None of these pictured below are for sale.
(You do not have permission to use any of my photos for any reason)
This is Trublue’s Mily of Wyndsong aka Emily
New updated photo of Emily age 13
06/17/2004 to 06/30/2017
On June 28th, 2017 I got to spend some time with Emily
I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to get to see Emily again.
Never did I think it was going to be my last time.
My heart breaks for her owners and for Emily as I just loved her to pieces.
I couldn’t have asked for better owners and what a retirement life.
RIP my sweet Em.
My love for Merles has started years ago when I had a long conversation
with Karen Hitchens (Merle breeder) and Polly Swanson (well known Roan breeder).
I learned the difference between Roan and Merle.
I purchased my first Merle male his name was Outlaw he was a blue merle and tan male
parti, he himself did not have blue eyes but produced it.
3/4 of his litter, when bred to ANY color, produced merles with blue eyes.
His mom was a double merle named Mily.
The reason that I got Outlaw was that I loved the dynamic blue eyes
that most merles have and it was not that I wanted to start to breed merle cockers.
I have tried to better the merles by breeding to Champions and then back to Champion again.
I know that I have made a HUGE impact of Merle Cocker Spaniels
Many merle cockers come from my lines
Many breeders that breed merles have my dogs behind them.
Some of the Merles that I have produced have looked like show dogs.
I am in favor of Merle Cocker Spaniels both Solids and Parti color Merles
and make no attempt to hide the fact that I love Merle Cockers.
I am educated about the gene in our breed, both first hand and scientific.
I try to educate both the general public and also other breeders.
Anti Merle breeders will tell you that there are health risks involved which is correct if
you are doing merle to merle but now many breeders no not to do merle to merle.
Usually, when breeding Merle to Merle you can have deaf and blind puppies.
When breeding Merle to a non-merle that is not normally an issue.
In any breeding of two standard color cockers, you can have health issues.
I know without a shadow of a doubt that Merle cockers can pass health testing
such as PRA, CERF’s and OFA’s and my merle girls have passed health testing.
I had previously owned a Champion blue roan and tan male named
Shazam aka Ch. CVJ N Aj’s Can’t Buy Me Love.
I state this to let you know that yes, I know the difference between merle and roan.
What is Merle?
In simple non-technical terms how to describe the merle coat pattern.
It is like having a pair of black jeans where you spill bleach.
Where the speckles of bleach are visibly parent and it washes out the color randomly.
It creates a mottled marbled, unique pattern in each individual dog.
Some may have tan points where the tan is supposed to be but that can be effected
as well and look lighter in color.
The gene sometimes affects the eye color but not always.
It can make a brown eye sky blue or just leave blue flecks.
Though the merle gene affects the color of the eye, those with blue eyes still can pass CERF’s.
How do you get Merle?
You must have one of the parents being Merle to produce Merle and one non-Merle.
I like Blue Merle Parti’s so I bred a blue Merle parti with tan points to a parti-color.
If I want blue merle solids I breed a Blue Merle parti to a solid color.
Chocolate Merles are a little harder but you must have chocolate on both sides of the pedigree.
Absolutely should not breed merle to merle unless you know what you are doing.
I personally do not recommend breeding Merle to Roan.
I have done that once in the past and they were not pretty at all.
I personally do like the Sable Merle as they are very unique.
Still not my first choice when breeding Merles.
When breeding Merle I recommend putting the word “MERLE” in the registered name.
AKC has helped us for future litters to be recognized by putting Z in front of the registration number.
It makes it much easier to say, “Ok, that is indeed a merle”.
I also like to see that done when you have a litter of puppies not only on the
merle puppies but non-merle puppies.
Trying to make it easier for the next generation.
My friend Karen H. who got me started in Merles,
I can’t thank her enough!
Later, I was given a merle girl named Emily from my friend Karen H.
She had bought her from Karen P. and didn’t have a boy to breed
her to and I had one so she gave her to me with wanting a puppy back.
Emily was bred by Debbie K.
The puppy that Karen H. got was named Chilly aka Aj’s N Keisue’s Frostymerl
In Nov 2011 he was tested for patella’s and he cleared.
Chilly went to Karen when he was 8 weeks old till 02/14/2009
Karen had enough of the public and the discrimination of non-merle breeders that she decided to sell out of Cockers all together.
Chilly as a 8-week old puppy aka Aj N Keisue’s Frostymerl
He is a Blue Merle and Tan Parti
Out of Homespun’s Vino Benito x Emily.
Vino’s sire/dam Ch. Tri-Pod’s Moment of Truth x Ch. Homespun’s Karma
Vino has produced multiple champions- Ch. Aj’s I’m Parti Trained – Tru is one of them.
See Gallery – Once Upon A Time
The photo above of Chilly prior to him leaving to go to Karen Hitchens.
Chilly was very much an escape artist and to prevent a mishap of
merle to merle breeding and being bred to his mom,
he was bred a couple of times and placed.
He then was placed in a home
Although he was here a very short period of time,
what he produced here was nothing short than outstanding.
Emily was our only adult merle.
Emily turned 6 years old so we retired.
She lived a very spoiled life with her owners Mike and Jan G
where she lived with her son and grandson until she passed away at the age 13 years old in 2017.
Prior to Emily leaving she has produced exquisite puppies.
Some are on this page below.
Emily (Blue Merle and Tan Parti) x Ch. Che-Lee’s Superstition (Tri)
Showing what blue merle puppies look like just after they were born.
Showing what a solid Chocolate Merle puppies look like after they are born.
Same litter as below.
(Chocolate Sable Solid)x (Blue Merle and Tan Parti)
Up close photo of a Merle’s eye- Partial blue eye
This is the same dog at a farther distance
Merle both blue eyes.
Sable Merle girl – One brown eye, one blue eye
One blue and one partial
Merle no blue eyes you can see this is a chocolate merle
You can see her one blue eye and one partial blue eye
Bella a Chocolate Merle parti girl with both blue eyes.
This is Gracie she is a Red/white female that has both blue eyes.
Merle cockers can or can not have blue eyes, not all Merle has blue eyes.
Brown Merle either in the solid form or parti form may or may not have blue eyes.
If the dog was not a merle, most brown dogs have green or brown eyes.
I have found that many brown merles have less likelihood of having blue eyes.
Quality MERLE Cocker Spaniels
There is a whole world of difference from my Merles than others that might have Merle Cocker Spaniels.
I have tried to get mine as close to breed standard as possible.
Although most do go to pet homes, for the most part, those pet homes still want
that ideal Cocker Spaniel that they see on t.v.
The problem with that they usually end up getting buyer’s remorse
because their puppy didn’t turn out so nice as they thought.
They got that good deal, but not so much.
Not every dog needs to have Champion lines and have Champion titles but because
Merle has been unliked in our breed there is more pet like Merles out there.
And who can resist a cute Merle Cocker puppy?
That was one reason I tried many years ago to start breeding them better.
It has been difficult and I have taken a lot of slack for trying to get them as close to breed standard as possible.
I can only count a few breeders that have done as much for the Merle Cocker Spaniel as I have.
My Quote- “They told me I couldn’t, so I did”.
The reason I love this quote so much is that I felt like an outcast when I started
breeding Merles and there wasn’t many that were of quality and because there wasn’t
I took on that challenged and created merles that were equal to those of quality therefore
the term, so I did.
Merles being sold for more money:
I’ve heard this argument for as long as I have been in Cockers.
Most breeders change the price of their Cocker Spaniel puppies for all kinds of reasons.
One reason the price can change is the sex of the puppy.
Others change it depending on the color of the puppy.
Many show breeders change the price on the possibility of the puppy being show quality.
This usually comes with a higher price tag, co-ownership, and a lengthy contract.
Some breeders change the price if the buyer wants Limited or Full Registration.
Why not charge more for a Merle Cocker Spaniel.
Just like with any other pattern or color that is bred either Ch. Sired or with a nice champion pedigree
you are going to pay a price for it, why should it be any different for a Merle Cocker.
I have tons of knowledge, first-hand experience, and visual proof of what type of Merle I have produced.
Do I think it is greed? No, everything thing has a price. Do I think it is fair? Yes.
Right now the going average price for a decent cocker puppy can range from $1200-$3000
depending on the breeder and as of today’s date 03/27/2018
I just quickly went to see what was on puppyfind.com just to see who has what out there available
and within seconds I found this puppy.
I am not naming the breeder of this puppy as it is not fair to the breeder
but here you can clearly see this puppy is a black/white (standard parti-color), Cocker Spaniel
Not Champion sired but out of Champion lines.
Asking price is $2200.00 and in the ad it states prices start at $1800.00
So having the same prices or higher for a Merle puppy is not that far out there.
Aj’s Merel Gallamore Gurl
This girl is out of Emily (Blue Merle and Tan Parti)x Homespun’s Vino Benito (Tri)
In 2008 Aj’s N’ Mully’s Merled In Sable aka Shania was born out of
Ch. Che-Lee’s Superstition (Tri) x Trublue’s M’ily of Wyndsong(Blue Merle and Tan Parti)
A friend was interested in her and didn’t have the full payment so we did
so much cash plus a female puppy back.
Since I was getting a puppy back she needed to be bred to a Champion of mine to produce quality merle babies.
In 2010 Gail bred Shania (Blue Merle Parti) was bred to Am/Can Ch. Harmony’s Phantom Of The Opera (Tri)
who has produced multiple champion kids both in the USA and Canada.
For the pick puppy back I got Paisley aka Aj’s The Sound Of Music Merle
who was sold to the Mann Family in New York who is a spoiled pet.
For using my Champion male I picked Aj’s Kyss My Merle Ash aka Bentley (Blue Merle and Tan Parti)
Looking only at structure Bentley was the better of the two.
Bentley’s is found below.
He was going to be the future to quality merles both here and the United Kingdom
as Bentley went to Jane A. in 2012 after going through a nasty divorce.
Bentley (Blue Merle and Tan Parti) Aj’s Kyss My Merle Ash
Can/Am. Ch. Harmony’s Phantom Of The Opera (tri) x Aj’s N’ Mully’s Merled In Sable
Bentley had his Patella’s tested on 05/13/2011
He passed as he is NORMAL to see test please inquire he went to a pet home.
Bentley’s sister Paisley a (Blue Merle and Tan Parti) I was not the breeder on her.
Kali (Sable Merle Parti)
Can. Ch. Keystone’s Haulin’ Ash (Sable Solid)(OFA Excellent, PRA Clear, Cerf @ 6 yrs)
x Trublue’s M’ily of Wyndsong (Blue Merle and Tan Parti)
She has one brown eye and one blue eye.
Kali was examined for Patella’s and she had a normal test.
Request information to see her patella’s
Cocker’s rank in general #3 for patella issues so I tested mine and passed!
When I got a Merle puppy I didn’t even know if I wanted to breed Merles.
It was an option that Karen gave with Outlaw.
I was scared because I didn’t want to goof up and I didn’t want deaf and blind puppies.
Which can happen if you do not know what you are doing or have not researched the pedigree.
I am constantly harassed by show breeders and breeders in general with both verbal and emotional abuse
because I own and breed merles and charge the prices I do.
The Great Winston Churchill said
“You have enemies? Good.
That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
I was turned down by many show breeders from quality cockers because of it.
But complaining about because at that time I didn’t have quality, catch 22 there.
When I finally decided to continue to breed merles and I noticed they didn’t have
a so great pedigree as far as Champions are concerned and some if not most were pet in quality.
They looked more like an English Cocker with long bone structure in the face.
To me, that was not pretty to the eye.
And the coats on them were still back to the 50’s-60’s look with a fine texture coat.
Not the plush, thick, down to the ground abundance of coat we have now.
Which the abundance of the coat is not correct either but accepted in the show world.
No matter what the other breeders said about me I loved the merles and wanted the best ones
that I myself knew I could produce and I noticed that many were not into improving
merles so I would try my hand at it someone has to be a leader.
I also figured the merles in Cockers were here to stay and why not improve on them
just like we do in any other variety and coat pattern.
To help the Merles and Non-Merles that I owned I produced my own Champions.
I hired professional handlers and I finished my own Champions and I even bought a few Champions!
With these dogs that I added.
I believe I have produced some of the best merle cockers out there.
They have come a long way since my 1st Merle.
I have tried to better the merle by breeding to champions and then back to champions again.
Some of the merles that I have produced have looked like show dogs.
I once stacked a Merle and took pictures and sent them to well-known breeders on a Show group on Facebook.
With them coming back and telling this dog should finish easily.
Then I had to laugh and tell them this dog has blue eyes!
This did not sit easily with some show people.
Some show people do not like the word Merle and dismiss the coat pattern altogether.
Some are so judgemental about the Merle you’d think if they would touch one they would
get some type of disease almost to the point of how white people looked at
black people during the age of slavery.
I have bred the Merles to top breeders champions.
I have introduced B-Mac’s in my line who once
was the given the title of “Breeder of the Year” and
a member of “The American Spaniel Club”.
She herself was found to have a Merle cocker!!!!
Another current litter was out a champion black/white
Ch. PBJ’s Boot Scootin’ Boogie – Spunky (Full Health Tested)
Her father is Multi BISS Ch. B-Mac’s N Lil People Ragin Cagin
who was a Westminster Variety Winner in 2009
I like Merles to look as close to standard but with the Merle gene.
Breeding them to top dogs has allowed my Merles to have the edge
and pedigree that regular parti breeders wish to have in their lines.
To set the record straight of my breeding dogs to merles after being asked not to.
First off, most of the dogs with nice pedigree’s or champions I produced or bought
and the owners already knew I had Merles as I have never hidden that fact.
If they had an issue with it they wouldn’t have sold me the dog in the first place.
My theory is that when that breeder is confronted with the situation they
deny the fact because they don’t want to look bad in front of their peers.
As many know the saying, “Money talks bullshit walks”.
When you give someone money they jump on it so in some cases I don’t even think some of them
cared where the dog ended up as long as they got the money in hand.
But I did take in consideration of one breeder who asked me not to breed one female
to a merle and I upheld my promise as I never bred her to a Merle.
Lynn Grisez from Keystone Cockers is the one and ONLY breeder who has asked me not to breed
the dog that I purchased to a merle.
This is Breezy the dog I talk about above.
Castle’s N Aj’s Familiar Wind- Breezy
Valliant who’s grandfather is Multi BISS Ch. B-Mac’s N Lil People Ragin Cagin
Valliant – (Blue Merle Parti)
Aj’s Sir Valliant was born right here and lived with me until he was 6 months of age
He was sold to Cheryl G.
Cheryl was having issues with him breeding and rehomed him.
He now lives on the West Coast and is currently still being used for breeding and stud between friends.
Aj’s Sir Valliant also produced a daughter named
Elizabeth’s Sweet Golden Rose JH (Junior Hunt Title) aka Rose.
Aj’s Sir Valliant (Blue Merle Parti)
Nice face shot.
I currently own Valliant’s daughter Kali who is a Chocolate Merle and tan parti
Meet Kali (Chocolate Merle and Tan Parti)
Blast who is Rocket’s (Valliant’s) brother!
Blast resides in a pet home in Iowa.
I have placed merle pups that are Champion Sired or Champion Dam
into breeder homes to help with getting quality blue
Merle Cocker Spaniels out there!
Giving away Merles for free just to get them out there!
Many people intend to breed Merles who have been looking
for a nice blue Merle have found their way to my website
and fall in love with my Merle cockers.
I believe this is all due to the fact that I am educated on what I like
I have a goal in mind and when I set my mind to producing some of the best.
I do just that!
I have also been told that some show breeders
have Merles as well but they keep them behind closed doors.
Some breed them and sell them as pets with no papers in local newspapers.
Others just have them for their uniqueness.
It was also told to me that a well known professional handler (PR) from Conn.
was very interested in purchasing a Merle a long time back from
another breeder and stated to them this dog could finish.
It was actually a littermate to Emily.
But because the show breeder who like them and handlers who like them
do not want to crap from their peers because the show world is very political
they deny it and act like it never happened.
Yet, without some of theses handlers knowledge they
competed against a puppy who had four lines of Merle behind him, he was not Merle.
This puppy won his class 3 days in a row!
While at a show in Lincoln, Ne I asked (Jeff W) a well known Cocker handler from Kansas if he
wanted to go over Bentley and he declined.
I even had someone go as far as coming up to a friend of mine who was handling
a solid girl of mine who was only 1 major from a Championship in Idaho.
June 2011 they had the nerve to ask her if she was breeding merle just because she was showing my dogs.
This was from another well-known handler.
This kind of abuse should not be tolerated and things like this should be reported.
No wonder why people do not want to show dogs or be part of clubs.
I have always loved Merles and when I started showing I thought
that I had to either choose breeding Merles or showing
I have found that untrue.
I have done both, I have finished multiple champions and also have produced merles.
I should not have to be offended by other breeders/handlers.
I should not have to make others happy by not breeding Merles at
the expense of my own happiness.
Because I breed Merles does not make me any less of a
breeder or person than anyone else.
Still, to this day no matter if Merles have been bred to champions
or champion pedigree’s the stigma of breeding them lingers.
They backstab, talk bad about and continue to gossip about
people who breed merles and say those that breed Merles are making the breed worse.
Which I totally disagree with.
Even though I have produced multiple champions, shown others dogs to championships
I have been completely blackballed by some and respected by others.
Many ASC members are on a witch hunt with people who breed Merles.
It has become so evil almost like a white person bashing black people.
When we moved to Phoenix, AZ and Stacy from Lakota Cockers even went out of her
way because she found that I lived in Arizona now and contacted some Cocker Spaniel clubs
so they wouldn’t allow me to join because I have merles.
Never mind the fact that I have a tri-color show prospect and one male with 8pts
that I planned on showing or that I have volunteered countless hours to my local breed club prior.
That is how wrong it has become.
The end of 2016 I attended a dog show south of Phoenix in Chandler, Arizona at the Fiesta Dog Show
not to watch the Cockers show but to watch another invested breed show.
This was the first time I have ever taken my Mom to a dog show.
After watching that breed show, we found what ring the Cockers were going to show.
I went through the catalog and found only one parti was showing and that was just heart-sinking that only one parti-color,2 buffs and a couple of blacks.
We were ready to leave and on our way to our vehicle we spotted 3 black cockers and they all
appeared very young maybe in the 6-9 class.
My Mom and I approached the husband and wife as they let their dogs out of the crate.
We watched them potty them right there, right on the concrete and not in the designated areas.
So, you know it was nowhere near the ring or ring time for that matter.
They were cute, didn’t care for the heads as I am a head hunter and only one of them stood out to me
out of the three of them.
As I was standing there with my Mom I told them my name and the husband in the chair proceeds to talk to me.
I tell him about my tri-color boy about showing him and the lady is walking one of the black cocker girls who shits right there, right in the walkway of hundreds of people.. YUCK
I ask about the Cocker Spaniel club and he tells me about it and then his wife comes back and says
“You can’t join our club, your reputation for breeding Merles which are not allowed, you not able to join.”
Many more words kept coming from her mouth and I just stood there dumbfounded.
How mean this lady could be as she kept be belittling me. Right in front of my Mom.
I felt like shit, I felt pissed, you can’t imagine how this feeling felt.
What a bitch, right. I didn’t say a word.
I personally just wanted to break down and cry as I didn’t deserve this type of treatment
and my Mom didn’t need to witness that.
I thanked him for their time and told them the pups looked nice and walked away.
This situation could have gotten ugly but I didn’t allow my mouth to word vomit.
It is not sportsmanship like at all.
This club is an AKC registered club and it can’t turn down a person for owning a dog
that is AKC registered just because it is not showable.
Bad on the Club which I can turn into AKC.
I figured out the name of this person although I don’t think it is right to bash her public
(I’m better than she) I am just going to call her Caroline B.
I found out that the person is friends with Stacy and that Stacy and she had bred dogs as
she some of her bloodlines that are based on a buff that I use to own who had and produced health issues.
Those puppies after looking at the pedigree have that same dog that I use to own behind them.
It is really sad how people will treat one another based on other people’s opinions and about the merle cocker.
AKC & ASC Register Merles:
That’s right, Merles can be registered correctly through AKC.
It will take time but Roans will be registered as Roans and Merles as Merles.
In Oct 2010 ASC decided that merles should be registered with AKC and it was voted on again
by ASC members in 2011 which it did pass.
Although it is a leap for Merles it is incorrect.
The Z list will not help our breed at all and blackball and piss off more people than imaginable.
Breeders who are educated and know they are breeding merle already have a way to say
this dog is a Merle as many breeders require that the word Merle be added
to the AKC registration papers of the said puppy/dog.
This is so generations can track that dog back to Merle.
Why register with a Z list as many breeders of Merle already do this and have done this for years prior.
ASC members are not on the right path for Merles as far as registration.
Merles are a coat type, they keep getting this wrong.
The coat type is Merle and the color is tri or blk/white
brown, brown and tan, black solid, brown solid, etc.
That is the ONLY thing that makes sense.
A couple of ASC members have taken it even further
and think they are going to make fliers about merles and start passing
them out to the public and do some education.
A reminder this is in their own words and in their opinion because they do not like Merles.
It is very likely that many actions from ASC members might result in
a class-action lawsuit and I believe this is only going to get worse.
Not only have they messed up on Merles they have also messed
up the same, with Sables and Roans as they are coat types, not colors
because there are all kinds of variations of them as well.
There is no way to register sables and some roan colors correct.
Again, this all stems from ASC telling AKC what is correct.
One can only hope that we get some educated people
that know genetics, coat type and colors on that panel.
I feel that it is just a waiting game of waiting until the old members pass
so people that are willing to accept change can be in control.
Until this happens our breed is out of control.
As explained above we can’t show Merles through AKC but there are other
registries that will allow Merles to be shown.
They can also compete through others means such as agility, become trick dogs, obedience training,
delta society, service dogs, CGC and many other events.
I’m proud to be an American
Bentley at an AKC show
What is funny is two days later ASC accepts Merle!
I think education is also key about merles and so when I go to
dog shows my main objective will be to constantly have a merle in tow.
I plan to allow those who would like to touch/go over a
Champion Sired merle to be able to do so.
Thus, the way they can make up their own mine and actually
have their own opportunity to decided based on what they see
not what they hear about.
HOW DO YOU KNOW A MERLE JUST BY A PEDIGREE:
Usually, it is as simple as looking at a pedigree to tell if your cocker has come from a roan or merle.
There are key dogs in the merle pedigree that say hey, “I’m A Merle”.
See back in the ’60-’80s and if not 90’s
cocker breeders didn’t really know what merle was or if they did they didn’t have
away just like today to register them correctly.
They also didn’t have the internet to see what other breeders were breeding
and how to describe the dog other than it looked BLUE.
When I see a pedigree that maybe 4-5 generations back and says the word,
“BLUE” or BLU” it makes me have red flags.
Asking myself is this dog a Merle or a Roan.
Then if I see the word “LAKE” it is like waving a HUGE red flag.
Lake is another keyword in most merle pedigree’s as it is documented
that most merles go back to one single dog named Rusty Butch
his ancestor is Prince Alex Of Iron Lakes.
If I see that it tells me I am a MERLE!
My rule is no matter what if you know you have a merle no questions asked
Put the word “MERLE” in the registered name.
It makes it much easier to say, “Ok, that is indeed a merle”.
I also like to see that done when you have a litter of puppies not only on the
merle puppies but non-merle puppies.
Trying to make it easier for the next generation.
A great website to look at merle pedigree’s and to be able to see these
keywords and dogs and identify some of the names is a website called
Merle Cockers www.merlecockers.com
Click the link above to go directly to the site.
They have exceptional pedigree’s on both sides of the pedigree, not just one.
They have countless champions behind them.
I can supply you a pedigree because I know what is behind mine.
The merles that I have produced I have owned the moms, dad, and grandparents
in most cases.
I do not just breed them to pet quality with nothing behind the pedigree.
I have been bettering the merles as long as I can remember.
I have placed them in other breeder homes so the merles can become better.
My love for blue merle cocker spaniels will always be and I will always promote them!
If you see the name Aj’s in the registered name most likely somewhere down the line
they came from me.
With this page, I hope this has helped someone who may have wondered if they
have a roan or merle.
Also, it has allowed me to showcase some beautiful cockers and what they can
look like no matter merle or not.
I also suggest that you check out my Roan page on my site under the tab called Education.
Joey who used to be called Adam as a puppy
He is pictured here at 2 yrs old.
I am very lucky that I get to visit this boy, he has such a great personality.
He so reminds me of his grandpa Vino.
This photo makes this boy look big but being so close up taking the photo is the reason.
Blake is a blue merle and tan male
Adam is a blue merle and tan
Aj’s Chance is a neutered pet located nearby.
Here he is below as well playing with a tennis ball.
This photo below shows you his bright blue eye!
Adam is a blue merle and tan he is in a great pet home nearby.
Both photos below are of Adam all grown up now called Chance by his new owners.
Yes, his pet home keeps him in this coat by choice he is so pretty.
I can’t thank his owners Mike and Jan enough for providing a wonderful home!
Kc aka Aj’s Superstition’s Indigo Splash is
a blue merle and tan male with bright tan points.
This puppy is stunning in my eyes!
Ch. Che-Lee’s Superstition X Emily
These two pictures are of Cyan who lives
at Penunuri’s Cockers in Arizona
As you can see she has both blue eyes and a butterfly nose.
She is out Ch. Che-Lee’s Radio Flyer x Trublue’s M’ily Of Wyndsong
She was bred to Ch. Aj’s Neville Longbottom aka Neville.
at this time I do not have permission to use the photo of one of the puppies
she has produced in this litter.
Named Penunuri’s Growin’ Dill Weed In The Garden aka Dillion owned by Moondrop Gardens
One of the male puppies did pass cerf in 2009
Prelimary OFA’s – EXCELLENT
Cyan was bred to Ch. PBJ’s Perfect Game by her owners in 2012
who produced very pretty merle babies
The pedigree’s on both merle litters produced by Cyan were stunning!
Bentley who is Champion Sired
AM/CAN Ch. Harmony’s Phantom Of The Opera x Aj’s N Mully’s Merled N Sable
The dam herself if out of Ch. Che-Lee’s Superstition aka Wizard on Males page of the site.
Bentley was placed with Jane A because I was going through a divorce and I so regret selling him.
Bentley in May 2011 had his Patella’s certified.
As we are #3 with patella issues in Cockers.
This shows merles don’t have all those issues people may think they do.
Wow, Bentley styling in some shade.
Bentley at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln Nebraska
Home of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
GO BIG RED!
Bentley as a puppy self stacking.
Kali a sable merle girl.
Camo a blue merle male
His Dam Ch. Brickett’s Woman On A Mission
Camo a solid merle male
Gracie a sable merle girl
This is a sable merle
Sable Merle boy
Sable Merle pups a little older
The boy in the litter was given away for free so he could go and produce Merle puppies.
The sable girl was also given to a friend of mine as a gift as she had got two retired dogs and it was time for her to get a puppy!
Nice self stack
Drew being stacked at 8 weeks, he did a pretty good job.
Drew stacking at 8 weeks
This boy is such a sweet boy.
Introducing Aj’s Finding Merle aka Nemo.
Nemo has only a tad bit of blue speck in his right eye.
We placed Nemo shortly after buying him as we got his sister and we didn’t want an oops litter.
This is Turtle she is a blue merle and tan girl
She is considered as a solid merle
She is out of Aj’s Finding Nemo x Ch. Brickett’s Woman on a Mission
Turtle stacked photo
Turtle sitting in the car
Turtle as a baby!
Gingers sister – Aj’s Isabella Rockin the walk
Some photos of Izzy growing up.
Owned and loved by Jennifer C. in Ohio.
Out of Ch. Aj’s Neville Longbottom aka Neville
Allie out of Aj’s What A Jack Ash aka Bo and Willow
CAN CH. Keystone’s Haulin’ Ash x Ch. PBJ’s Boot Scootin’ Boogie
Allie is growing up.
Finn lives in a wonderful family in Tuscon, Az
Rylee age 4 weeks
Finn passed his obedience training!
I seriously can’t thank his owners enough for sharing this news with me
as well as the photo that speaks a thousand words.
I can’t tell you how thrilled I am for his owners to have this accomplishment as it is a labor of love.
I am so happy that Finn has a loving home!!
Kali is a Choc tri Merle parti girl
her sire is Aj’s Sir Valliant
Meet Jazz she is a chocolate merle and tan solid
She is in a wonderful pet home in GA
Her owner Barb is now a new close friend of mine who I have felt like I have known all my life.
I really love this photo more and more that I get to see it.
Yes, she is carrying a duck but that is what I so love about it.
No, the duck is not real it’s stuffed.
Cockers are born bird dogs and this just shows how they should look.
She looks so elegant in this photo.
I can’t Thank Barb who is Jazz’s owner for these photos.
Also a big Thank You to the photographer who has a great eye.
This is Thorn who is a Blue Merle tan parti girl out of Kali x Zander
This is Thorn a blue merle and tan parti girl out of Zander and Kali she is loved by our son.
This is Venom
Venom he is out Zander
He has a wonderful Champion pedigree
He is a Blue Merle and Tan parti Male
Enjoy our Merle Cocker Video below.
In 2017 a sable book was published
It is called, A Beginner’s Guide to The Color Sable in American Cockers and other breeds
by Marlys Gallagher which you can purchase on Amazon or Barnes and Noble for approx $14.95
I by now get any proceeds for the purchase of this book.
In this book, you will find multiple pages that have the cockers that I have produced and have owned.
You will find a stacked photo of Can Ch. Keystone’s Haulin’ Ash aka Ashton on page 35
You will also see a Sable Roan female girl I produced on page 23,34 and 35
And a Sable Merle girl that I produced named Kali on page 23