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"Maggie pinned this
deer down a few
Lots of action."
Penny's first Pheasant -- She had to
flush three for me to shoot one!
For Higgins' seventh birthday yesterday we took our usual trek - a 50 minute walk - to a creek in
Georgetown so he could swim for an hour. I keep telling him that he should pace himself or he'll run out of
energy by the time he's eight. Attached are photos, including a photo from March when we went to the
Tidal Basin for the cherry blossoms - that was a five hour outing!
Higgins is the best - such a happy, affectionate presence. Thanks always for giving me a dog with an
Take care, Kim
I have to say Huck is the BEST dog we have ever had. There are too many
stories to write about him. He will hop on ANY mode of transportation...the
john deere tractor, the bobcat, the riding lawn mower, the 4-wheeler, even the
huge CAT that we have at our barn in Tennessee. I can't keep him out of water!
He loves to hunt and goes crazy when we pick up the gun or mention the word
Squirrel. .....And he is also a snuggling lap dog (when my husband is not
looking!) Thanks again for delivering such a great member of our family!!!
Hope you enjoy the pictures. Huck is Finn and Gobi's puppy from the April
P.S. I am trying to talk my sister into getting a puppy from you for Christmas!!
Traci Hildreth Infinity Travel, Inc.
Gary's dogs are doing
great in field trials. He's
done a super job training
You are breeding exceptional English Cocker
Spaniels. Your expertise in breeding fine bird
dogs is evident in Early, who is almost three
years old. She is doing great.
The developmental debate of nature versus
nurture is over. Between nature and nurture,
when it comes to your English Cocker Spaniels,
nature wins. The genetic code for your dogs
reads “gun dog”. Early is birdie, obedient, and
eager to please. Additionally, she is an excellent
pet and terrific house dog. Early is an exceptional
hunter and is a treat to have in the field. She
easily retrieves doves, ducks, and even geese.
Early is not gun shy. I can say, without bias, her
hunting skills surpass those of most labs I have
If anyone has any doubts concerning you or the
dogs you produce, tell them to call me.
Claude T. Prevost, III
I want to thank you for breeding these dogs, I'm crossing my fingers that you will still be at it when I need another. As I
lost my Lakeland Terrier of 13 yrs., I had mixed emotions. Certainly I was sad, but was also relieved that I didn't have
to be subjected to all of his downsides any longer. I realized that I needed an obedient dog. My son bought an ECS
from a local pet store. Being around him on occaision revitalized my desire to have a pet dog. Long story short, I
researched the breed and ended up searching for an field bred ECS. All I can say is that my puppy that I purchased
from you has exceeded my expectations in every way imaginable. From house training, obedience, trainability,
loveability, intelligence, will to please, etc. etc. etc. etc.
I would not waste my time sending this email if I didn't believe 100% in what I am saying as I'm not a BS'er. I've had my
pup for about two months, and it is obvious to me that Christophers puppies are inherently capable of being the best
house dogs or bird hunting dogs a man could ask for. Turbo loves packing his antler around and chewing on it as well
as frolicking around in the ivy.
I just sent you a picture album of Rook
my English Cocker I got from you just
before Christmas 2009. Sorry for
taking YEARS!!! to finally get some
pictures to you. As you can see we
get him out in the field in a regular
basis and he does a great job and is
easy to train and work with and is like
a member of the family. Thanks for
the great work you do with your
kennel and if you ever need a
reference let me know.
Brit has been the most natural bird dog I have ever encountered. His retrieving abilities are unbelievable. Never
flinched at the gun and was very attentive to the sky as the birds came in. I shot one that was wounded and in the
woods and within 2 min. Brit caught him and brought him back. Best dog ever!!!!!!! Thanks
Looks like Early likes boating and fishing too!
Enjoying the Beautiful Texas
Bluebonnets and gorgeous
Hey there guys!
Just wanted to give you guys an update on Dale (the name of which was taken from the storied Mallowdale of his heritage. We picked up Dale, son of
Moss and Rush, from you guys in March of 2011. While it was a long way to drive, we have since learned that we will not be buying another dog from
anywhere else and can't wait to get him a little sister.
From day one I could tell that Dale was one of the birdiest dogs I have ever handled. I have always been a lab and Chesapeake owner and in the past
been committed to those breeds. But I tell you this---the Covey Flush lines are GUN DOGS. I have a coffee table book entitled, "The Encyclopedia of
North American Gun Dog" in which it describes how important it is to get an English Cocker Spaniel lineage that is still infused with the sporting
blood that has makes this breed the versatile worker that it is, especially sires from Britain. When we were inquiring about getting a puppy,
Christopher assured me that he makes a deliberate attempt to incorporate this fundamental ideal into every litter he produces. I can assure you, he
I worked with Dale on quartering, flushing, and retrieving starting at about 3-4 months. To be honest, I am by no means a professional trainer. My
knowledge comes from books and second hand knowledge as I guide my dog the best way I know how. But with that being said, this dog makes me
look good. I joined a dove club last season which consisted of 7-8 hunts throughout the season on Sundays. Dale was, to put it simply, remarkable.
His marks were always rock solid and his determination was evident to everyone in the club as he consistently outperformed the other labs and
retrievers who were brought along. He was attentive, focused, and steadfast. And all this at 8 months old. But most importantly, his enthusiasm was
unbridled. I have yet to see another dog this excited to get after birds. Even if he's in the front seat of the truck going to the grocery store, he is
constantly scanning the skies for fowl. Now at a year and a half old and 35+ pounds, he is a bird dog if I've ever seen one.
While I have grown to expect the very best of Dale in the field, he first and foremost a house dog. He obviously earns it, and we have trouble not
spoiling him--he sleeps in our king bed and becomes our couch companion on movie nights. Our home is quite simply not home without him and he
is certainly part of our family in every way. We truly think we have one of the best dogs around.
Thank you so much for everything,
I just wanted to drop a line and update you on Olive “Oli”. She is currently in her last month of training with Buck Grabowski in Manor, TX. When we
first dropped her off, I warned him at how stubborn she could be. She progressed very slowly over the first month, but has really come around on the
second. We were last there two weeks ago, and she did not miss a single retrieve or flush. I cannot wait to get her home and begin working with her.
I will keep you guys updated on her progress. I hope that you all are doing well.
Dear Christopher & Rene,
A little over one year ago my beloved Cocker Spaniel, "Norton," passed away. He was one of my best friends for over 15 years. Out of all the
puppies with which my wife and I have been blessed, the loss of Norton was the most difficult. Knowing that you breed Cocker Spaniels, and as my
close friend, I turned to you for advice and consolation. While you are known for hunting dogs, all I wanted was a "lap dog" who would be playful
and loving and easy to care for and train. You invited me to your home and your kennels, and as soon as I laid eyes upon your liver colored English
Spaniels I immediately fell in love. When you then introduced me to Gleason's litter, and when I put that beautiful puppy in my hands for the first time,
though no bigger than my hand, Gleason had found a new home. He is now a little over a year old and he is without question the most beautiful, the
most loving, the most eager puppy in the world. He wants to play, lick, and enjoy everyone he comes in contact with. Your assistance over the past
year in training him, and helping us with behavior tips, and advice has made you his "Grandpa." He is wonderful with my 3 year old Grandchild, and
adores my family and his "stepsister" Chamois, an 8 year old white cockapoo.
We cannot thank you and Rene enough for Gleason, and providing the obvious love, affection, and socialization that has made him such a pleasure
to become my new best friend. Thank you again.
Best Personal Regards,
STEPHEN J. KAPLAN
We purchased a precious pup from you for our Granddaughter Shelby...she named him Hunter!! He is a wonderful pet
& my husband carried him with him to the dove field...he retrieved every bird!!!! My husband loves to take Hunter with
him & Hunter loves to go!!!! My husband's hunting friends are just amazed at the ability of Hunter! He is so sweet &
cute we love him so!
Wayne & Janet Gale
Rosie is really a special pup. She is learning how to sit and already walks on a leash okay (she now pulls me
instead of the other way around). We couldn't be more pleased. I'll send pictures some other time when I
figure out how. Thanks again for breeding such wonderful dogs. I think she has her fathers eyes and I just
love them. My husband is in love with her.
Happy 1st Birthday, Peaches!
Just wanted to say
hello and let you
know that at 12
weeks Gibbs is over
7lbs now and doing
great. He sits, he
holds about ten
seconds before I
release him for
Same for food after
it is laid out in front
You did great on this
breeding my friend!
Rusty is the perfect dog from family pet to hunting dog.
He is now 6 months old. Rusty is learning extremely
quickly and is very affectionate. He is very active without
being hyperactive. Rusty loves the water and is very
curious about everything. We love that Rusty is willing to
go where ever we go no matter the mode of
transportation. Everyone who meets Rusty falls in love
with him and is amazed at how well mannered he is.
They also love his unique coloring.
You can really tell that he comes from a great blood line
because as soon as you let him out. His nose goes right
to the ground and he starts to work no matter where he
is. That is something you can not easily train. It only
comes naturally. Rusty loves my bird feeders. He
watches them constantly for birds then naturally flushes
them out of our yard.
We look forward to having him ready to hunt this fall on
the jeep on the plantation where we both work. He has
been extremely easy to train.
Thank you for bringing the perfect puppy into our family.
Tiffany and John
Higgins as a puppy.
Higgins seven years later
and still going strong!