What a great time we have been having in the show ring, with both of my orange roan boys consistently winning their classes, Other folk showing girls and boys sired by my dogs are also winning at the highest level, I am very proud and pleased for their owners. Cockers are often a difficult breed to win in so every win is a great achievement. I hope to have new puppies to show later this year, it is very unusual for me not to be showing puppies, but you can’t rush nature.
A moment to cherish this year was when my blue roan lad Cromby, known all over the world, won a fantastic Veteran class at Crufts, his first time showing in that class. It hardly seems possible that he has reached the age for this class … time certainly flies.
If you are trying to obtain a well bred puppy from healthy DNA tested adults do not go on to any Internet site, contact the secretaries of the Breed clubs and only buy from breeders who actually show their dogs unless they come recommended by show breeders. The list of all the Breed Club secretaries is on The Cocker Club web site. It may seem impossible at this time to obtain a well bred puppy from breeders who actually show their dogs, all of whom are known to the Secretaries, most already have full waiting lists. However, this could change at any time, and perhaps a few will be planning litters soon, be patient and wait, owning a puppy is not something that should be done on a whim, there will be puppies just not immediately.
Please be careful where you buy a puppy from, with the totally stupid law that has come into action it now means that people who show their dogs and have excellent reputations for breeding healthy, happy puppies are now very restricted as to how often they can have puppies, unbelievably they can only have 2 litters a year unless they want to have a commercial breeder licence. COMMERCIAL OUTLETS-PUPPY FARMERS AND THE THOUSANDS OF FOLK that breed their girls to death, or breed mongrels with stupid names can have as many litters as they want … the world has indeed gone mad !!!!
NO DEALERS, NO PUPPY FARMERS, NO COMMERCIAL BREEDERS AND DEFINITELY NO BREEDERS OF COCKERPOOS – THANK YOU !!