We only have one or two litters a year, to raise puppies for the show ring, so pet puppies are only available occasionally.
We are Kennel Club Assured Breeders, with the Accolade of Excellence.
All our puppies are raised in the house until they are eight or nine weeks old. This accustoms them to normal household noises and ensures lots of attention. After this they move into puppy quarters while frequently revisiting the house. When big enough they have the freedom of the garden to roam and explore in a safe environment.
Friends and neighbours visit regularly to play with the puppies, so all are well handled and socialised before leaving for their new homes.
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”)
An armful of mischief! The three bitch pups; from left to right, Rosa, Lettuce and Lottie.
Lottie, aged 6 weeks, now with Michael and Nicola Denny.
More mischief – the four dog puppies; Alfie, Hippo, Monty and Mikey. Don’t ask me which is which!
Hippo – now with Lucinda and Alex Robins
Hippo and his owner Lucinda.
Alfie in the snow in the garden of Monique and Paul Sargeant.
Alfie in Monique’s kitchen.
Monty now lives with Sarah and Rupert Holdsworth Hunt in London. Here he is indulging his taste for classical music at the Albert Hall.
Monty in the snow
Litter Born on 20.10.09 to Canigou Tail Me a Story (“Scarlet”)
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:
Maddie – now living with Ian and Cheryl Blackley on the Isle of Wight
Maddie with housemates Ruby and Rocky
Poppet (centre), at home with the Edwards family and her new friends Boots and Millie (both Canigous).
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 now living with friends the Pacults:
Corky on the Wrekin
Nikki on Anna’s Lap
Boots (Black and Tan) and Millie (Black), now with friends Cath and Mark Edwards:
And lastly, here’s a photo of Pippa, now aged 8, who lives with the Safaty family.