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Let me tell you about myself, my name is Aimee.
Our Cockers are family raised American Cocker Spaniels who are either Champions or have Champion Pedigrees!
Our dogs are strictly AKC registered.
We were inspected on 10/2/2018 and found in full AKC compliance!!
I am an AKC Breeder of Merit.
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 around animals my whole life, from owning race horses as a kid, working on a dairy farm, owning my own farm.
I have worked as a vet tech and groomer plus still do side jobs.
I have been breeding Cocker Spaniels for 20+ years.
We have produced Am. Cocker Spaniels with many titles.
Int. Ch., Can Ch., Am. Ch,  Agility, Field Activities, Junior Hunt, 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 cocker female, 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 multiple times, one away from Westminster and even in a Cocker book!
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.
Still today many breeders have my dogs behind them and their off spring are producing Champions.
One tri color male even ranked #6 All Breed and #6 Breed as well as Award of Merit as ASC in 2017.
Dragon also finished #9 Breeding Standing for Cocker Spaniel Parti colors in 2018.
His name is GCHB Julre’s Dragon Blend (Not Owned by me) –  Sire A.J.’s One To Take it All who I was his breeder.

Besides just Cockers-
I’ve spent countless hours volunteering at the local Humane Society and my local kennel club.
I have rescued dogs other than Cockers.
I am a member of the Great Dane Club of America and a member of a kennel club.
Our family has done 2k walks/5k runs for dogs in the Humane Society.
We have donated countless amounts of dog food for dogs in the Humane Society as well as people in need.
I have mentored countless breeders over the years.
Some of my cocker moms have been surrogate mothers.
My cockers also have donate blood for other dogs in need.
I have donated many Cocker puppies to charities and some families in general.
I have given discounts to those who served our country as our family is a military family as my brothers have all been in the military and two of my kids are currently in the Army.

Our Cockers in other countries-
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.
Estelle S. in France has taken two roan pups that she got from me and has excelled with showing/finished them in her country as well as producing exquisite roans that other breeders have not just in her country but in other countries as well.

I have helped others by educating other breeders about coat types such as Merle, Roan and Sable.

Health –
All of our Cockers being used for breeding have been tested for Patella’s, CERF’s and PRA-PRCD, Males DNA’d.
I have also done some color genetic testing on most of my cockers.
They are micro chipped and OFA’s on most.
Others breeders push upon other breeders to get OFA’s such as hips/elbows yet don’t test for Patella’s.
It’s a society thing to ask, “did you did OFA’s” and when you say, “No” that is the end of the conversation.
Cockers rank #7 for Patellas, #140 for Hips OFA,  #117 for Elbows
Since I last posted them since the stats in 09 we have dropped farther down for both Hips and Elbows and
even farther down for patellas.
It is a society thing to push OFA’s hips/elbows and not Patella’s.
Here is what else you don’t know, many vets put the dog under to get OFA’s.
Can you imagine putting your dog to sleep that has a chance not to come out of it just for a test that could of been prevented because in reality we don’t rank that high in the stats for that testing.
Click here to see the stats for yourself – STATS
Cost for Patella’s is about $100 and does not have any health risk on the dog where
OFA’s is about $300-$500 and risks the health of the dog by being put under.
What is even crazier if you look at the stats it says that we rank #22 for Thyroid yet many breeders don’t push that.

Producing exquisite Cocker Spaniels in a total package
health, temperament, confirmation, brains and in all coat types.

I have no reason to hide the fact that 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 which I still continue to do.   I was with my ex husband for 17 years and when I went through my divorce I placed most of my Cockers and moved off of my acreage and moved in town.
In 2012 I chose to stop breeding and closed Aj Kennels.
I took a huge step back in breeding but it was for the better as I got to concentrate on my children in their teen years and my health.


Kenny gave me his last name therefore the name of Cakebread Cockers!
Yes, for real our last name is Cakebread

We call Phoenix and Iowa/Nebraska area both home.

We have family in Arizona such as both Kenny and I’s Mom’s live there.
Kenny’s sister her husband and kids.
I have many Aunts,Uncles and Cousins.
My oldest son also lives in Phoenix.
We also were born and raised in the Midwest so we have have tons of family there.
Kenny’s sisters and my brother live there.
5 of our kids live here too.
Aunts,Uncles, Cousins, Friends and Classmates

Because of this extended family we do a lot of traveling between the two places.
In 2017 we came back to have a white Christmas and had 14 inches of snow fall,
what a joy it was to see snow and make a snowman with the kids and grand kids.
It is great to be back in the midwest as our dogs love to run on the 5 acres we have here.

Here you can see two of our kids.
Nathan on the left who is my youngest and Casey on the right who is Kenny’s son.
Because we are a military family we do discounts to those that can prove they serve or have served.
We are Army strong!

March 25th, 2018
Almost a year ago I had a litter of puppies which two puppies were born.
Mike and Jan got one and JoDee and Todd got the other one.
I invited both of them to our home in March to meet each other,
allowing the siblings to see each other again and allowing me to see how they have
grown in person as I have watched them grow up in photos.
I have a bond with both of the owners both now considered past puppy buyers.
JoDee fell in love with me as a breeder and that day she took home two brothers.
Above is a photo of some of use just sitting around with the Cockers.
The brothers meeting again for the 1st time since they were babies!!

At the end of March, 2018 I made the trip back to Phoenix.

Here you can see we take our dogs everywhere!

We have a 43ft Crossroads Seville 5th wheel trailer that we travel in.

We enjoy traveling and going on adventures with our family and dogs since you never know
when it may be your last so we try to make as many memories as we can.
Couple of our kids have left the nest and the other are one foot out the door.
Nathan pictured above is an example as he turned 18 in April and has joined the Army.
Nathan headed off to boot camp in May 2018 and was stationed in Georgia.

Our dogs are our family and we are very committed to raising them.

We strive to raise the best quality Cocker Spaniel.
You will fall in love with this merry cocker, whether you are looking for a
show prospect, breeding prospect or just a family dog.
If you are interested in a new puppy, or just here to learn about the breed, see amazing
cocker photos feel free to look around but be prepared to sit for a while
as there is plenty of good information here!

Our Cockers are our babies and such blessings they are they just happen to have amazing pedigree’s.
They are our family first!
We can finally concentrate on quality and not quantity.
We usually have only 3-4 litters per year but some times none at all.

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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.

Email: Cakebreadcockers@gmail.com for any questions or available puppies

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