All about Ocoee Springer puppies.


Kathy and Melanie are pictured here with five consecutive generations of happy, healthy and beautiful Springers.
Everybody loves puppies, and there is nothing cuter than a baby Springer! But before you decide to "take the plunge" and purchase a Springer puppy, there are a number of things you should know about this breed.

Springers are bright, active dogs. They require a fair amount of exercise and a lot of mental stimulation or they can become bored and destructive. This breed is very people oriented and they want (and need) a lot of family interaction. They do best as house dogs with access to a large fenced yard to run and play in.

All puppies should be taken to kindergarten puppy training and at least one basic obedience class. This training creates a bond between you and your puppy and gives your puppy the basic skills it requires to become a happy family member. Puppies need to know their place in the structure of their surroundings, and early training helps them to understand that the human members of the family are always in charge!


A typical litter of Ocoee puppies.
Springers are a double coated breed, and they grow a fair amount of hair. They require regular brushing and trimming or they will become matted and unkempt looking. They shed some hair year around and "blow" undercoat once a year. If you are going to have a Springer, you will either have to invest in clippers, scissors and the like and learn to do it yourself, or plan on having your dog regularly groomed by a professional (at least four times a year). In between groomings your Springer should be thoroughly brushed once a week.

Every drop eared breed can be prone to ear infections so your Springer should have his ears checked and cleaned on a regular basis.

Health problems exist in every breed of dog, and some that can occur in English Springer Spaniels are hip dysplasia, retinal dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy and epilepsy. To reduce the risk of any of these things occurring in your puppy, be sure to buy a puppy from parents with certified hips and eyes, and ask about any other problems that have occurred in the "family" also.

This is what we strive for-breeding dogs that grow up healthy, happy, social and beautiful. This photo from one of our puppy parties shows ten dogs from several different litters that were born at Ocoee, having a great day together!

Christmas 2014. Our friends Jon and Skye are pictured here with four generations of Springers. On the sofa in the center is ten year old Ch. Pawmarc Ocoee Light The Way. Far left is her daughter Ocoee Light In The Moon. on the floor is her daughter Ch. Ocoee Vengeance Is Mine, and on the far right is her son, seven month old Ocoee It Figures!
At Ocoee, we strive to produce the healthiest, happiest puppies possible. We breed only to advance our line of show dogs, never just to supply a market. We raise our puppies "underfoot" to assure that they are extremely well-socialized, and we utilize Dr. Carmen Battaglia's program "Developing High Achievers" on all our puppies to give them the very best start in life.

Our puppies have Champion parents with certified normal hips and eyes and outstanding temperaments. Ready to go to their new homes between 8 and 9 weeks of age, the puppies are vet examined, eye checked, completely parasite free (internal and external) and started on their vaccination program. Our companion puppies are all sold with spay/neuter agreements.

We do our utmost to match each puppy with the right family. The sex and color of a puppy are secondary in importance to the puppies individual temperament and energy level, and this is where our experience comes in-we will select the puppy that will best suit your household.

Please understand that we DO NOT sell puppies on the basis of their markings. Every Springer has unique markings and that is a part of the charm of this breed.


Read three outstanding articles, reprinted with permission from the GRNews, about raising and training your new puppy. These articles were written by Connie Drobac Cleveland, one of the premier dog trainers in America.    New Puppy 7 to 9 weeks New Puppy 9 to 12 weeks New Puppy 3 to 5 months










We are hoping for two Spring 2015 litters, one out of Ch. Ocoee Go Wild, the other out of Ch. Ocoee Vengeance is Mine. Please call or email either Melanie or Kathy for complete information and to talk about being put on the waiting list. All of our contact information is on the Home Page








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