Phil Parkins became involved in Field Sports over 40 years ago and he became a professional dog trainer in the late 1990's with Fernshot Gundogs.
To date, Phil Parkins has made up 4 Labrador Retriever field trial champions; FTCh Millbuies Milly, FTCh Fernshot Comet, FTCh Twixwood Shooting Star of Fernshot and FTCh Maldrake Livie and is hoping his current bitch, 2 day Open Field Trial Winner Mountemple Celia of Fernshot, will be number 5. The first three of these champions are out of his bitch line, FTCh Millbuies Milly and all five have qualified to run at the annual IGL Championship event. Over the last 17 years, Phil has been to the IGL Retriever Championship in England 12 times; 10 as a handler and 2 as a judge.
Phil Parkins and FTCh Millbuies Milly also represented the England Team at the CLA Game Fair in 2001 coming third overall.
Phil Parkins has been a Kennel Club 'A' Panel Judge since 2003. He has judged many trials in England (including the IGL Championship at Windsor in 2007 and at Nairn in 2012), Ireland, Scotland, and Wales and has also judged in Austria, Sweden, Denmark (the 2006 Danish Championship), France (the 2010 French Championship), Hungary, Italy and Germany.