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Gundogs standing on a shoot


Adam Snare is a member of the England Gundog Team,

KC Non-Panel Judge, keen shot and picker-up who competes in both gundog tests and field trials. 


As well as running for England at the Ragley Hall CLA Gamefair, he was also selected for the UK Gundog Team 2022, winning the KC International Test at Capesthorne Hall. He qualified for the first time to the IGL Championship in 2023 with his dog Trevear Constantine of MeareCastle. 

Obsessed with dogs since a child, Adam has been training gundogs for over 20 years. From his first Labrador Blyvalley Amy, to trialling spaniels and then moving on to HPR's trained as trialling, shooting and deer stalking dogs, the journey just got more interesting and more of a passion.

Learning from experienced gundog handlers while shooting and picking up, the knowledge started to build. Great friends were made and many hours training were spent in the beautiful countryside with some truly superb working dogs. 

As time went by the search for new and better ways to train led to travelling the country, spending time and training with successful handlers and trainers, with a special few becoming valued mentors. These people understood breeding for temperament - and training for success - in both the shooting field and in field trials.


Adam continues to invest in the highest level coaching for himself from the top handlers he admires. Learning from and training alongside people who are better than you is hugely valuable.

Adam Snare training his dogs in a field winter sunshine

Working & Trialling Gundogs

While regularly working his dogs for his own shooting and picking-up in the field, Adam competes with and against some of the best handlers in International gundog competition.


Over the last few years while still running the Vizsla/HPR and coaching at the Norfolk and Suffolk HPRFT Club, Labradors have been the focus with numerous awards in tests and field trials.

Gundog Competition Highlights

  • Winning Mid-Norfolk 2 Day Stake 2023

  • Qualifying for the 2023 IGL Championship

  • Being selected as a member of the U.K. Gundog Team winning the KC International Test at Capesthorne Hall 2022

  • Selected for England 2022 Gundog Team at the CLA Game Fair at Ragley Hall and Scone Palace


All his dogs whether used in competition or not, are first and foremost reliable family and working companions - good at what they do and regularly used in a variety of shooting scenarios.

Adam and his wife run MeareCastle Gundogs as a small private kennel in rural East Suffolk.

Adam Snare & Harley Winning UK Team Event
Adam Snare working with Harley
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