Cocker Spaniels Happy Personality & Waggy Tail Bearded Collies Lively & Intelligent Breed
For more than twenty years Morgan & Sheila Jones have shared their home with us , the dogs and it is a case of sharing!First to move in was Fleck the Cocker in 1995 , soon followed by Molly the one eyed Bearded Collie and the love affair began.
The kennel name (affix) was created as us dogs began to take over. Today there are eight of us Beardies and eight Cockers in one big happy home. We share our lives in a fifteen acre smallholding with three horses and chickens too, in the beautiful Welsh countryside. Keeping ourselves fit and gloriously filthy running in the fields and paddling in the brook. We are all descended from Molly and Fleck the original rulers of the house.
Sometimes we have puppies available to go to new homes. We are all health tested under the current schemes and our puppies will be health checked at the vets too. They will be micro- chipped and have their first vaccination before leaving home.
We do like to meet and smell new people so if you are thinking about having one of us Beardies or Cockers you must come and meet the family to make sure that we would be right for one another. Be advised that any delicious goodies brought with you will have disappeared by the time you leave!
Love Megan x. (Daughter of Molly now head of the household)
Cocker Spaniels Happy Personality & Waggy Tail
The Cocker Spaniel is classed as a medium dog , weighing around 12 - 15 kg and reaching the height of 15 - 16 inches at the shoulder. A fit healthy well exercised cocker should have a lifespan of at least 12 years with many going on into the mid teens.
Cockers come in many colours , solids solid & tan, parti colours such as the roans and black & white for example.
Bred originally to flush out game such as the Woodcock ( where the name cocker comes from). Easily trained to retrieve as well. Recognised by the Kennel Club in 1893. The modern cocker has split into two separate strains.
The show type cocker, bred to conform to the Kennel Club breed standard. Domed head with long pendulous ears and long wavy feathering. Needing moderate exercise and stimulation. ( See separate exercise chart).
The working type cocker, bred not for looks but the ability to do the job. Flatter skull ,with shorter ears , less coat and generally a longer body. They are bred to work extensively so when in a pet home need lots of stimulation and exercise to keep them happy.
Cocker Spaniels Puppies
Winston & Serens Puppies Due 06th March
Blue Roan - Blue Roan & Tan - Poss Black & White
The first vaccination,vet health check and microchipping will be completed by us before the puppies are allowed to leave at 8 weeks old or later. Reared in our home with the family and other pets, they will be used to the everyday hustle bustle. Puppies are handled every day and make excellent pets. Kennel Club registered and a five generation pedigree certificate.
Pupplies from Seren & Winston first litter now training as hearing dogs
The Bearded Collie is a very lively intelligent breed
The Bearded Collie is a very lively intelligent breed , originating from Scotland where they were used to herd and drive sheep and cattle. Today more commonly found as pets or show dogs . Some are still used on farms and make excellent obedience , agility or herding competition dogs.
The breed was saved from extinction in the 1940's by a Mrs Willison. She ordered a Shetland Sheepdog from Scotland and instead received a brown beardie. She set about finding a mate for her and named them Jeannie of Bothkennar and Bailie of Bothkennar . These two dogs form the foundation all modern beardies in the world today.
The coat is the most striking sight , harsh long flowing weatherproof topcoat with a soft furry insulating undercoat . There are two colours Black and Brown, these dilute to include fawn and blue, making up the four birth colours. The beardie coat pales during puppyhood and adolescence then reverts to a final darker colour in young adulthood. The colour at the tip of the ears in puppyhood is a good indication of the final colour as it does not fade. Beardies have a very athletic build, light with a well muscled frame and long body. Well angulated with a broad flat skull making for plenty of brain room. Dogs around 25kgs and bitches around 21kgs. Height - dogs 22 inches and bitches around 21 inches from the shoulder.
The beardie requires lots of exercise with plenty of free running to express their full personality and expend much energy. This exercise needs to be at least once a day or the beardie will become bored and possibly destructive. They are fabulous diggers so not for the proud gardener and suitably high fences are needed to keep them from enjoying digging next doors' garden too! The beardie has a lot to say too, barking stems from droving days moving the cattle and sheep along the lanes to markets as far away as London. Unfortunately this is not a deterrent as if an intruder were to venture in they would probably receive a beardie hug and lick
Bearded Collie Puppies
Photos Of Mollyfleck Puppies Puppies due early April 2019
The first vaccination,vet health check and microchipping will be completed by us before the puppies are allowed to leave at 8 weeks old or later. Reared in our home with the family and other pets, they will be used to the everyday hustle bustle. Puppies are handled every day and therefore will make excellent pets. Kennel Club registered and a five generation pedigree certificate.
Hearing Dogs For The Deaf
Mollyfleck Cocker Spaniels Partnership With Hearing Dogs For The Deaf
December 2017 - Griff has passed his official Hearing Dog Accreditation Exam! He is ready to be matched with a recipient that compliment eachothers personalities. He has done so well and we are really proud!
Morganhas flown through his training and has passed his hearing dog exam and been placed with his new full time owner. He is now the third Mollyfleck hearing dog to have finished their training and been placed in their forever home.
Panda & Bear left home November 2017 and are now all the way up in Edinburgh in their new socialising homes. In January 2019 Panda has passed his 2nd puppy star award and has all his basic obedience skills. New skills will include a new uniform and exploring new areas like shops & public transport. Wishing him good luck.
Abertrinant, Llanwrda. Carmarthenshire. SA19 8AN