Canigou Cockers

A small kennel with a worldwide reputation



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We no longer breed any litters and are no longer involved in the show scene so we cannot provide either puppies or contacts with people who could. We do however get a great many puppy enquiries. We’re sorry that we can’t reply to them.

Despite this, we have left this page much as it was, since there are many Canigous out there.

We are Kennel Club Assured Breeders, with the Accolade of Excellence.

In the past we only bred one or two litters a year, to raise puppies for the show ring.   Puppies were raised in the house until they were eight or nine weeks old. This accustoms them to normal household noises and ensures lots of attention. After this they moved into puppy quarters while frequently revisiting the house. When big enough they had the freedom of the garden to roam and explore in a safe environment.




hippo and lucinda oct 2009Friends and neighbours visited regularly to play with the puppies, so all were well handled and socialised before leaving for their new homes.





Yoann and Friends



Here are a few puppy pictures.  There are more in the Photo Gallery:

Litter born on 28.06.09 to SH CH CANIGOU CLASSIC ROCK (“Speedy”)

Pedigree For Sh Ch Canigou Classic Rock

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An armful of mischief! The three bitch pups; from left to right, Rosa, Lettuce and Lottie.

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Lottie, aged 6 weeks, now with Michael and Nicola Denny.

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More mischief – the four dog puppies; Alfie, Hippo, Monty and Mikey. Don’t ask me which is which!

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Hippo – now with Lucinda and Alex Robins










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Hippo and his owner Lucinda.











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Alfie in the snow in the garden of Monique and Paul Sargeant.

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Alfie in Monique’s kitchen.

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Monty now lives with Sarah and Rupert Holdsworth Hunt in London. Here he is indulging his taste for classical music at the Albert Hall.

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Monty in the snow

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Litter Born on 20.10.09 to Canigou Tail Me a Story (“Scarlet”)

Pedigree For Canigou Tail Me a Story

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Here are Scarlet’s eight puppies, aged about 3 weeks, in the whelping bed. See if you can count eight! Of the eight two are now Sh Ch, one is winning in Norway and one other is winning classes at Ch Sh in the UK. There are some photos below:

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Maddie – now living with Ian and Cheryl Blackley on the Isle of Wight

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Maddie with housemates Ruby and Rocky


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Poppet (centre), at home with the Edwards family and her new friends Boots and Millie (both Canigous).

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Here’s another shot of Poppet (left) with Boots (centre) and Millie (right).

Believe it or not Poppet, who has an outstanding playful, affectionate temperament, was rejected 6 times by people looking for a pet puppy. Then our friends Cath and Mark looked after the dogs one Sunday while we were at a show and Cath fell in love with Poppet. A week later she went to join Cath, Mark, Boots and Millie, settling in immediately. Why the rejections? I can only assume that current puppy buyers know more than I do about Cocker spaniels!

There are some more photos of Boots and Millie below.


Some Previous Litters

Two Canigous who went to live with friends the Pacults:

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Corky on the Wrekin




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Nikki on Anna’s Lap




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Boots (Black and Tan) and Millie (Black), now with friends Cath and Mark Edwards:






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And lastly, here’s a photo of Pippa, now aged 8, who lives with the Safaty family.

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