Our testimonials

Robin Pearson

Fantastic Pupppy

I have known Julie for some years now. I have used her stud dogs on several of my bitches in that time. After being patient, I now have my own Rangemaster puppy. Gwen has been no trouble to integrate into my kennel routine. She has always been a happy bold puppy from day one of my having her. This is due to the care that Julie has put into raising the litter. I would not hesitate to recommend Julie to my friends if they are looking for a well bred and superbly reared Springer puppy.

Gary Houlihan

Top dog

I researched ESS's in depth, both in the UK and Southern Ireland. By a quirk of good fortune I now have a 6 month old Springer from Rangemaster. He is incredibly well socialised and damn good looking. Bright as anything ...so easy to train, loves life and we love him.

Charlotte May

Highly recommend Rangemaster Gundogs

I can not thank Julie enough for allowing me to have one of her puppies. Nutmeg is a super well adjusted puppy and just a joy to have.
Julie was super sending almost daily videos and photos of the pups, and all information about weights, vet checks and what she was doing with the pups to make sure they were well adjusted to all sounds and sights that life brings to new puppies.
All Julie's dogs were fabulous and a real credit to her and all the hard works she puts in to them. I have no hesitation in recommending Julie and her dogs to anyone looking to add a quality working dog or much loved family pet to their home.

Mark and Sophie Rowbottom

Amazing experience

Where to start. We feel so incredibly lucky to have met Julie and her wonderful dogs. From starting with an email back in early 2020 to picking our puppy up this week, we have enjoyed every moment. Julie is kind, friendly, knowledgeable and so very helpful. Even throughout lockdown we felt we were able to build a lovely friendship with her. We have been very lucky to get a puppy off Julie who we have named Chester. He is an absolute dream, as are his siblings. He has begun his life in the best way possible all thanks to Julie and the care she gives her dogs and pups. We received daily videos and updates which enabled us to feel fully involved in Chesters start to life. We couldn’t have asked for anything more and we look forward to our future with Chester and our friendship with Julie and her dogs. Thankyou so very much for everything.

Irene Gill

Shining Example

So pleased that Julie from Rangemaster was recommended to me in 2020 when I was looking for a springer spaniel puppy. Lockdown meant that I couldn’t visit the kennels prior to collecting my pup but Julie sent regular videos including weigh-ins, feeding, playing - basically all puppy activities - loved watching my pup grow week on week and couldn’t wait to have her home. On arrival, Millie was a big, healthy pup who fitted straight into her new life. She is confident, biddable and an absolute pleasure to have around. Julie has, in my opinion, given all her pups the best possible start to their lives. The enrichment and socialisation they received have prepared them well for their new homes and future lives. The whole puppy purchasing experience was first class with an extensive information pack and a wealth of knowledge to support pups in their new homes. Really excellent.

Julie clearly takes great pride in all of her dogs who live in lovely, clean and inviting kennels. They all look happy, are fully health tested and have wonderful temperaments. Julie is very approachable and willing to help and share her knowledge.

I highly recommend Julie and Rangemaster - a shining example of how it should be done!

Alison Gow

So pleased we found Rangemaster

I’m so pleased we found Julie and Rangemaster when we were searching for a springer spaniel puppy.
Julie was very professional, helpful and friendly, and during the COVID-19 lockdown situation really went above and beyond to make us part of Tal’s first 8 weeks.
Her ‘pupdate’ messages and videos were daily high points!
Meeting Tal’s parents, Swift and Keeper, and her other spaniels and Labradors, was a joy and it was clear that our puppy came from a very caring establishment with exacting standards of welfare and quality.
Julie‘s socialisation work with her puppies is exceptional, and all in all our experience has been second to none. Tal is an exceptionally happy, confident and bright lad.
The information pack for new owners was also invaluable (and above and beyond anything we expected).
I wholeheartedly recommend Rangemaster - Julie is a star.

Bob Caple

Teasel and Clover

We were so pleased to find Julie and her kennels in 2017 when looking for a pup. We were immediately impressed with Julie’s professionalism and her breeding of wonderful puppies. Her facilities are so pristine and offer the dogs the very best living and breeding conditions. Her attention to the best matings and interaction with the puppies from birth to going to their new homes is second to none.

Teasel has been easy to train into the working dog we were hoping for and has a lovely temperament, so is the perfect pet too. Little wonder then that after deciding to have another pup this year, we went back to Julie with the result that last week we collected Clover, Teasel’s half-sister and another little gem.

We will never hesitate to recommend Julie to anyone looking for a working dog as she couldn’t do better to offer well-bred, healthy and good-looking puppies.

Paul Webster

A big thank you for Julie at Rangemaster Working Gundogs

"We visited three times prior to picking our puppy up after choosing our puppy (Molly) on the first visit, Julie made us feel very welcome each time. The facilities for the puppies are fantastic, the care and effort Julie showed for them in their initial weeks ensured they are confident and well adjusted pups. We received regular updates including pictures and videos of Molly's progress which was nice as we live on the other side of the country. Upon taking Molly to our Vets to register her with them we showed them all the paperwork and information Julie had supplied us with, ranging from all the health checks on the parent dogs, Molly's vaccination details and 5 pages of info on the tail docking! They were very impressed, just another example of Julie's attention to detail. Rangemaster Working Gundogs are highly recommended."

Edward Daly

Exceeded all expectations

"We have been planning the ownership of our new Springer Spaniel pup for many years and knew exactly what we wanted from the pup and the breeder. Julie McDonough has exceeded all our expectations and 'Finn' is better than the dog we hoped he would be. Perfect strangers stop and ask us where we got him every time we take him out. Julie McDonough is an exceptional breeder of working gun dogs".

Bethany Cooney

Our pup is beautiful

"The communication from Julie up to the weeks of picking up our pup was brilliant and it was personal.  We we're regular updated on the activities and the new things he was doing.  Our pup is beautiful, healthy and couldn't recommend enough."

Alison Thorpe

Stunning litter

"We have used Keeper as a stud dog for our springer spaniel bitch twice as he was the perfect gentleman for our maiden bitches first litter. As we had kept in touch with all the pups from this first litter and seen what fantastic pups they were, keeper was the obvious choice for her second litter and we have kept a puppy this time. Again a stunning litter of 8 pups which proved very desirable. I would recommend Keeper every time."

Bleddyn Huw

Five star!

"I was looking for a working black labrador retriever stud dog for my bitch and came across Julie of Rangemaster. From the 1st email regarding Julie's dogs to the service was excellent. Julie was extremely helpful and informative. The kennels were five star and if I needed to leave my dog anywhere it would be with Julie. The dog I used was a working lab called Finn. Nothing was rushed and I made two visits as she was not ready the 1st time which was no problem at all. I would certainly recommend Rangemaster for your gundog stud needs and will certainly be taking my bitches to Julie's in the future."

Melanie Johnstone

A wealth of knowledge

"I would just like to say how impressed we were with Julie.  She kept us informed with regular updates and photographs on the pups progress and has a wealth of knowledge which she is happy to share. Our pup has a wonderful temperament and I would definitely recommend Julie as a breeder"

Sarah Rogers


"My experience of Julie and her stud dogs was exceptional, we were made so welcome to meet her dogs. Julie was there for guidance and advice, from pregnancy, to birth, to puppies leaving. Her dogs are a credit to her, being of excellent quality, temperaments and manners. I would thoroughly recommend without hesitation."

Laragh Cresswell

She's one in a million

"I took my bitch, Spur to Julie to be put to her Stud Dog Solitaire Benji at Rangemaster.  From the moment I arrived Julie was nothing but a total professional, not a stuffy stud dog owner but a nice one with a warm friendly smile. She was kind, calm and patient. Following on from that Julie was second to none, guiding me through what to do and expect. I must have called every day with a question and Julie always had a answer with a huge smile. I would not have gone ahead of breeding with my bitch Spur if it hadn't of been for Julie. She is one in a million and so are her pack of amazing dogs! Gunner being in my eyes the best. Thank you Julie from Spur, I and now Cwtch!!"


Very professional

"We came across Rangemaster kennels when looking for a stud dog for our working springer bitch and we were so glad we did. Keeper is such a steady, biddable dog and his conformation is just what we were looking for. He is health tested and with plenty of colour which is important to us.  The service we received from Julie was very professional and caring. Our bitch had 8 gorgeous pups with plenty of bone and lots of colour.  We were so impressed with Julie and her kennels that when we were looking for another springer pup we went back to Julie for one of her home bred puppies."