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 $1200.000 for males and $1500.00 for a 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
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 :-))
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. 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 only Breeder of Merit for the Boykin Spaniel Breed.
The culmination of over 20 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