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2016 Breeding Schedule:
Our entire 2016 line-up is below and we are taking $500 deposits on these litters with very limited availability.  If you want a started or finished dog please contact us for details on how to identify a puppy for your started dog.  Our goal is to stay small enough that our trained dogs, training for others and pups are of highest caliber.  ~Bud

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English Cocker   
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English Springer Spaniel

Spring 2016

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Field Bred English Springer Spaniel -- Placeboard Training


"Rip" at 10 wks

Attached are a couple pics of Rip with his first bird. He is doing well, loves birds, retrieving! Kathy has him going to the door to go outside and do his stuff! Rip is fitting in. Looking forward to shooting ducks for him next fall.  


Maggie is doing great.  She is very athletic and extremely busy.  At times I wonder who has more engery Grace or Maggie.  I am looking forward to running her in the field.  The kids absolutely love her.
Brent and Rosie"

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Our breeding stock is tested for many of the current genetic and health checks that are available.  These are on a case by case basis dependent on breed and parents.  Our studs in most cases are tested to the fullest available level.   Below is some information on some of the current tests available.

 Orthopedic Foundation for Animals OFA

A hip xray is performed by our local vetrinarian.  We use Plattsmouth Animal Hospital Dr. Nelson and Dr. Vanicek and formarly Dr Stuckey (ret) for this procedure.  The xray is mailed to OFA.  OFA provides the following explanation for scoring.

The phenotypic evaluation of hips done by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals falls into seven different categories. Those categories are Normal (Excellent, Good, Fair), Borderline, and Dysplastic (Mild, Moderate, Severe). Once each of the radiologists classifies the hip into one of the 7 phenotypes above, the final hip grade is decided by a consensus of the 3 independent outside evaluations. Examples would be:

  1. Two radiologists reported Excellentone Good—the final grade would be Excellent
  2. One radiologist reported Excellent, one Good, one Fair—the final grade would be Good
  3. One radiologist reported Fairtwo radiologists reported Mild—the final grade would be Mild

The hip grades of Excellent, Good and Fair are within normal limits and are given OFA numbers. This information is accepted by AKC on dogs with permanent identification (tattoo, microchip) and is in the public domain. Radiographs of Borderline, Mild, Moderate and Severely dysplastic hip grades are reviewed by the OFA radiologist and a radiographic report is generated documenting the abnormal radiographic findings. Unless the owner has chosen the open database, dysplastic hip grades are not in the public domain.


Excellent: this classification is assigned for superior conformation in comparison to other animals of the same age and breed. There is a deep seated ball (femoral head) which fits tightly into a well-formed socket (acetabulum) with minimal joint space. There is almost complete coverage of the socket over the ball.


Good: slightly less than superior but a well-formed congruent hip joint is visualized. The ball fits well into the socket and good coverage is present.


Fair: Assigned where minor irregularities in the hip joint exist. The hip joint is wider than a good hip phenotype. This is due to the ball slightly slipping out of the socket causing a minor degree of joint incongruency. There may also be slight inward deviation of the weight-bearing surface of the socket (dorsal acetabular rim) causing the socket to appear slightly shallow. This can be a normal finding in some breeds however, such as the Chinese Shar Pei, Chow Chow, and Poodle.


Borderline: there is no clear cut consensus between the radiologists to place the hip into a given category of normal or dysplastic. There is usually more incongruency present than what occurs in the minor amount found in a fair but there are no arthritic changes present that definitively diagnose the hip joint being dysplastic. There also may be a bony projection present on any of the areas of the hip anatomy illustrated above that can not accurately be assessed as being an abnormal arthritic change or as a normal anatomic variant for that individual dog. To increase the accuracy of a correct diagnosis, it is recommended to repeat the radiographs at a later date (usually 6 months). This allows the radiologist to compare the initial film with the most recent film over a given time period and assess for progressive arthritic changes that would be expected if the dog was truly dysplastic. Most dogs with this grade (over 50%) show no change in hip conformation over time and receive a normal hip rating; usually a fair hip phenotype.


Mild Hip Dysplasia: there is significant subluxation present where the ball is partially out of the socket causing an incongruent increased joint space. The socket is usually shallow only partially covering the ball. There are usually no arthritic changes present with this classification and if the dog is young (24 to 30 months of age), there is an option to resubmit an radiograph when the dog is older so it can be reevaluated a second time. Most dogs will remain dysplastic showing progression of the disease with early arthritic changes. Since HD is a chronic, progressive disease, the older the dog, the more accurate the diagnosis of HD (or lack of HD).


Moderate Hip Dysplasia: there is significant subluxation present where the ball is barely seated into a shallow socket causing joint incongruency. There are secondary arthritic bone changes usually along the femoral neck and head (termed remodeling), acetabular rim changes (termed osteophytes or bone spurs) and various degrees of trabecular bone pattern changes called sclerosis. Once arthritis is reported, there is only continued progression of arthritis over time.


Severe Hip Dysplasia: assigned where radiographic evidence of marked dysplasia exists. There is significant subluxation present where the ball is partly or completely out of a shallow socket. Like moderate HD, there are also large amounts of secondary arthritic bone changes along the femoral neck and head, acetabular rim changes and large amounts of abnormal bone pattern changes.

Other Hip Dysplasia Registries—An Approximation 

OFAFCI (European)BVA (UK/Australia)SV (Germany)
ExcellentA-10-4 (no > 3/hip)Normal
GoodA-25-10 (no > 6/hip)Normal
BorderlineB-219-25Fast Normal
MildC26-35Noch Zugelassen
Canine Eye Registration Foundation CERF

We use Dr. Tonya R. Mcllnay at Veterinary Eye Specialists of Nebraska. for CERF for our dogs.  An explanation of CERF provided by CERF is:

Dedicated to the elimination of heritable eye disease 
in dogs through registration and research.


The Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF) is an organization that was founded by a group of concerned, purebred owner/breeders who recognized that the quality of their dog's lives were being affected by heritable eye disease. CERF was then established in conjunction with cooperating, board certified, veterinary ophthalmologists, as a means to accomplish the goal of elimination of heritable eye disease in all purebred and recently hybrid dogs by forming a centralized, national registry.

The CERF Registry not only registers those dog's certified free of heritable eye disease by board certified Veterinary Ophthalmologists (A.C.V.O. ), but also collects data on all dogs examined by A.C.V.O. Diplomates. These data are used to form the CERF research database which is useful in researching trends in eye disease and breed susceptibility. Not only are these data useful to clinicians and students of ophthalmology, but to interested breed clubs and individual breeders and owners of specific breeds.


After the painless examination of the dogs eyes, the A.C.V.O. Diplomate will complete the CERF form and indicate any specific disease(s) found. Breeding advice will be offered based on guidelines established for that particular breed by the genetics Committee of the A.C.V.O. Bear in mind that CERF and the A.C.V.O. are separate, but cooperating entities. The A.C.V.O only provides their professional services and expertise to ensure that uniform standards are upheld for the certification of dog's eyes with the CERF organization.

If your dog is certified to be free of heritable eye disease, you can then send in the completed owner's copy of the CERF form with the appropriate fee

CERF certificae numbers of dogs without permanent identification, in the form of microchip, tattoo or DNA profile, will be appended with an "N"

 University of Pennsylvania Hip Exam Pennhip

A method for scoring hip laxity to use as a reference for breeders in avoiding dysplastic dogs.  A description provided by Pennhip is as follows:

PennHIP is a not-for-profit veterinary health service at the University of Pennsylvania.

PennHIP is a multifaceted radiographic screening method for hip evaluation. The technique assesses the quality of the canine hip and quantitatively measures canine hip joint laxity. The PennHIP method of evaluation is more accurate than the current standard in its ability to predict the onset of osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD), is the hallmark of hip dysplasia (HD).

PennHIP is more than just a radiographic technique. It is also a network of veterinarians trained to perform the PennHIP methodology properly and, perhaps most importantly, it is a large scientific database that houses the PennHIP data. Radiographs are made by certified PennHIP members worldwide and are sent to the PennHIP Analysis Center for evaluation. The resulting data is stored in the database, which is continually monitored as it expands. As more information becomes available, the PennHIP laboratory is able to obtain more precise answers to questions about the etiology, prediction and genetic basis of hip dysplasia.

Centronuclear Myopathy  CNM

CNM is a cell disease that Labradors can carry.  There is a genetic test that can identify if a dog is clear, affected or carrier.  We use the CNM foundation for genetic testing.  

A description by CNM Foundation is:

CNM:  At birth, affected puppies are indistinguishable from their control littermates but as from two weeks of age, a progressive significant weight loss is observed. At one month of age, the absence of tendon reflexes is noticed and used as an early and reliable diagnosis. The age of onset of the disabling phenotype varies between 2 to 5 months, with an awkward gait and a decreased exercise tolerance, associated with a generalized muscle weakness. The pup will never recover from this disabling disease.

Centronuclear Myopathy (CNM) is a grave disease that has been of concern in Labrador Retrievers globally since the 1970’s. The CNM DNA mutation was identified, and a DNA test developed for it by Drs. Laurent Tiret and Stephane Blot research teams, described in the Meet Us tab.  

CNM is found in both field and conformation Labradors in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom as well as Germany, France, Sweden, and many other countries globally. Research has confirmed that the disease is identical in all countries. See the Clinical and Genetics links for more information on the disease. CNM used to be called Hereditary Myopathy of the Labrador Retriever (HMLR), Autosomal Recessive Myopathy (ARMD), Type II deficiency Myopathy, Labrador Muscular Myopathy and other names.

Dr. Laurent Tiret, Project Director and Principal Investigator, and the CNM research team, continue to be integrally involved not only in the test analyses, but also with the continual research related to the CNM disease. Their commitment to more deeply understanding the disease is of great benefit to the breed as well as ultimately to humans.This approach is significantly different from a laboratory that is simply routinely characteristically doing an analysis developed elsewhere.

Exercise Induced Collapse is a disease that can occur in labradors.  There is a genetic test that identifies clear, affected or carriers.  We use the Vet DNA center to verify they are clear of this disease.

Information provided by the vet dna center on EIC is as follows:

Episodes of exercise intolerance and collapse have been observed among Labrador Retrievers for many years, although the root cause was not always well understood. Dogs clinically affected by Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC) will often begin to exhibit leg weakness followed by a complete collapse after just 5 to 15 minutes of strenuous activity. The severity and duration of these spells can vary depending on the environment.

EIC is a big problem particularly with hunting and field trial dogs, where long periods of excitement and exercise are common. In extreme cases, dogs affected by EIC can die. 

A genetic mutation that causes EIC has recently been identified, and it is estimated that at least 25% of all the Labrador Retrievers taking part in field trials today have at least one copy of the mutation. It is a recessive disorder; therefore carriers (those having 1 copy of mutation) will not show symptoms—however, if they are used for breeding, they will pass on the mutation 50% of the time. If a carrier-to-carrier mating occurs, it is expected that 25% of the offspring will be “EIC affected” (those having 2 copies of the mutation).