Breeding is Where Excellence Begins
- Producing only field bred litters.
of more than 40 titled and multi-titled Champions
AKC's First Breeder of Merit for the Boykin Spaniel
Spaniel to ever win Best In Show at al All Breed Show
Breeder/Owner of the ONLY " Breeder/Co-Owner of the ONLY Boykin Spaniel to be
titled in five different venues, including hunting
As a responsible quality breeder
of Boykin Spaniels, I receive many e-mail inquires about pups and Boykin
Spaniels in general.....and while I while I do read all of them ... I am seldom
able to answer each one on a personal level... so I produced this simple
generic letter concerning pups which I hope will answer some of your questions
about me and my current or upcoming litters.
First, let me thank you
for your interest in Hollow Creek puppies. The waiting list is currently
"open". If you have done your research, you know that the Hollow Creek
bloodline is most exceptional and my pups are from true hunting stock and not
show stock. While most have received bench titles, they were hunted first for
year's prior. I wanted to prove to people that Boykin's were so versatile that
they could succeed in just about any type of competition ..... and still be
My soapbox about show breeders and "mini
mills": Sadly, most '"show breeders" have what I call "disposable"
dogs which are bred often...are never actually hunted (but are thus
represented as if they are online on web sites) and they are bred just with the
breeders eye only focused to "showing" appeal. Then these "disposable" dogs are
sold like property and new ones "grown" out to continue the cycle. You can tell
who does this by the ever changing names of the dogs on their web sites.
Mini Mills: these people use this precious breed as cash cows.
They generally breed and sell at least one other breed of dog. I call it
"mini-milling." Their poor dogs are constantly bred....some of these people
will produce 10-20 litters of Boykin pups a year. No matter when you call them,
they have pups they are desperately trying to find homes for. They do very
little, if any, health screening. Cash cows! Then they sell the poor female to
someone who might continue to breed them until they die. The lucky ones might
end up in foster care.
So please do not financially support such
breeders by purchasing their pups which usually cost close to what my pups
cost.... and thus..... continuing the cycle of disposal dogs which are bred to
I DO NOT require that pups be placed in a hunting home.
Boykin Spaniels are versatile all-purpose companions. They have much to offer
as a family member regardless of whether or not they are hunted. My fee is
$1800.000 for male or female. Established bloodline quality is important even
for "just a pet"...as you should want a healthy and intelligent pet for a
family member. So do not "budget" if you desire to purchase a well bred Boykin
Spaniel ....for there are many health issues and far too many
irresponsible/dishonest/backyard/puppy mill breeders of Boykin Spaniels.
Cheaper ... and "easier to obtain" today..... will be costly later.... both
emotionally and financially. If budget is an issue, I urge you to look for
another breed as you get what you pay for in a Boykin Spaniel.
NOT require a spay/neuter contract: however, I do CO-own all my pups (AKC
& UKC registries) & use Limited Registration with the BSS only to
protect my pups/bloodline from being over-bred or re-sold to other
breeders. I never recommend spaying/neutering as it is a severe method of
birth control and insures NOTHING else health wise. IF you choose to allow
these procedures on your beloved companion for assured birth control ....
then... at the very least... do not have it done until the age of two....
because..... just like us..... they NEED their hormones :-))
have to call and speak with me personally if you want to discuss getting on my
puppy waiting list. If you desire to get on the "waiting list", there is a
Non-refundable reservation fee of $200.00. You are not confirmed to be "on the
list" until that fee is received. That fee is later applied to your $600.00
deposit which is due right after the pup is whelped. The remaining balance is
due at the time of pick up. I generally close "waiting lists" after I have 8-10
confirmed reservations. Please try to call between 6 PM - 8 PM. If I am not
available.... Please leave a message .... However, it may take me a couple of
days to get back to you for it just might be hunting season!
Creek's Gus was chosen to represent the Boykin Spaniel breed in the 2008
Howell Book Of Dogs. This was the first time they recognized the Boykin Spaniel
breed. It is an honor that they chose my bloodline to feature as the
representative of the breed...but, their character description of the breed
was, in my opinion, incorrect.
The Boykin Spaniel was introduced to
Westminster for the first time in February 2011. Sixteen Boykin's were
eligible. Most carried the Hollow Creek name and/or bloodline. I am proudly,
the American Kennel Clubs First Breeder of Merit for the Boykin Spaniel Breed.
The culmination of over 30 years of responsible breeding.
I am also the
breeder of 40 plus champions....including, the first two Boykin Spaniels to be
Master titled by the AKC in their Spaniel Hunt Test and AKC's first Boykin
Spaniel to win Best of Breed, the only Boykin to ever win Best In Show in an
All Breed Show, the ONLY Boykin to have earned titles in five different
venues....including hunting. Hollow Creek Kennel has a solid and long history
of breeding the best with the best....to produce the best .....and well earned
recognition for being a strong and very verbal advocate for the breed for over
Now.......Why would anyone even consider purchasing THE
SOUTH CAROLINA state dog....anywhere BUT in South Carolina? Just sayin'
Patricia L. Watts, RN
Updated : 10-20-2015