Richard King – VetSpec National Business Manager
COMBINING his passion for gundog training and trials, with his extensive knowledge of canine nutrition, Richard King brings a wealth of experience to the team at VetSpec as National Business Manager.
Richard has many years’ experience when it comes to owning, training and competing gundogs and he is also much sought after as a Field Trials judge.
“To be able to combine my love of training dogs with my many years working in the industry to develop the VetSpec range of super premium dog foods and supplements is a fantastic opportunity that I thoroughly enjoy,” said Richard.
Richard is on hand to support retailers and wholesalers by providing valuable and comprehensive nutritional advice to help educate their staff as well as consumers on the research and development behind the VetSpec range and the best way to feed dogs of all sizes, age, breed and work levels.
Over the past 20 years Richard has been training and running gundogs with his greatest achievement winning the IGL Retriever Championship in 2015 at Windsor in front of Her Majesty The Queen.
Jayne Harrison Millpoint Pointers
With more than 30 years’ experience breeding and showing pointers, Derbyshire-based Jayne Harrison has a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
Jayne’s love for the breed started in 1989 and she has bred and shown many UK champions with her pointers also being very successful all over the world.
Last year Jayne achieved the accolade of taking the Best of Breed award at Crufts and went down to the last eight in the Gundog group with Show Champion Millpoint Hopes N’ Dreams JW SHCM.
Now seven-years-old, she beat more than 280 pointers to take the title looking in superb condition on VetSpec Omega-3 Joint Mobility Formula.
Jayne has fed her pointers on the VetSpec range of super-premium complete dog foods for the last four years and is delighted with the results.
Other successful home-bred pointers include Show Champion Millpoint Heat Wave JW SHCM who was the top winning Pointer in the UK in 2015/16.
Show Champion Millpoint Top Hat N’ Tails JW SHCM is the top stud dog in the breed for the last six years, siring many puppies that have gone on to be prolific show champions.
Jayne is also an Assured Breeder with the Accolade of Excellence and starts her young dogs on VetSpec Puppy & Junior Formula before moving on to VetSpec Healthy Dog and then VetSpec Omega-3 Joint Mobility Formula.
Anna Michna - Nero
Four-year-old Hungarian Vizsla is hugely successful in the show ring and is a big part of Anna’s life.
Said Anna: “To be successful in the show ring Nero needs to be fit and well, and in perfect condition.
“For the last three years we have fed him on VetSpec Omega-3 Joint Mobility Formula and it has really helped to keep him looking so well.
“Nero is now four-years-old and is always super friendly and very active. He is also a stud dog and is a father of three litters. To keep him fit we walk him 10km a day and he likes training and hunting. We spend a lot of time together and have a great partnership."
“I have always loved dogs, and have always had them in the house and used to have pointers but Nero is our first show dog and it is great to have a happy smart and beautiful dog. I can achieve a lot with him and we learn a lot together.”
Agility Dog Trainer Alan Gardner
Alan Gardner has been training dogs for over 30 years and has competed in both Obedience and Agility Competitions. Over the years Alan has seen a change as agility moved from a fun event for obedience / working trial dogs to the fastest growing dog sport in the UK, to a fully international competition.
Along with partner Jackie, Alan runs a dog training business based in Warwickshire called ‘Smart Paws’. The business invests its time in dog training classes from puppy training, agility, obedience, dog behaviour and competition grade classes. Smart Paws believes that enjoyment and fun should be at the heart of dog training and competitions.
Since 2008 ‘Smart Paws’ has been sponsored by VetSpec helping both Alan’s active and retired agility dogs.
Gundog Expert Ryan Kay
Ryan Kay has been involved with gundogs since a child. He was brought up working his father’s Labradors and Cockers on a small shoot in North Yorkshire.
Ryan is part of family run business ‘FarlaVale Gundogs’ which is based in a small hamlet on the outskirts of York. FarlaVale involves a flexible and creative approach to producing a complete modern-day gundog appreciating all breeds and their characteristics.
All the dogs at FarlaVale are fed on VetSpec Super Premium Dog Food.