Tess and Alan
need no introduction to anyone involved in Gundog training
or Field trial competitions. They are masters in the art
of training and competing Labradors and have bred and produced
several Field Trial Champions.
Alan has been
involved with training and competing with gundogs for 40
years. He has qualified for the Retriever Championships
13 times with 6 different dogs. He was 2nd 3rd and 4th with
FTCh Shinshail Apache whom he qualified 5 times. He was
1st and 3rd with Patch's son, FTCh Tasco Dancing Brave of
He has judged
the IGL Championships 3 times and also the Irish and Danish
He has reperesented
the England gundog team in the European International and
the CLA gamefair with FTCh Willowyck Jack Snipe.
Tess has been
training gundogs for the past 30 years and has run in the
Championships 20 times with 11 different dogs. She has been
in the awards 8 times. FTCh Willowyck Ruff was second in
his first Championships in 2003 and won in 2007 at Windsor
where Tess received the winners trophy from her Majesty
Tess has also
represented the England team at the International and CLA
Game Fair on many occasions with several different dogs.
Tess has recently
returned home to Wyck Rissington and takes a few dogs in
for training each year.
the Championships in 2005 at the Duke of Buccleuch's Drumlanrig
Estate where she now regularly picks up.
she judged the Championships in 2010
2013 Tess judged
the home International at the CLA Game Fair Ragley Hall