About Us here at Siampen Cockers
Hello and welcome to Siampen
Here is a little bit of info on us.
We are a small, house based kennel in the Brecon Beacons that breed Cocker Spaniels and Cockapoo's.
My husband and I have 2 beautiful children, Tomos who is 4 years old and Aurora who is 14 months old, we are expecting our 3rd in the spring . Of course we also our dogs are our 4 legged babies. Our dogs mostly live in the house with us and come to work with me every day at my grooming parlour. We are very lucky that my family live on 20 acres of private land so we get to walk the dogs off lead and to take them for a swim in the river, without the worrying about other walkers etc.
As a family we suffer from the dog hair Allergen (I am also an asthmatic and both my young son and myself suffer from eczema)
We want to produce quality, happy, health tested puppies that allow sufferers like ourselves to be able to own dogs.
We breed pedigree KC registered Cocker Spaniel puppies and also F1 Cockapoo puppies from our KC Registered Cocker Spaniel bitches. When breeding Cockapoo we only use KC registered Poodle stud dogs to ensure that our puppies are 100% pedigree (parentage traceable) and this is true of our Cocker Spaniel puppies too.
Cockapoo puppies though not a Kennel club recognised breed are developing as a breed of themselves. There are many breeders just churning out puppies regardless of the health of the parents and pups alike. We strive to ensure that we are not counted in these breeders.
We believe firmly in health testing to ensure that the puppies that leave us are as healthy as can be, to this end our own Girls are only from parentage where at least one parent is PRA and FN clear, so our girls are at the very least carriers, (please look at our Health page for more details). The girls DNA testing results will be with us shortly to confirm either way if they are clear or carriers but they are definitely not Affected with either of these horrid diseases. The Stud dogs we use are ALWAYS PRA and FN clear, either through DNA testing or Genetically, so no puppy we produce will ever be affected by either PRA or FN.
Our new Boy Jac is both PRA and FN clear which we are really excited about. He
should be active as a stud dog in the autumn of 2013.
I have been involved in dog breeding for around 20 years. My parents own a Newfoundland Stud- The Inkomo Stud, where they breed and Show Newfoundland's. I work for them as a dog groomer and I also handle in the show ring for them. My husband and I have previously owned Dalmatians but with a young family we decided to stick to the smaller breed of Cocker Spaniels.
Siampen is Welsh for the word Champagne. I was once told that Cockers were 'controllably fizzy' so we thought Siampen suited us perfectly.