This is a family affair to us. Mom, Dad and two sons all work together
with our dogs to bring out the best in them. We have had cockers for over
20 years. We started showing in 2004. We did not begin to breed until
2006. Our first home bred champion came from our second litter in 2007.
She was owned by a dear friend and professionally handled. Since then
we have bred and finished many more champions. Our sons are
learning how to be handlers themselves. Both of them started out well
with early wins and much success. But more important than the show ring,
our dogs are our friends and constant companions. We anticipate Keryer
cockers being around for a long time to come.
Why do we breed?
There are countless numbers of cocker spaniels available for adoption
in shelters all over the country.
So why do we breed?
We only breed when we feel we can pass on exceptional qualities in temperament,
conformation and health. We have had to break our own hearts and say goodbye
to treasured pets when their suitability for breeding was questionable.
We keep our numbers low and our litters infrequent in order to keep our
As breeders we try our very best to do the best we can, and when we learn
better, we do better. If responsible dedicated breeders do not raise puppies,
where will the healthier, more well adjusted, more beautiful dogs come
from? If we want happy healthy beautiful pets, we must not abandon the
responsibilities of producing puppies to mills or "accidents".
As much as those individuals are worthy of love, the humans responsible
for their production must not be allowed to be the only ones producing
puppies. Someone must
safeguard our treasured breed. We are just a tiny part, but we do humbly
attempt to do that.
makes us special as breeders?
We only ever have one litter of puppies at a time. Typically we only have
one litter every year or two. We breed when we want to keep for showing. Each
puppy is special to us, and loved deeply by the entire family. We know
their moods, their likes and dislikes. We hold them constantly and raise
them with love. Our puppy room is a section of our family room. Its the
heart of the house. The puppies hear vaccuums, video games, phones ringing,
doors slamming, you name it. They get used to all of it. Owners of our
puppies report stable temperaments and easy housebreaking.
are fairly priced
You can find puppies cheaper. But they probably will not have the champion
bloodlines, the health testing, nor the enriching family environment behind
them. Doing things the way we do, we lose money on every litter. We charge
what we do, just to keep us going. Its not a business to us, and its more
than a hobby. Breeding these puppies, getting them started the way we
do, its all about love and fulfilment of dreams. Our dreams, and the dreams
of those who are lucky enough to take home one of our treasured babies.
you adopt from us...
You better like us! Because we want to stay involved with our babies
even after they leave here. We want pictures, updates and visits as often
as possible. We are committed to these pups for life. We will not choose
homes based on who contacts us first, but rather on who is the best fit
for our puppies.