Our intention is to breed only when we want to keep a puppy for ourselves, to improve the quality of the dogs we own and to produce healthy puppies of sound conformation and temperament.
As breeders, we have looked much further afield to increase our own options for the future by bringing youngsters in from outside the UK. We will be forever grateful for the opportunity to own such beautiful dogs. Many Scandinavian kennels produce springers of super quality and do not compromise over health issues - one of the reasons that we were so keen to introduce these lines to our own small kennel. It is our policy to be honest and open about all health issues that affect the breed and our dogs will be tested for the relevent diseases using tests that are currently available to us.
We have recently taken the decision to resign from the Kennel Club Assured Breeders Scheme despite the fact that we have been members for some considerable years. The scheme was originally set up to encourage and promote responsible breeding practices - an ethos we subcribe to wholeheartedly. However we have been disappointed in the direction it has taken and to find that it has become simply a 'Good Food Guide' style, pay-to-be-in scheme, rather than something proud to be part of. Puppy farmers and those out to make a quick buck should never be 'Assured' in our opinion. We will continue to breed for the very best health and temperament and will not compromise over that ever. For us, breeding means so much more than filling out forms and testing for diseases that are really not that important to English Springers. What is important to us is to be honest about the conditions that really affect our breed and to try our utmost to avoid them. Rearing healthy, happy and outgoing puppies is our aim and if they also happen to look good too, so much the better.
Please see the website of the Southern English Springer Spaniel Society (www.sesss.org) for comprehensive information on the health issues affecting the breed. There is a also a link at the bottom of this page to a Health Test Result Finder. Listed there you will find the results of tests carried out on any dog that is registered with the Kennel Club. Do remember that there are some health problems for which there are no tests at present.
Peasblossom puppies will be born and reared in our own home and will have the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of a normal household. We look forward to finding loving, permanent homes for all our babies and to provide their new owners with long-term support and advice.
If you would like to offer a home to a Peasblossom puppy, or sometimes we have older dogs available too, please feel free to contact us. Alternatively, if you feel that a much older dog would suit your family more than a young puppy, perhaps you might consider the possibility of adopting one of the many English Springers currently in welfare rescue kennels. A link to English Springer Welfare can be found on the 'Links' page.