Star is a star!

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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!

We have “Chocolate” puppies!

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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.


Keep an eye on my webpage for future litter announcements.

Tilly – GCH, CGC and FDC

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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.

Vinny and Freya

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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!

Tilly’s 1st JH leg!

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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.

Mya and Venita

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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

Pete – Barn Hunt Champion!

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Such a great team! Karen and Pete just earned his RATCH, the first Welsh Springer Spaniel to do so in the United States! Pete’s registered name is Fox River Legacy Oh For Pete’s Sake THDX RATCH CGC TKA

My Rose

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My beautiful black English Cocker Spaniel, Fox River Wild Rose, Rose, passed to the rainbow bridge on Thursday, September 9th. She was the only girl in my very first litter (Lucy and Drew) and she was very special. She went to live with my brother-in-law Gerald and his wife Frankie several years ago and she was well loved and cared for as evident by her full life of 16 1/2 years. I will always be grateful to them.


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Saturday August 28th at the Lake Elmo, MN dog show, we were excited to meet up with Tilly x Higgins puppies and their owners. Left to right: Rick with Duffy, me with mother Tilly and daughter Iris, Ben with Freya and Shawn with Vinny. I was so proud of all of the puppies and their new families for entering the show and for taking time to show them off.

Good bye Ruby

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August 18, 2021 I said good bye to Ruby – CH Fox River Cranberry Bounce BN, CD, GN, RE, NJP, NAP, RATI, RATN, CGC. Especially hard to do with your first born champion. She loved puppies and was an excellent mother. Four of her puppies went on to be show champions. She loved to hunt and track, but we never got around to competing. Fourteen years just wasn’t enough time to do all that we had planned. A beautiful loving girl – miss you, Ruby.