Keith Mathews ‘The Dog Guru’
The term ‘EXPERT’ is freely used when the media, in particular, wish to garner the opinion of an informed individual on any given topic.
It is therefore refreshing to find an individual for whom the term might have been invented !
Television Dog Trainer
Keith Mathews aka ‘The Dog Guru’ is Ireland’s most famous Dog Trainer, Gundog Trainer and Canine Behaviourist. Star of his own hit Dog Training Television Series ‘Good Dog Bad Dog’, which aired on the BBC which specialised in dealing with domestic dogs and their behavioural problems and broadcaster of the Internationally acclaimed “Retriever Training – Guru Style” Series of Gundog Training DVD Programmes.
Keith has also appeared many times as the canine expert on the BBC One flag ship programme ‘The One Show’ which reaches audiences in excess of 8.5 million people. It was through this show that his BBC producers give him the name ‘The Dog Guru’.
International Field Trial Judge For Retrievers
Keith Mathews is an International ‘FCI’ ‘A’ Panel Field Trial Judge for Retrievers with the Irish Kennel Club as well as a Field Trial Judge with the English Kennel Club.
Keith has Judged Field Trials and Working Tests in many countries around the world including Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Scotland, Sweden & South Africa.
Breeder of The Copperbirch Champion Labrador Retrievers
As a breeder, Keith’s Copperbirch Labrador Retriever line is one of the most sought after Irish working lines in the world and has been the Top Producing Labrador Retriever Kennel in Ireland for the last decade.
Keith has bred The Irish Retriever of the Year. The three times winner of the Icelandic Championship. The Australian Retriever of the Year, The French Retriever Champion and Field Trial Champions who have been placed in the Irish Championship as well as Field Trial Champions who have qualified for the IGL British Retriever Championship. Keith has bred numerous Field Trial Champions globally as well as over 40 Labradors who have gained Field Trial awards in several different countries around the world.