Photo credit – Ruth Dehmel Photography
We have been in Springers since the early 1970′s. The focus in our breeding program is soundness of both mind and body. Our dogs are raised indoors as members of our family. We live in Amissville, Virginia on 10 wooded acres and have fenced play yards for our dogs. Our dogs are never kept in kennel runs, in fact, we have no kennel runs on the property.
Before any of our dogs are bred, they are OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) tested for soundness of: hips, patellas, heart, thyroid, elbows; they receive annual CERF exams (Canine Eye Registry Foundation) to check for hereditary eye defects; and are PRA DNA Cord 1 tested (through the University of Missouri). We eye test all adults annually and test all puppies prior to sale.
A copy of their exam results for our puppies are included in their puppy packet. Our dogs are not bred until they are at least 2 1/2 years of age. They are shown in Conformation, Rally, and Obedience. Our dogs are pretty to look at, as well as a joy to live with and a pleasure to train. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-937-7877.