Fox River Spaniels welcomes our new litter of Welsh Springer puppies!

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June 27th Tilly (CH Fox River Celtic Little Chute TKN) whelped her first litter of puppies.  She has three boys and five girls, so eight puppies – a good sized litter!  Sire is Higgins (GCH CH Fox River Higgs Boson JH WD CGC TKN), his second litter.  He throws really nice puppies!


I have all the puppies placed now.  But I do have a co-owned Welshie due soon.  I would be happy to forward any inquiries on.

Winnie: Highest scoring WSS in Rally Novice and second highest WSS in Novice Obedience.

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Just a little prejudiced to say the least!  But such a good teammate who aims to please and loves working makes it fun for both of us!  A challenge to work hard in 2020 and see what we can achieve. CD Title Oshkosh Dec 2019 Winnie (2)

Here she is earning her CD – Companion Dog title.  A title in front and behind her name.  Fox River Spaniels – dogs with versatility, health and beauty.

GCH CH Fox River Sweet Solitude RN BN CD TD TKN CGC


Shandy earns her TKN

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It is interesting, even in this age of social distancing, you can still work with your dog to earn a new title.  Using the camera on my phone, I videoed Shandy doing her tricks, which I forward on to a friend who is an AKC evaluator.  Since Shandy has her CGC – Canine Good Citizen, she only needed five tricks which she did quite easily.  She is a very quick study and is highly motivated – especially for food.  True of every English Cocker I’ve ever known.  Anyway, Shandy now has her Novice Trick Dog title!  Good job Shandy!


Thanks Annie Evarts for the beautiful picture.

Thirteen years for the GEM litter!

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Happy 13th birthday to the GEM litter, my first Welshie litter.  Violet (left) and Ruby, two of the nine girls in the litter – yes nine girls – have been such a joy.  Their mom, Molly, my first Welsh Springer, was a great mother.  All but two of the sisters are still sharing their lives with their wonderful families.  I am so grateful for all of you with your excellent care and love for these pups.  I have been blessed. Ruby (l) and Violet Fall 2011 with collars

Shandy earns her ACT1

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Shandy earned her ACT1 today and one leg of her ACT2.  She is a fun little dog!


QUINCY – A Sporting Group 3!

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This little girl named Quincy (I know it is usually a boy’s name) has stolen my heart.  After only three handling classes she managed to woo the judge with her kisses and her strut on the down and back.  Taking a first in her 3-6 month puppy class, then Best of Breed, she then competed in a strong puppy Sporting Group earning a 3rd place.  Very proud of her confidence and performance at such an early age.

Sporting Group 3 Feb 2 2020 at PKC

Winnie earns her CD – companion dog obedience title

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Winnie and I had to take leave of our training for about six months.  But in November we were back at it and it paid off.  December 14th at the Oshkosh Kennel Club she earned her third leg for her title.  The next day she competed again earning a second place!

This is her fifth title earned in 2019.  Really love competing with her.

GCH CH Fox River Sweet Solitude BN CD RN TD CGC TKN


CD Title Oshkosh Dec 2019 Winnie (2)

Can’t help but share – Quincy at 14 weeks!

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Quincy had a vet visit last week and she weighed in at 10 pounds 4 ounces.  Growing like a weed.  She has acclimated to our winter here and loves the snow.  She has a little saw dust on her nose.  Beautiful Fox River in the background. Thanks Jeff and Jim for the photo!

14 weeks.

Rhea – new GCH!

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Here is Kevin handling our new Grand Champion – Rhea!  GCH CH Fox River Celtic Rhea Queen of Niles.  Such a beautiful girl out of Cadoc and Molly.  79128447_2550172268365377_2332332855666933760_n

Wow! Am I Crazy Or What?

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Meet the newest Fox River Spaniel – Quincy!  An opportunity arose that I just could not turn down.  A friend in Poland, Irmina, wrote to me shortly after Tim passed and told me of her two new litters.  One of the litters was out of CH Merry Cocktails Emblem – Cola, the international champion that I have so admired.  She said I could have my pick of the girls and I chose the little liver and tan girl.  After some paperwork and a lot of effort on Irmina’s part, friends and I drove to Chicago to pick her up. She flew in from Poland in a whirlwind and it has been so ever since.  I have been blessed!