Breeding is Where Excellence Begins
- Producing only field bred litters.
of more than 30 Champions
AKC's First Breeder of Merit for the Boykin Spaniel Breed
As a 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 hunting stock and not show stock. While most have received
bench titles, they were hunted first for year's prior. I wanted to know that
Boykins could do anything..... and still be absolutely beautiful.
My soapbox about show breeders and "mini mills": Sadly, most '"show
breeders" have what I call "disposable" dogs which are bred often... never
actually hunted (but are thus represented as if they do online) and are breed
just for "showing" standards. 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 AND such people
generally breed and sell at least one other breed of dog. I call it
"mini-milling." So please do not financially support such breeders by
purchasing their pups which usually cost the same as my pups.... and
continuing the cycle of disposal dogs.
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 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.
I DO 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 :-))
You will 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!
Hollow Creek's Gus was
chosen to represent the Boykin Spaniel breed in the 2008 Howell Book Of Dogs. I
believe that this is the first time they have 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 26 years of responsible breeding.
I am also the
breeder of the first two Boykin Spaniels to be titled by the AKC in their
Spaniel Hunt Test and AKC's first Boykin Spaniel to win Best of
Patricia L. Watts, RN