"The Engish Cocker Spaniel is an active, merry sporting dog, standing well up at the withers and compactly built. He is alive with energy; his gait is powerful and frictionless, capable both of covering ground effortlessly and penetrating dense cover to flush and retrieve game. His enthusiasm in the field and the incessant action of his tail while at work indicate how much he enjoys the hunting for which he was bred. His head is especially characteristic. He is, above all, a dog of balance, both standing and moving, without exaggeration in any part, the whole worth more than the sum of its parts." From the AKC Breed Standard
Charlie (Millermead's What A Wonderful World) and Chelsea (Millermead's Someone To Watch Over Me) Ch Ashbrook Dark Roast X Irish Eyes Fireworks at Millermead
Blossom (Irish Eyes Fireworks @ Millermead) was bred to Nardo (CH Mi Jean's Leonardo) and delivered seven puppies on July 30, 2012. We had two liver roan boys, two orange roan boys, two orange roan girls and a blue roan and tan girl. All are doing wonderful in their new homes. We kept one of the orange girls - Pippa - Millermead's I'll stand by you. We plan to star her show career next spring.
We also lost our beloved Sophie (Lynann's Love Song) in December of last year. She lived past her 15th birthday and was queen of the household from the day she arrived. Such a beautiful and gentle soul. She truly exemplified the English Cocker Spaniel.
Our Chelsea (Millermead's Someone To Watch Over Me) is almost finished with her championship and will be bred this winter. We will be breeding her to a handsome young man from Oregon named Travis (GCH Jarde' Ever Present Past) who completed his championship and grandchampionship earlier in 2013. We could have lots of colors and patterns in this breeding. Puppies would be availble in the spring.
Millermead English Cockers are at home in Northwest Wisconsin, approximately one hour from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Although bred as show dogs, our dogs are perfectly at home as a beloved family pet. Most English Cockers fall in the color pattern of blue roan - kind of a salt and pepper marking of shades of black and white. There are also orange roans, liver roans and open marked dogs in patterns of black and white, orange and white and liver and white, and solid color dogs, some with tan markings.
Our dogs have all the health clearances suggested by our national club, the English Cocker Spaniel Club of America including OFA certification for hips, Baer testing for hearing, Optigen testing for PRA and Optigen testing for FN. All dogs are registered with the AKC however, most puppies are sold with limited registration papers as they are not being sold as future breeding dogs.
We rarely have puppies more than once a year. Occasionally we will have a younger adult available for placement. Please contact us for information on future litters at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-755-3042.
"Rudy" CH Ashbrook Man of the Year
Our first champion, gorgeous show dog, best bed buddy, wonderful father, lover of all things and true goofball.