Welcome to Woodruff Gundogs

Training

Regular Group training , 121’s , Residential training

Boarding

Woodruff is a licensed 5 star rated boarding kennel. Arun District Council License No: 112257.

Breeding

Woodruff is a 5 star licensed breeder of working Labradors and cocker spaniels

Woodruff Gundogs is a small licensed kennel of working Labradors and cocker spaniels owned and run by me Julie Elborough, with a huge passion for training and working my dogs , the sport and my rural lifestyle. Woodruff Gundogs breed Labradors and cocker spaniels with good health, lovely temperaments  and working ability. All of my dogs are fully health tested , hips/elbow scores , clear eye certficates, pra, cnm, sd2 clear Labradors and fn, pra, ams clear cocker spaniels .

Woodruff dogs  have been successful in Field Trials, Gundog Working Tests, Assistance dogs along with regularly picking up throughout the shooting season and much loved family pets.

Woodruff Dogs have been placed and are working in various corners of the world, America, Canada, Germany and Holland.

I pride myself on breeding biddable , enthusiastic working dogs that after an enjoyable days work are just as happy curled up on the sofa with their owner.

Kind Testimonials

Julie has a natural gift with dogs

Julie has a natural gift with dogs, and it is clear to see that working with them is a passion and not just a job....I have boarded my dogs with her for the past 7 years now and I would challenge anyone to find a better ‘hotel’ for their pet....They are given one-to-one attention and proper walks....My dogs are always so pleased to see her....I have watched her rear 4 litters of puppies, all of which have gone to new homes as extremely well-turned out pups....Her dedication and perseverance with puppy obedience training is second to none, and she has worked wonders with my new puppy in just a few sessions....Her own dogs are a credit to her, and it is a pleasure to hear of her competition successes as nobody deserves it more

S. D., Angmering, West Sussex

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2019-05-20T14:50:39+00:00

S. D., Angmering, West Sussex

Julie has a natural gift with dogs, and it is clear to see that working with them is a passion and not just a job....I have boarded my dogs with her for the past 7 years now and I would challenge anyone to find a better ‘hotel’ for their pet....They are given one-to-one attention and proper walks....My dogs are always so pleased to see her....I have watched her rear 4 litters of puppies, all of which have gone to new homes as extremely well-turned out pups....Her dedication and perseverance with puppy obedience training is second to none, and she has worked wonders with my new puppy in just a few sessions....Her own dogs are a credit to her, and it is a pleasure to hear of her competition successes as nobody deserves it more

I can highly recommend Julie

I first approached Julie for guidance in training my first Labrador as a gundog when she was 5 months old. Eighteen months down the line ‘Midge’ is now a fully trained gundog and Julie has placed us on a local shoot as a regular member of the picking up team. I have also successfully run ‘Midge’ in a Working Test and taken part in a Walked Up Field Trial Training Day run by Julie.

I can highly recommend Julie – she has a sympathetic approach to training and makes each class such fun for dogs and handlers. She will see you through from your first puppy lesson to your first shoot day guiding you every step of the way

H. J., East Preston, West Sussex

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2019-05-29T11:44:41+00:00

H. J., East Preston, West Sussex

I first approached Julie for guidance in training my first Labrador as a gundog when she was 5 months old. Eighteen months down the line ‘Midge’ is now a fully trained gundog and Julie has placed us on a local shoot as a regular member of the picking up team. I have also successfully run ‘Midge’ in a Working Test and taken part in a Walked Up Field Trial Training Day run by Julie. I can highly recommend Julie – she has a sympathetic approach to training and makes each class such fun for dogs and handlers. She will see you through from your first puppy lesson to your first shoot day guiding you every step of the way

Thank you Julie the first trophy is yours!

Julie and I met and commenced training....The results in less than half an hour were outstanding, my lovable rogue was trainable after all....It made sense to give Julie the ropes by means of Residential Training for ‘Luther’ and one week later ‘Luther’ was no longer a lovable yet stubborn rogue....He walks to heel, responds to recall, sits, waits and is respectful....Amazing!

Julie is committed to weekly training with ‘Luther’ and I, and he goes from strength to strength....Thank you Julie the first trophy is yours!

A. B., Twineham, West Sussex

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2019-05-29T11:46:07+00:00

A. B., Twineham, West Sussex

Julie and I met and commenced training....The results in less than half an hour were outstanding, my lovable rogue was trainable after all....It made sense to give Julie the ropes by means of Residential Training for ‘Luther’ and one week later ‘Luther’ was no longer a lovable yet stubborn rogue....He walks to heel, responds to recall, sits, waits and is respectful....Amazing! Julie is committed to weekly training with ‘Luther’ and I, and he goes from strength to strength....Thank you Julie the first trophy is yours!

I can strongly recommend Julie

I was introduced to Julie Elborough and Woodruff Gundogs when I was training a puppy for an Assistance Dog Charity. The puppy, which had a delightful calm biddable temperament, turned out to have a good working gundog pedigree and indeed its Sire, Cash, belonged to Julie.
Assistance dog training is largely based on positive reinforcement “clicker” type techniques and there is a lingering suspicion of harsher methods in the gundog world. However I can strongly recommend Julie as a kind humane dog trainer with absolutely no concerns about her methods.
These start with simple basics and build up in small steps. The puppy and I had a huge amount of fun, and greatly benefited from sessions in the company of some of her experienced working dogs, as well as with other puppies. Indeed when the time came for that puppy to move on to Boarding School for his advanced Assistance Dog training, I was fortunate to obtain another puppy, also sired by Cash, which has shown the same desirable qualities of a calm temperament and eagerness to please. Under Julie’s guidance he is now taking his first steps in the competition world.

Dr Juan C Mason

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2019-05-30T11:29:40+00:00

Dr Juan C Mason

I was introduced to Julie Elborough and Woodruff Gundogs when I was training a puppy for an Assistance Dog Charity. The puppy, which had a delightful calm biddable temperament, turned out to have a good working gundog pedigree and indeed its Sire, Cash, belonged to Julie. Assistance dog training is largely based on positive reinforcement “clicker” type techniques and there is a lingering suspicion of harsher methods in the gundog world. However I can strongly recommend Julie as a kind humane dog trainer with absolutely no concerns about her methods. These start with simple basics and build up in small steps. The puppy and I had a huge amount of fun, and greatly benefited from sessions in the company of some of her experienced working dogs, as well as with other puppies. Indeed when the time came for that puppy to move on to Boarding School for his advanced Assistance Dog training, I was fortunate to obtain another puppy, also sired by Cash, which has shown the same desirable qualities of a calm temperament and eagerness to please. Under Julie’s guidance he is now taking his first steps in the competition world.

Services

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  • Junior Woodruff

    Woodruff encourages our youngsters to take part in school holiday junior training sessions and get involved with rural sports.
  • Events

    Woodruff Events have become popular dates in our clients diaries, clayshoot/cold game training days ,Competitive training days, Summer dog friendly family picnics
  • Canine First Aid Courses

    Woodruff regularly host Canine first aid courses and veterinary talks

Get in touch

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Phone: 07719 670602

Email: julie.elborough123@btinternet.com

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Accreditations

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