We're a family that raises beautiful puppies - Here's Our Story
We all take part in enjoying Hope, our diva Standard Poodle, and Destiny, our loving Golden Retriever, and Dixie, our Miss Congeniality. Courtney, my daughter, is also a part of our Hope family. She has Hank and Emmy, our English Springer Spaniels. Additionally, Hank is a tricolor roan and Emmy is a red and white parti-color English Springer Spaniel. Well, both are this color if Courtney can keep them out of the creek. Hank is so smart and well-mannered while Emmy has a definite mind of her own. Together they make a very interesting couple.
Our goal is to raise perfectly happy puppies in our home. As we are family, our dogs are family. We are devoted to our puppies and socialize daily by playing and running. Branson, our grandson, age six, plays a huge role in the socialization, as I'm sure you can imagine. Since we began, we now have a second grandson, Houston who also loves all the dogs.
Our first litter of Spangold Retriever puppies was paper trained at 4 1/2 weeks and doggie door/ramp trained at 6 weeks. Our second litter was paper trained at 3 weeks old! Outside potty trained at 6 weeks was another big accomplishment.
Much time is spent working with our babies so producing many litters is not in our plans. Our wait list may be a year or longer so if you are looking for a quick litter or many litters, our family is not your choice. Hope Family is dedicated to placing our. puppies in loving and special homes. These puppies are amazing and, in our opinion, worth waiting for because we match our puppies to the correct family situations. We do keep a wait list, with no deposit, until your family is chosen to receive one of our puppies. Simply being placed on our wait list does not guarantee a place in line. It is more important to us that our puppy goes to the home he/she is intended. If no puppy is available in the litter, you will be added to the next wait list. When you email us, please include your name, location, phone number, and a brief story about your family. All emails will be answered.
Our next litter, due in June, will belong to Hank and Emmy. Their combination will be exciting to see because Hank, on one hand, is a conformation springer while Emmy is a field springer. We believe that combining both parents' qualities will give us the sweet nature from both dogs and a little less shedding.
We invest much time in speaking with the new family and determining life style. Our dogs are part of our family and only bred if we know all of the puppies are going to special homes. Hope families are happy to provide references and great stories of their puppies, but be prepared for long conversations.
What are F1and an F1B puppies?
,We have most recently only raised F1 puppies; however, Destiny has been retired and an F1B litter (an F1 is bred back to a purebred parental breed) is in our plans.
Dixie, our little Spangold will have a litter in 2021, that will be 3/4 Golden Retriever and 1/4 English Springer Spaniel.
Hope, our AKC registered Standard Poodle will also have 2021, babies with Hank, our purebred English Springer Spaniel. This will be our first litter of Springer Doodles.
In this first generation of Springer Doodles, the puppies will have more variation with color and coat type, It's well known that every purebred dog breed is troubled by at least one (and usually many more), genetic or hereditary illnesses or problems. This is due to the level of inbreeding that takes place in order to keep a breed 'pure'. Available research shows that designer dog breeds, and mixed breeds, are less likely to suffer from genetic weaknesses and are generally healthier, overall, than their purebred cousins. We can not guarantee a particular coat, size, etc; however, we will be Embark testing (DNA) our puppies before they go home so it will give you more information about the puppy.
Basically, we do not recommend choosing or eliminating solely based on a DNA test; however, it does give a little more insight into placement for your family.
Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them. - Thom Jones
Our Spangold Retriever, Springer Doodle, and English Springer Spaniel wait lists are now available.