Based on my great friend Tawneyhill Spark (Taz) I then expanded my kennels with the acquisition of Taffswell Amy as my foundation bitch, and the Adniel line of Spaniels was established. Careful selections to maintain my bitch line including Rytex and other selected sires has led to the hard going, cover facing, high stamina with style and brains that is the Adniel Spaniel of today.
It is my intention to breed small volumes of the best possible dogs that bring out the breeds inherent natural tendencies and use only health checked reliable stock that has proven itself in the field and in competition. The quality of the programme can be judged by the list of clients who book puppies sometimes before they are mated. Some Clients have just received their fourth Adniel Pup. Temperament, style and stamina are key when deciding on potential matings; a by product of this approach is the longevity of the dogs with examples working into their twelfth year and my original pups only just now chasing rabbits in the sky at 14 and 15 years after a life times work and pleasure.
Using my experience in Spaniels has taught me that a strong bitch line is a recipe for success. I am grateful to David Lisset of Buccleuch Gundogs who sold me Buccleuch Opal. Champion to champion breeding and with a line back to early 19th century imports was ideal. Also after much persuasion, I acquired from Mike Tallamey, Brindelbay Laser (FT.CHxFT.CH) and Adniel Gundogs had a very sound basis for its Labrador line which can be seen in the examples on My Dogs Page.
Breeding Programme 2012
The intention this year is to produce three litters, replicating last years success with one Labrador litter and two Spaniel litters.
With the Labradors the litter will be out of Buccleuch Quantas of Adniel by Brindlebay Lazer of Adniel, pups from this breeding last year have grown into strong, intelligent good looking dogs. They are proving easy to train, wanting to learn and are already at a good standard for their age. Early enquiries and reservations are recommended.
Spaniel litters will be out of Adniel Dilly and Adniel Exotica, these are identically bred bitches, one will be put to Adniel Archie as last year and the other to be confirmed.
Any enquiries, do not hesitate to call me on 07740083839. George.