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Welcome to the SIREVA and RHANNIGAL Gundog Kennel owned by Gil and Stephen Simpson. We are a private kennel and a home to Weimaraners, German Shorthaired Pointers (GSP'S) and a Sussex Spaniel.

from the Kennel Club Accredited Breeder Scheme.


was started in 1979 and since then we has grown into a kennel of Weimaraners and a couple of GSPs and Sussex Spaniels. The dogs are bred mainly for showing but several are regularly used in the shooting season. I feel it is important to maintain the working ability of the Weimaraner as well as their looks. I am proud to have owned and/or bred 8 Full Champions which proves that this kennel does produce show and working dogs. I am a Veterinary Surgeon having owned a Small Animal practice with a special interest in Canine Reproduction. I am a member of The Kennel Club and serve on the General Committee, Show Executive Committee, KC/BSAVA Joint Scientific Committee, Working Gundog Working Party and the Crufts Committee. I judge Weimaraners at Championship shows, having judged at Crufts in 1998. I am also passed to award challenge certificates in German Shorthaired Pointers, German Wirehaired Pointers, Hungarian Vizsla, Large Munsterlanders and Sussex Spaniels. I judge all gundogs at open shows and have awarded Best in Show at many all breed open shows.


Stephen's family has been involved with Working GSP'S since 1958. Rhannigal was established in 1975 with his late wife Christine, who showed mainly Weimaraners which were also worked in the field together with our German Shorthaired Pointers.

Home bred dogs in both breeds have been awarded Challenge Certificates.

The Weimaraner Rhannigal Ghost Buster achieved his full title and obedience title in Sweden under the ownership of Magdelena Karlson and was Top Weimaraner in Sweden in 1994.


Top Breeder 1990
Top Dog 1986, 1997, 2001
Top Brood 1997
Top Puppy 87, 88, 89, 93, 99, 2000, 2002, 2009, 2013

BIS National Gundog Championship Show 1995
Gundog group winner Bournemouth 1984
Gundog group winner WELKS 1998
Gundog group winner Southern Counties 1998
Gundog group winner and Reserve BIS Manchester 2004.

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We have bred or owned the following Champions and Show Champions

Sh Ch Denmo Raspberry Highball
Sh Ch Kisdons Fagan of Sireva
Sh Ch Sireva Montana
Sh Ch Benpark Strange Magic of Sireva
Sh Ch Sireva Saphire
Sh Ch Sireva Silk
Sh Ch Sireva Sackadallion With Lowerdon
Sh Ch Sireva Sahne
Sh Ch/Ir Sh Ch Sireva Phancue
Sh Ch Sireva Phanny Hill of Foulby
Ch Carenage Pizazz at Sireva
Sh Ch Sireva Linnet
Sh Ch Sireva Phanatic About Trilite
Sh Ch Sireva Time Honoured
Sh Ch Sireva Squash of Coastedge
Sh Ch Sireva Syndicate with Khamsynn
Sh Ch Sireva Serenely
Ch Sireva Valderrama
Sh Ch/NZ Ch Sireva Chic
Sh Ch Sireva Busy
Sh Ch Sireva Masala at Weimsmyre
Sh Ch Sireva Jigsaw
Sh Ch Sireva Cheers JW
Ch Sireva Royalty at Minstergate JW
Ir Sh Ch Sireva Posh By Klugmaus
FCI World champion Sireva Fizz Into Coastedge JW
Ch Sireva Dew
Ch Sireva Minstergate Paganini JW
Sh Ch Hundwith Duty to Sireva JW
Ch Sireva Vista JW
Ch Sireva Firenza
Ch Sireva Sonata for Minstergate JW

Sh Ch Stairfoot Selbie with Sireva (German Shorthaired Pointer)
Int Ch Sireva Secret Agent For Foxrush (Labrador Retriever)

A further 16 dogs have been awarded CC's.


01751 417035
Lythe House Farm
North Yorkshire
YO18 8HP