are a small kennel situated in Essex.
Our interest in American Cockers began in 1976 in South
Africa where we acquired our first breeding pair. The
love of this breed continued from then on. Along with
our Toy poodles, we showed at Championship level, and
did very well there.
After a 20 year break from the dog world to raise a family,
we have returned to the breed here in the UK.
enjoy showing, but our dogs are gundogs first, show dogs
second, and we encourage their natural instincts to point,
flush and retrieve, working with them at every opportunity.
They are very busy, taking part in obedience classes,
ringcraft, and agility. As well as their daily exercise
routine, they do 3 mile or so power walks or runs with
us through woods and fields about 3 times a week.
schedules are quite hectic at times, therefore litters are
only reared when we are looking for a new member of our family
to continue lines, taking into consideration breed confirmation,
good steady temperaments and related health issues. Fit for
purpose is first and foremost to us, and we are very interested
in this lovely breed, earning its rightful place in the gundog
group, as a breed that will work all day in the field if asked
to. This intelligent breed will quite easily adapt to obedience
work, and really enjoy agility and jumping classes. We have
also trained ours to “sniff out” and search items,
using their natural abilities.
actually watched one of our Yankees, rummaging through
bushes, flushing out some birds alongside a neighbours
Springer spaniel, with her tail wagging and nose
to the ground.
from a distance, apart from the obvious differences
in height, colour and coat, you would have thought
they were the same breed. Our dogs are not ornaments,
kept in cages for fear of damaging their coats,
but are hardy and free running, eager to work and
we are keen to produce dual purpose American Cockers, getting
back to the basics, breeding dogs truly "Fit for Function"
and free from exaggerations that make them only fit for
running round a show ring. Apart from all the other activities
our dogs take part in, we now have 3 being gundog trained
and the father of one of our girls will be joining them
soon, with his owner. We will be looking to establish a
good working line from these, proving that American Cockers
deserve their place in the Gundog group. Our motto is -
We can work-- we will work-- we do work.
Faye and Michaela hope you enjoy looking around.
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