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Wine Country American Water Spaniels - New York American Water Spaniel Breeders

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About Wine Country American Water Spaniels
Puppies for sale with written guarantee on hips,eyes and hearts. Our dogs are bred to be strong upland and waterfowl dogs with a pleasing temperament.Want to know more? Please call 315-536-2674 to set up a time to come meet us and our little brown dogs,your always welcome!
Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
American Water Spaniel
Additional Services
Training, Stud Services, Boarding
Breeder Contact Info
Gerda and Bill Smith
1853 Flat Street
Penn Yan, New York 14527
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 15 years.
315-536-2674
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Testimonials (10)
Submitted by: Cathy Carson on Dec 27, 2013
Bill and Gerda from Wine Country American Water Spaniels are certainly top notch breeders. Our pup, Pete will be 5 years old in March. Pete is a social friendly dog that I don't hesitate to take everywhere with me. He's not only an awesome companion dog but a great competion dog as well. Pete and I compete in agility, obedience, flyball, field, and have recently taken up urban mushing and skijoring. Pete is the second of three water spaniels that we've had. He's a happy healthy dog that can do it all! Bill and Gerda I am forever indebted to you for producing such a nice dog. Love him! Thank you so much!
Submitted by: MIKE BURLINE on Oct 09, 2012
Bill and Gerda are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. They are great with the dogs and are super when it comes to training. When I need help with Tim's training I call Gerda and she talks me through whatever issue I am dealing with. It just doesn't get any better than that.

If I were to build the perfect dog I couldn't have done a better job. Tim is now 8 months old he is the dog of my dreams, great companion, smart, fun, great with the grand kids and is turning into a great gun dog thanks to Bill and Greda. He's my first AWS and honestly I'll never have another breed.

Submitted by: Bill & Rande Bennett on Sep 27, 2010
They say " Three strikes and you're out" Well, this is our third AWS and we struck Gold!! Thank you ,Thank you, Thank you Bill & Gerda. Izze is a gem . She is sweet, adorable and very entertaining.She makes us laugh everyday and we can not wait to get home to see her. She is now 3 and still like a puppy always having fun just chasing sticks and leaves and chipmunks and just stuff.. She has OFTEN shown the "big boys" at the club where the birds are....We love her I think the bond is mutual. Bill & Gerda the best there is and we thank you for a lifetime..
Submitted by: Pete and Ann Grady on Jun 16, 2010
Our AWS Diver is now 4 months old and what a
wonderful companion we have. Gerda and Bill are
truly dedicated to these dogs and made the experience of obtaining a puppy a real joy. We
were often updated and informed as to the puppies
progress. It was making friends and talking dogs
and these folks know the American Water Spaniel.
We drove 16 hours to pick him up and Gerda and Bill made us feel right at home. Our puppy Diver
is progressing great with his retrieving and it's
been a real joy to watch his birdiness come alive.
Many Thank's to Gerda and Bill for such a fine breeding program and for the great experience of
getting our AWS Diver.

Pete and Ann Grady
Submitted by: Shawn Church & Shannon on Mar 26, 2010
Our search for a new family member and hunting companion led us to investigate these little brown dogs. Gerda and Bill's knowledge and experience with the American Water Spaniels showed, in the quality and temperament of their dogs. They took the time to show us how each of their spaniels hunted and interacted with others. We were given guidance on all aspects of training and included in the training of their own dogs. I would recommend Bill and Gerda to anyone thinking they may be interested in an American Water Spaniel. Thank you, Gerda and Bill for all that you have done for us. We are fortunate to have found such great people!
Submitted by: Susan Kocher on Jun 12, 2009
We have had a wonderful experience dealing with Gerda and Bill Smith. We were kept up to date at all times as to the puppies progress after their birth till we picked up our beautiful Neka. She has been a joy and the whole experience is a good one. We would feel confident to recommend the Smiths to anyone wanting an American Water Spaniel. I feel they should be recognized as top quality breeders with advice and concern even after the puppy is picked up. Thanks to them! Sue & Dave Kocher
Submitted by: Sue Koziol on Mar 27, 2009
Halle is our third American Water Spaniel. She is 9 months old as of March 2009. We have loved all of them but after talking and meeting with Gerda and Bill I knew that their hearts were in breeding these dogs. We were given all the time to choose which pup we wanted but it wasn't hard to choose Halle. Gerda and Bill have welcomed us into their family and we continue to contact each other with updates and funny stories about Halle. A wonderful breed of dog for hunting, family life and overall companionship.I strongly recommend Bill and Gerda in all aspects.
Submitted by: Gary Palmer on Nov 19, 2008
My wife and I drove eleven hours to Penn Yan, NY to Gerda and Bill's home to purchase a puppy. Molly is our second AWS and we would have driven much further. The AWS is a very smart dog and most of all, very affectionate. Gerda and Bill make you feel like long-lost friends and are most accommodating. They have a great kennel and a remarkable blood line. Gerda calls every few weeks to check to see how the puppy and owners are getting along.

Molly has quickly settled in as a family member in our home. She just graduated from puppy school. If you're looking for a remarkable breed and fabulous breeder, contact Gerda Smith. You will not regret it!
Submitted by: Michael Fowler on Aug 21, 2008
I picked up my beautiful puppy (Lily) today. What an exciting day. Bill and Gerda Smith are such wonderful people. They gave me the royal treatment and demonstrated what having a Water Spaniel is all about. What I find amazing is I felt like I made 2 new friends today.
Submitted by: Nick Wansha on Jul 23, 2008
Nothing but good things to say about them!

Bill and Gerda Smith are dedicated breeders of American Water Spaniels. They carefully screen their potential breeding stock for health problems prior to any breeding. They spend time hunting and training their dogs to both retrieve and upland hunt. Their breeding program produces wonderful puppies that are healthy, birdy, alert, active and eager to please their new owners. Whether it be for show, pet, hunting, hunt tests or just a house dog, you can't go wrong with one of their pups.

Are you not sure if you want an American Water Spaniel or not? Don't know what they look like up close and personal? Like to know how do they behave? Call them and talk to them. They will likely invite you to come out to see and meet their dogs and watch them work in the field - especially if you are interested in hunting them. Be forewarned, you probably will put down a deposit on a pup before you leave! LOL!

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