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Whether or not you shoot or wish to work your dog, the solid discipline and good manners of Charlie’s dogs makes them a very different and much more rewarding prospect than your average family pet. We wanted a young dog but circumstances meant that a newborn pup was not feasible. Expert advice from Charlie and his team led us to Bagel (litter siblings Waffle, Crumpet and Pancake), an 18-month-old springer. She is our second from Mordor and is an absolute delight at home and with the family, having made a seamless transition into our household. Our regular visits and lessons prior to handover made it all a particularly smooth experience. Bagel settled with us quickly and is equally at content in town, on a beach, climbing hills or hunting through cover. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mordor Gundogs and am very pleased once again to have one of their alumni in the family.
RICHARD CARDEW MARTIN
“Mouse is an incredible gundog, as well as a gentle and excellent pet with our baby. Charlie has been so helpful and always available for advice and help.“
EMMA AND HUGO BLACK
“We had our first driven day today and little Buddy was great. A cocker spaniel sitting off the lead at the peg…what a good job you have done. Thanks!“
We went to see Charlie following a recommendation from friends. Having discussed our requirements carefully with us, Charlie advised that given the ages of our children (then 6 and 10) and the fact that we had no experience of dog ownership, a Labrador would be a good fit for our family. We knew that we couldn’t take on the training of a puppy because we lacked the time and the skills required, so the option of buying a trained dog was perfect for us. After regular visits to the kennels to participate in her training and get to know her, we collected 10-month-old black Labrador Maggie from Mordor Gundogs in October 2021. She has quickly become an integral part of our family. Our two children adore her. Charlie and Cat at Mordor have done a fantastic job with her. They are always available for any questions we have and Cat has even visited Maggie in our home to help with settling her in. Maggie has returned to Mordor for residential training several times since then when we have gone on holiday which is really convenient, and she always comes back having unlearned the bad habits we have taught her! Maggie is a patient, sweet natured and affectionate dog and a great addition to our family. We would not hesitate to recommend Mordor Gundogs to anyone considering buying a dog.
“Everything is going fantastically well, we are delighted with Bovril! Thanks for all you extra advice with regards to settling her into the house, etc. She is getting 3 to 5 days shooting a week and is behaving impeccably. Really, I would like to raise a complaint but well I can’t. We are absolutely delighted with her.”
Marmite is settling in a treat, the way she acts you’d think she’s been here for years. We’ve had no problems with her discipline whatsoever, nor has she messed indoors. She knows exactly what you’re asking her to do usually before you even ask her. I still can’t believe how lovely her nature is. She’s never happier than when she’s up to her belly in gorse and swamp, which is great fun until she gets back in the house and fancies a snooze on the sofa! Just thought I’d say thanks for selling her to us as were getting endless pleasure from her, which is down to the way you’ve brought her up. Anyone whose seen her is amazed at her intelligence, obedience and good nature. Thanks again!
“I took Sam shooting this weekend and on the first day, he was disoriented and didn’t do well at all. I came to realise that all the new scents, terrain, birds, etc. must have been confusing because on the second and third days, he was fantastic. He has a great nose and doesn’t break until I send him. Very, very happy with him. He’s part of the family and even sleeps in our room.”
Canine Partners is very pleased to be associated with Charlie Thorburn, breeder and trainer, and most grateful for the practical support he has shown in offering a fine young dog to us – to train as an assistance dog – helping to open doors for independence for people with disabilities. We depend upon splendid people like Charlie to help the Charity in its mission to transform peoples’ lives. Our dogs are trained over two years, to learn up to a hundred discrete commands and not only provide practical assistance to their human ‘partner(s)’, but also companionship and therapeutic benefit. Our dogs pay for themselves six times over in social care terms. Recruiting dogs like those bred by Charlie Thorburn means we can depend upon quality and consistency and ensure the best possible outcome for our canine partners and their human recipients.
West Sussex, UK
“We bought Zulu, a two year old black Labrador last year. He is beautifully behaved and has a wonderful nature. Our son says he is like our new child!”
LARS AND CHARLOTTE FOGSHAARD
The Spott Estate
Dunbar, UK / DENMARK
“Dolly is a wonderful dog. I love her and thank you for not only breeding and training such a magnificent dog, but also for your time spent with us in America.”
Mill Plain Vets
Little Kora is very happy. She’s sweet, active, and very well adapted to her new circumstances. We look forward to shooting with her.
ANNE-MARIE AND ANDRÉ SWENDEN
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