I have been breeding and training AKC puppies since 1978. We specialize in English yellow Labrador Retievers and American Cocker Spaniels. Many of our pups go into homes where they are trained for some type of service, with autistic children, physical disabilities or emotional disabilities. Because it is so important that all puppies start out healthy and remain healthy for their entire lives, we place health as our highest ranking priorty for each litter. Our pups are the result of decades and many generations of very thoughtful breeding guidelines that have been established by working closely with our top notch veterinarian clinic. We offer a written guarantee on all of our puppies.
We found that a number of our pups were going into homes with autistic children and being trained to help these children in every part of their daily lives. The more people that had one of our pups, the more the word spread and others found out how good they were with these kids. Then others with special needs started coming to us, either with a physical disability, a mental disability or just in need of a calm, sweet natured companion. Also, the size of a lab helps many people because they are so sturdy.
However, many times there would be a family that couldn't fit such a large dog into their household, so we started exploring a different smaller breed that could be trained and have the same responsibilities as our labs. We found the Cocker Spaniels to be the answer. The first litter we had, all of the pups were tested and placed in homes with totally deaf children to be their hearing companions and we were sure we had the right breed. Our Cocker pups have very gentle, and very quiet, personalities, and they are very smart and eager to please. Nowadays, just as many of our Cockers go into special needs homes as our Labs! This is so rewarding as a breeder to hear the stories of what these pups do for their new families.
Although many of our pups have many champions in their pedigrees, and we have owned English Labrador champions, but we soon found out that most people wanted a pup that looked like the breed standard but the personality and health were the most important factors in their decision to get a new pup. Through the years we have kept the good show qualities in our dogs, but have focused on their ability to be easy to live with and easy to train.
The pups have to have the right personality, meaning they like to please, they like to be with us, they run around and play and have a fun time with everybody but then come in and settle down and are good inside companions. Then they have to have no chronic health issues, such as hip or elbow dysplasia, skin problems, allergies, or any of the other myriad other things that can happen. Of course, when dealing with a living animal, anything could come up that has not been an issue before. If this should happen we stand behind our pups and do our best to make the family happy. I only have a few litters a year as this is not a business it is a love of mine. Feel free to go through our site and see many pictures of our current and past pups and happy families. You can call anytime, I will be happy to help you any way I can!
One final note, you may have noticed that our pictures are all watermarked. When we first started breeding, we were one of the initial websites on the internet. We have seen our pictures copied on other advertisements and sites and to insure that the pups pictured are truly ours, we have watermarked them with the name of our site.