Sunday, May 1st, I got a very joyous message from Venita. Her little girl Mya, and she, were entered in their very first ever tracking test. Just getting into a test is a big deal. But Venita and Mya have been practicing and I just knew that they would do just fine. And they did! Look at Mya holding her glove! Here is Fox River Eyes Of My Heart TD, CGC. So very proud of this team
Here is Pete – Fox River Legacy Oh For Pete’s Sake RATCH, TGA, THDX, CGC – winning an Honorable Mention for the Hodges Badge Dog Show Catalog competition! Hodges makes these beautiful rosettes for competitions. The beautiful one around his neck was for earning his Barn Hunt Crazy 8. Pete has his RATCH – Barn Hunt Championship. Pete is the first Welsh Springer to earn this title in the United States. Super proud of Pete and his owner/handler Karen.
Bella was here last week to help socialize the puppies. She has Coco in her arms. Thank you Bella!
ALL the puppies are now spoken for or in their new homes. Keep an eye on my website for future litter announcements.
Millie, Maggie, Star and Rory turned one year old on January 27, 2022. Clearly, Millie is loved by her “brother” here. Such good families for all of these beautiful puppies!
Tom’s almost one year old puppy, Star, out of the Juno x Zulus litter, earned her very first point today at Winnegamie Kennel Club’s show January 15, 2022. She went Reserve the following day. She is off to a great start!
A long-time goal has been realized here at Fox River Spaniels. We’ve bred black, black and tan, red colored puppies, but never liver or liver and tan – all the solid colors English Cockers come in. Well, I can’t take credit for Quincy – a liver and tan. She was bred by Irmina at Kennel Modus Vivendi in Poland. I bred her to GCH CH Dicken’s Badger Bayham – Badger, a beautiful liver roan (parti-color) male. Two months later, January 10th, out popped six absolutely gorgeous solid liver puppies – 4 males and 2 females. All doing really well and Quincy has been the absolute best Mother you could hope for.
ALL THE PUPPIES ARE NOW SPOKEN FOR OR IN THEIR NEW HOMES.
Keep an eye on my webpage for future litter announcements.
Well, Tilly was busy in November. Winnegamie Dog Club offered a Canine Good Citizen test on Saturday and a Farm Dog Certification test on Sunday. Tilly said that she could do both, and we did. She also competed in a Madison dog show later in November where she finished her Grand Championship in style. Her fancy name now is GCH CH Fox River Celtic Little Chute TKN WD CGC FDC.
Also that first weekend in November, my friend Annie Evarts, took pictures of her. If you ever want to get a good photo, she’s the right person for the job. Here is one of my favorites that Annie took of Tilly.
The second weekend in October, two of the Higgins x Tilly littermates entered the Hutchinson, MN dog show. Twelve year old Ben, new at handling, showed his darling Freya. Shawn with Vinny, took his first point. So very proud of both teams!
Pretty happy with Tilly (CH Fox River Celtic Little Chute TKN) on Saturday, October 2nd. We entered the West Allis Training Kennel Club’s fall hunt test. Beautiful day, lots of fun people, and one very happy and proud breeder/owner/handler.
The first weekend in October 2021 was the Pacific Northwest Welsh Springer Spaniel Club’s supported entry. Mya (Higgins x Tilly litter) made her debut in the show ring with Venita handling. What an able, beautiful team! Mya won her class each day and also went Reserve one day. A great start in conformation! Thank you Venita!
Stacked Photo Katherine Dahlstedt