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Bench ~ Field ~ Obedience ~ Companion



                                    Our Story

My first dog was a Border Collie named Tippy, that was probably when I first fell in love with dogs. I am not sure exactly how that transferred to English Springer Spaniels, but it has definately been love. More than adequately reciprocated, I might add.

Our first Springer, Sallys Brandy Girl , liver and white,was already a mature adult when she was given to us in 1980. We bred her with a black and white male named Sir Pooner of Berkshire. From that union we had our first puppy, Sunny Girl. She was the smallest pup in the litter. We never did use her for breeding, but she was such a joy and we loved her all the years we had her.

Then a friend of ours was raising a litter of puppies from the same lines I started with and she gave me second pick. A black and white female which we named Dancing Lady Dixie Belle.

Dixie was my first obedience titled dog, I believe she thought she was going to dog shows just to socialize, she loved it! From Dixie came Dandy and Lulu, and Joey is Dandys puppy. Our girls make regular visits to the nursing homes as therapy dogs.

My husband Mark and I take our responsibility serious when it comes to breeding and raising quality puppies. We have their health checks cleared as well as the proof of the studs clearances. We keep the puppies for ten weeks, and during that time they learn how to interact with each other as well as our adult dogs, and with adults and children. We also have them temperament tested and CERF'd, besides their vaccinations etc.

We are members of: WESSA (Wisconsin English SpringerSpaniel Association, ESSFTA (English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association) & Bay De Noc Kennel Club. We have attended various seminars: Chris Bach with the Third Way Training, a tracking seminar, and others sponsored by the Bay De Noc Kennel Club.

We have just built agility equipment for our dogs, they absolutely love it! I continue to train for obedience, and hunting. I have also shown my springers in conformation.

Hope you enjoy the site, and may it cause joy to spring from your heart!

Playtime with friends!

Debra & Mark Elsemore
511 E. Pine St.
Ironwood, MI. 49938
(906) 932-3695

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