Once vaccinated, they are well socialized and begin positive response interaction to prepare for life as future members of a wonderful family.
Our primary goal is to produce happy, healthy companions.
To achieve that goal we investigate health histories to make the best informed breeding choices. Puppies are evaluated for temperament, conformation, trainability and then matched to suitable homes.
PET puppies are able to participaten in
all AKC events, except conformation
dog shows & breeding. You will have
the option to compete in performance
events such Hunting, Agility, Rally,
Tracking and more! PETS are placed
with a spay/neuter contract and will
have AKC "Limited" (Non breeding)
SHOW puppies are placed with contracts
which require full health testing and
conformation title requirements to be
fulfilled prior to breeding. Additional
caveats and requirements may apply.
Our dogs are fully health tested for concerns within
the Welsh Springer breed, as are all prospective mates,
to achieve the best possible potential for a long life full
of exuberant devotion!
We are ethical Breed Enthusiasts and long time AKC Conformation Show Exhibitors striving to continue and improve on the qualities of the dogs we have invested in as both companion and performance animals.
On average, we breed a litter every 1 to 1 1/2 years. Our puppies are raised in our home, receive copious amounts of attention and affection, excellent veterinary care plus quality nutrition.
Welsh Springer Spaniels are a less common breed, therefore the number of puppies can be quite limited.
Since Covid-19 arrived people are 'comfort shopping' for puppies and all breeders (of any breed) are flooded with requests, including me.
For the time being: PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR WRITE UNLESS IT IS INDICATED THAT A LITTER IS EXPECTED!
A Redsage litter in 2020 is NOT yet confirmed.
You are welcome to check back periodically for updates.
NO applications or reservations will be accepted
until a breeding is confirmed.
Puppies, especially Welshie pups, need quite a lot of socializing their first year with you. Training classes, outings to the park, meeting kids, going to stores, walks around the neighborhood, and so much more.
Will you be able to provide this during the social distancing phases and possible return to "shelter in place" periods?
Are you willing to have a dog who may never be as well adjusted, or who will require more training for repeated sessions due to this phase of social distancing while he/she is young?
There are plenty of questions to ask yourself beyond seeking the comfort of a new family member. I urge you to consider long term if this is the right decision for you and for a pup at this time.
For information on litters across the United States
please link to the National Welsh Springer Spaniel Club
For Breed Information to help you decide if a Welshie is the right dog for you, please see the "Breed Insights" page. This is also where you will find the
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TAILS ... YOU WIN!!!
We are no longer docking tails!
I've never cared for removing parts of a dog.
It is apparent from European and other Welsh Springers world wide that having a tail does not hinder them in the field, when tracking, doing Agility or many other activities where they excel. More U.S. breeders are are taking this step, and we feel it is appropriate.
The case made for docking, especially related to hunting, seems contemporarily specious. Traditionally docking came about to avoid the encumbrance of brush and burrs, or possible injury, especially due to the scarcity of affordable Veterinary care available in past eras.
It may be a challenge to breed for correct tail set and carriage, but as an extension of the spine, it seems we should have the foundation already.