Proudly presenting the original generations of Ocoee. All these years later, our current dogs are all descendants of our foundation sire, Herbie. This photo is of Canarch Yankee Tea Party CD winning the Brood Bitch Class at the 1977 National Specialty with her sons Herbie and Woody. Tina produced ten champions, all sired by Ch Salilyns Classic. Thru her sons Herbie and George, she had a remarkable influence on the breed in the late 20th Century.

"Herbie", whelped in 1972, is the dog who started it all for Ocoee Springers. He was truly a "once in a lifetime dog". Completing his Championship as a puppy, he quickly moved on to a limited, off and on Specials career that culminated with top ten Springer rankings for three years running. He had multiple all-breed and Specialty Best In Shows and was a non stop showman, never requiring a hand on him.

He left a wonderful legacy for the breed as he was a fabulous producer. He sired 66 American Champions, which made him the breeds top producing black and white sire, a record which he held for twenty years. He was instrumental in the establishment of many modern breeding programs and we are incredibly proud that he can be found in the pedigrees of many of today's top producers.

Herbie was a remarkably intelligent and intuitive dog. He was our best friend and constant companion and he set the bar high for all the Springers that followed him in our lives. Every Springer Champion bred by Ocoee to date is descended from this wonderful dog.

Ch. Winacko's Classic Replay CD
Ch. Ocoee Living Proof
"Bo" was sired by Herbie out of Ch. Loujon Spring Line. He finished his title with three Specialty majors and was a Specialty Best of Breed winner. Bred sparingly, he sired 30 Champions, most of which had big Specialty wins themselves. Bo was a gentle soul, and when Herbie died, Bo took his place on our bed and in our hearts. We still feel that he was the most beautiful Springer we have ever produced. His headstudy graces the top of every page of this website.

Bo's outstanding influence on the breed is seen still today through the top winners and producers of many successful breeding programs around the country and in Australia.
"Widget" was sired by Ch. Ocoee Living Proof out of Ch. Shinnecock Optimum Tribute. She completed her title with four majors under spaniel experts. Widget figured prominently in our breeding program as she produced three Champion daughters who all contributed strongly to the breed. Ch. Ocoee California Girl was a Parent Club Dam of the year and grand-dam of two time National Specialty Best of Breed winner Ch. Ridgewyn Legacy. Ch. Ocoee Whispering Jesse was BOS at a National Specialty and produced a daughter who was Best of Winners at a National and was grand-dam of a top-winning BIS dog. Ch. Ocoee Raven's Child was exported by us to Australia where she completed her Australian Championship with ease and has had a major impact on the breed in that country, with Best In Show winning children, grand-children and great grand-children. "Widget" lived to the wonderful age of 15 as the beloved companion of a retired court judge.
Ch. Ocoee Oblique
Ch Pawmarc Ocoee Light The Way
In the early 1990's, Pat Wilaby (now Jansen) purchased her foundation bitch from us. Ch Ocoee Whispering Jesse gave Pat wonderful wins (including BOS at a National) and left a legacy of generations of wonderful Springers. Many years later, we purchased Millie from Pat as a young puppy, as she is descended many times from Herbie through several channels. Millie gave us eight Champion children and is one of the cornerstones of our modern pedigrees. We were blessed to have her!

Millie was a remarkable mother.
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The three photos below are each of generations of Champions bred at Ocoee. While all the champions are very gratifying, it is knowing that every one of these dogs led (or is currently leading) a wonderful life as a cherished family companion. Our dogs are not kennel dogs and we do not sell dogs to kennels, only to private homes.

This photo was taken in 1991, and represents the first 16 years of effort in our breeding program. (our first litter was whelped in 1975). These dogs are all champions and several of them eventually were strong contributors to future generations.

This photo was taken in 2012. On the bench lying down is Ch Legendary Shimmer, who came to us from Liz and Dave Kiener. Halle is the other cornerstone of our current program. On the bench to the right is her daughter CH Marilyn. On the ground is Marilyns son CH Theo, in the middle is Theo's son CH Benny. Far right is Bennys son Oliver.
This photo was taken in 2014. On the sofa in the center is Millie. On the far left is her daughter Roxie. On the floor is Roxie's daughter Ch Penny, and on the far right is Penny's son GRCH Russell.

50 Years of breeding, using all of the dogs pictured above, have culminated in the dogs that are pictured on the Current Dogs page. It takes a long time and much effort (not to mention sometimes heartache) to create a family of dogs that breed true for type, soundness, good heath and wonderful temperaments. We are very proud of what we have accomplished and look forward to the coming years with great anticipation.

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