Trystyn Welsh Springers - Michigan Welsh Springer Spaniel Breeders

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About Trystyn Welsh Springers

Since 1995 Trystyn Welsh Springer Spaniels (Gregory K. Peter DVM & Sandra Holmes BS LVT) has been dedicated to producing healthy Welsh Springer Spaniels with proper temperaments, correct structure and the ability to hunt upland game birds.  Although we do show our dogs  and have been successful in this area with such wins as Best of Breed at American Spaniel Club, and four National Specialty Best in Sweepstakes wins we are now concentrating more on the Welsh Springer as a pet and hunting companion. 

In order to help improve temperament, working ability and the health of our breed we have imported and bred litters using semen from dogs located in Sweden, Finland, Norway and the Netherlands.  In doing so we were the FIRST breeders to have a successful litter of Welsh Springer Spaniels using frozen semen in the USA.

Since Greg is a veterinarian and I am a veterinary technician you can be sure you are getting a healthy puppy that has been thoroughly checked out!  We routinely do health checks such as OFA hip, elbow, thyroid testing, and CERF exams on all of our dogs including all of their offspring

Our dogs successfully hunt grouse every fall in the heavy brush and cover of both the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.  We also participate in AKC hunt tests with the most recent title of Senior Hunter going to our CH Trystyn's Aarikka SH "Josey".  Josey is now being trained for the Master Hunter level and we hope to complete this title some time in 2013.

Trystyn Welsh Springers is a member of the Great Lakes American Water Spaniel Club.This club meets on a regular basis (monthly during the spring and summer) where our young dogs are introduced to birds and begin their training to become future hunting companions.  At these events our older dogs continue to hone their skills as flushing spaniels and for successful runs at future hunt tests.

If you are interested in getting to know the Welsh Springer you are welcome to come visit us and meet our dogs.  We also plan to attend the 2013 AKC hunt tests held at Colonial Farms in Chelsea, MI where you can see our dogs work in the field.

Hunting Dog Breeds Raised
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Breeder Contact Info
Sandra Holmes
19400 N Territorial
Chelsea, Michigan 48118
Breeding quality gun dogs for over 17 years.
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Testimonials (1)
Submitted by: Paul Morrison on Oct 02, 2012
I have known of Trystyn Welsh Springers for several years now and I continue to be impressed by the drive and ability of these dogs. It has been my pleasure to not only assist in the training of some Trystyn dogs but to gun over them as well and I find that their working ability is, at a minimum, parallel to that of many flushing spaniels. From their biddable nature to their keen nose and love of the water these dogs have what it takes to put birds in the bag.

As important as their working ability is though so too is the extreme care that Sandy and Greg put into their breeding program. They breed with a discriminating eye and do all that any breeder can do to try and produce Welsh Springers that not only work well in the field but will hold up both physically and mentally to the stress of days afield. Their emphasis on producing sound dogs has paid off with titled dogs in a variety of venues and satisfied buyers. As a trainer, breeder and hunter I have seen and worked with a lot of dogs and met a lot of breeders along the way. Trystyn Welsh Springers is one of the best breeding programs and some of the nicest people a puppy buyer can ever hope to work with.

If you are looking for a breed that will put pheasants, grouse and the occasional duck in your bag and look good doing it you can’t go wrong with the Welsh Springer. If you are considering a Welsh then you owe it to yourself to talk to Trystyn Kennel.
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