Litters planned for this year
For enquiries, please email [email protected] or phone Sally - 01460 62871
Matings are carefully planned, with great emphasis on health, temperament and good cocker type.
If you are looking for a very special addition to your family or a puppy suitable for the show ring, then do contact me and we can discuss your needs.
Overseas enquiries : a limited number of litters are planned during a year - from which a puppy will to be kept for Show;
without the facilities to "run-on" a number of pups, it is impossible to make promises and keep a puppy until four months old
in order to comply with vaccination requirements for the continent. Enquiries will, therefore, only be considered on a very limited basis.
If you are looking for a Show-type Cocker, carry out your research into the breed and make diligent enquiries.
The Cocker Spaniel is one of the most popular breeds - reflected by the number of puppies being bred and registered by the Kennel Club
- the high proportion of registrations will include puppies bred by breeders of Working Cockers, breeders who have a genuine affinity
for the breed but who do not wish to show or work their dogs - and "others"- so be careful; ask questions.
Members of the KC Assured Breeders Scheme (ABS) should comply with all the criteria of the Scheme including required and recommended Health Tests to
ensure that pups are free so far as is possible from hereditary disease and are well reared;
if puppies are described as a "rare" colour - they are not rare but simply do not meet the Breed Standard.
The recognised colours are:
Black; red; golden; liver (chocolate); black and tan; liver and tan. No white allowed except a small amount on chest.
Bicolours: Black and white; orange and white; liver and white; lemon and white. All with or without ticking
Tricolours: Black, white and tan; liver, white and tan
Roans: Blue roan; orange roan; lemon roan; liver roan; blue roan and tan; liver roan and tan
If you are unsure and need advice contact your local Cocker Spaniel Breed Club secretary.
Cocker enthusiasts, who Show and breed, are the guardians of the Breed Standard and willl breed "to type"; they will be on top of any on-going recognised
aspects of health issues in the Breed and they generally form the Breed Club membership, who will breed to improve their stock and
keep a puppy themselves for Show; long gone are the big Show kennels with numbers of breeding bitches, consequently you will
find that we may have only one or two litters a year - and then we cannot guarantee the numbers of pups born.
Licence requirements now imposed by Government/Local Authorities mean that many breeders with small show kennels, who breed an occasional litter,
will have decided to give up and save the bother.
We are therefore receiving a greater demand than there is a supply of puppies and we are having to disappoint many genuine enquiries.
The Cocker Spaniel Club website – www.thecockerspanielclub.co.uk - lists all the Regional Clubs in the UK together with their contact details.
Initially, you should carefully research the Breed before you start making enquiries for a puppy -
make those enquiries when you are actually ready to home a puppy and be prepared to wait;
Most kennels specialise in either solid or parti-colour, although some do have both. Limit your colour requirement;
(you will find there are more blue roans) but do not be too fixed on a colour - all cockers are delightful !;
You should also allow for the fact that Breed Club secretaries receive many enquiries, be patient, persistent and prepared to travel.
You will be able to rely upon any recommendation of a breeder via a Breed Club.
2024 - No Withiflor pups planned this year -
we are concentrating on our youngsters in the Show ring
Withiflor puppies - born August 2023
Sire: Spinoza of Merrily avec Withiflor
Dam: Withiflor Fine Romance
|Photo at six weeks
Valentine's Day Puppies
Sh Ch Lujesa Impossible Dream ex Withiflor Science Fiction (by Sh Ch Canigou Rocket Science)
Pups at three weeks
Paris and Roly's pups - born 22.10.2019
Sire: Sh Ch Withiflor Rolling Stone
Dam: Withiflor Book Worm
Pups - Withiflor Jack the Lad and
Withiflor Tiny Dancer
hopefuls for the show ring in 2020..
Pip and Jack at nine weeks
Blondie' pups by Sh Ch Canyonn Classic Illusion
Sisters - Withiflor Book Worm and
|Sire: Sh Ch Withiflor Rolling Stone JW
|Dam ; Withiflor Shiny Boots
(by Sh Ch Charbonnel Swedish Design ex Withiflor Shining)
|Four days old
|Two weeks old
Sh Ch Canigou Storytime at Withiflor JW
Sire - Sh Ch Canigou Rocket Science
| DCC and BCC at S Wales & Mon 2012
' Rocket Science and ' Blondie
|24 hours - and doing well
|end of week one - go to "Blondie - Chapter 4" for progress
2014 Summer Puppies
Sh Ch Sharemead Golden Syrup
Dam: Withiflor Shiny Boots
Sire: Sh Ch Sharemead Golden Syrup ex Withiflor Shiny Boots (by Sh Ch Charbonnel Swedish Design)
|...at one week old....yummy !
Spring (April 2014)
Sire: Sh Ch Charbonnel Life N' Times ex Withiflor Blunique (by Sh Ch Lindridge Star Quest)
See Blondie's page - Chapter 2 - the Roc Chics
Sire: Sh Ch Canigou Rock Star ex
Dam: Sh Ch Canigou Storytime At Withiflor JW
Lovely litter of six pups - three golden and three
black and tan
(Blue roan - aka Whitney by Sh Ch Lindridge Star Quest ex Withiflor About a Blue)