Let me tell you about myself.
Our Cockers are family raised American Cocker Spaniels who are either Champions or have Champion Pedigrees!
I have been around Cockers since I was a kid my parents raised them and owned Champions!
A Cocker Spaniel was all I ever knew as being a family dog.
I have been breeding Cocker Spaniels for 18 years.
We have produced Am. Cocker Spaniels with many titles.
Int. Ch., Can Ch., Am. Ch, Agility, Field Activities, Rally, Delta Society, CGC, Star Puppy, Trick Dog Title, best title yet “LOYAL COMPANION”.
I have finished 21 Champions, dogs that I bought and my own bred by’s. I have a “NEVER give up attitude” as when others told me to give up on a 5 year old, I still finished her as it was about principle. I have had my dogs in a number of magazine’s, invited to the Eukanuba Nationals, and one away from Westminster.
Was one of the Top Breeders in 2008 and had CVJ’s Sassafras who was a Top Producing Bitch for me in 2008.
Produced the 1st & 2nd Cocker Spaniel Trick Dog in the WORLD.
I’ve spent countless hours volunteering at the local Humane Society and my local kennel club.
I even rescue dogs other than Cockers from time to time such as Great Danes.
Donated many Cocker puppies to charities and some families in general.
I have dogs in other countries such as Canada & France, some of the best Blue Roans and Red Roans in France have came from me.
I have helped others by educating other breeders about Merle, Roans and Sable coat types.
All of our Cockers being used for breeding have been tested for Patella’s.
Cockers rank #5 for Patellas, #134 for Hips OFA, #103 for Elbows
It is a society thing to push OFA’s hips/elbows and not Patella’s and it put Cockers at risk every time
a dog is put under for this testing.
To see rankings Patella’s OFA Elbow
All of boys have been DNA’d, Micro Chipped, CERF’d, and Patella’s on all breeding Cockers and OFA’s on some.
Producing exquisite Cocker Spaniels in a total package
health, temperament, confirmation, brains and in all coat types.
In the past I went by Aj Kennels that is why you see Aj’s in front of the registered name or in pedigree’s.
I got married in my early 20’s and was with my ex for 17 years but at the end of 2011 through 2012
I went through a nasty divorce and had no choice but to place most of my cockers.
I took a huge step back in breeding but it was for the better as I got to concentrate on my children and my health.
Then I started to face major medical issues, which I found I have Cancer which I battled, lead me to have a partial and full hysterectomy as my female parts were starting to get cancerous, had to have my gallbladder removed, been fighting debilitating diverticulitis which lead to a colon resection and removal of my appendix.
I started having heart issues which I am still battling and I am suppose to have “no stress” but good luck.
I found out in May 2017 that I have mitral valve disease. Which I will need an operation to fix.
In May – July 2017 I ended up having multiple surgeries one right after another to fix a lot of internal issues
such as my esophagus, stomach surgery and hiatal hernia repair. During these operations they also found a large mass on my colon which they ended up having to remove. I ended up staying many weeks in the hospital.
These past surgeries have left me having others care for me, I lost all muscle tone, I had to learn how to sit up again, how to go from being in a squat position and be able to pull myself up which I am still working at. They cut almost all the stomach muscles so anything from bending, reaching, sitting has not been possible and it will take months till I can do many of these things and it has become frustrating asking for help.
I can’t thank my husband, kids, mother and mother in law as they helped take care of the dogs and puppies.
Recently just giving hair cuts has caused me to start crying as it is totally painful to stand for a length of time, holding on to a set of clippers and bathing wiggly puppies and just holding them hurts. It’s been a process.
Kenny gave me his last name Cakebread therefore the name of Cakebread Cockers!
Our Cockers are our babies and such blessings they are they just happen to have amazing pedigree’s.
They do not live in a kennel and are our family first! We can finally concentrate on quality and not quantity.
We usually have only 1 -2 litters per year some times more sometimes none at all.
Please go to Gallery page click on Past dogs to see some of our past cockers.
Enjoy some Cocker videos on the Video’s page.
If you are interested in one of the puppies please go to Policies- It has a drop down box and read Deposits, Shipping, Puppy Contract and all other contents on the website before sending a deposit. Please carefully read all information about our puppies as we want you to understand all information about purchasing a puppy and all information about the puppies here at our home.