Thank you for the opportunity of letting us tell you a little about our program. We have been raising cockers for more than 20 years. Our daughter got us started in cockers as she had always loved the beauty of these dogs and it didn’t take us long to feel the same way. Our daughter has moved on and is raising a family of her own but our love for the breed has continued.
We strive to raise the best quality cocker spaniel for your family as we can. We feel we have reached our goal with continued attention in keeping the ideal cocker spaniel. Our attention to health, disposition and confirmation is ongoing. We are certain that all the characteristics of the parents are inherited by the babies, therefore we watch for all aspects of our kennel. How our mothers treat their babies, how they handle strangers around the litter, and how they get along with each other in the colony will show us how the puppies will eventually adapt with dogs and people in the outside world.
We tend to keep our own females and buy champions and championed sired males when we can. That way we know the temperament and health of our females and monitor the males as they grow to make sure their of personality and that there are no health issues with them.
Our mothers are carefully monitored during the breeding and the father is carefully chosen to enhance the color and size of the female. The mothers are brought in to the nursery about 10 days before they are due to deliver. The nursery is heated in the winter and cooled in the summer. Individual whelping boxes with heating pads, lights, and carpeting are incorporated for the welfare of our puppies. We do our best to be there when mommy goes into labor just in case we are needed.
Our puppies have their tails docked and dew claws removed at 2 to 5 days old. By the time you come after your puppy at 7 to 10 weeks of age, it has been wormed at least 3 times at 2, 4, 6, and 10 week intervals and timely inoculations have been started at 6 weeks of age. It will be trimmed in a cocker cut, and is learning that it doesn't potty where it eats, sleeps, and plays.
CMCockerPups is AKC (American Kennel Club) inspected and approved and is the only Cocker Spaniel breeder recommended by Dr. Bruce Chaille (Heritage Animal Hospital), an outstanding veterinarian in our area.
Last but not least we have a new generation growing up with the love for the breed. Our granddaughters are taking an active role in caring for our puppies, if only taking them for a walk in a stroller. With our care, the grandchildren, Ariel, Asia and Kensington's love and attention, our puppies are truly people puppies.