for us is to breed dogs of
the best quality possible and that the dogs will have the best "dog-life"
as possible. A "dog-life" meaning to live with other dogs and humans,
to be taken care of with love and maybe the most important - to have the
leadership and activity the dog needs.
cockers visiting the kennel
There are six boxes
each of them holding a gang of spaniels. It is pleasing to note that
visiting dogs (friends on visit with their dogs or dogs for training) seems to enjoy their
visit in the kennel, although it is often quite different from what they
are used to from their owners. To each box is a small pen. In addition,
the dogs are let out in our fenced garden (10.000 square meters) for a good run for about 1 hour,
four times a day.
dogs lives in the house with us and become rather spoiled. The bitches are also inside
when they come into season.
All puppies are born inside the house (in a guestroom) where the bitch and
the newborn puppies can be undisturbed for at least 3-4 weeks. They proceed with a couple of weeks in the kitchen and finally out into the kennel. The pups
are gradually aquinted to the other dogs and all kinds
of noice and things that happens normally in a household.
other dogs seem to take care of the new pups the best way. The small ones learn
how to behave, that some older dogs are fun, others one should be careful with
and some are just kind. The pups have a special box with a pen made for
them, partly with gravel bed, partly with grass (picture to the left). The
wooden fence allow the pups to see what happens in the garden.