We are a small family kennel located in Minnesota, that has a great respect & passion for this breed. We have had English Spinger Spaniels as part of our family for over 30 years. All of our dogs are kept indoors as part of the family. All of our puppies are raised as part of our family, and are very well socialized by the time they go to their new forever homes. We are dedicated to producing exceptional family companions with the best of temperaments as well as the ability to hunt. We raise bench bred Springer's. If anyone tries to tell you that a bench bred Springer will not hunt, THEY ARE WRONG! We hunt with our bench bred Springer's and find them a lot easier to control in the field and have every bit as much of the enthusiasm and intensity of a field bred Springer. Check out our "In the Field" page for pictures of previous successful hunts with our bench bred Springer's. The natural instincts are present in both bench & field bred, but either one will hunt only as well as it's owner trains it.
Our puppies would do an exceptional job in agility, field trials, obedience or in the show ring. We believe that the English Springer Spaniel is the classiest dog in the AKC Sporting Group. To us at Whispering Pines there is no better sight than your Springer flushing it's first pheasant, racing to retrieve it, and so proudly bringing the bird back to you with it's head held high and that tail going 100 miles an hour. As well as their natural instinct to hunt, you can't beat them as a faithful loyal family member who is so eager to please their masters.
We are located on 9 acres east of Pine River, MN with lots of room for the dogs to be adventurous and get lots of exercise. There are creeks to cross and year round walking paths that the dogs look forward to running down on a daily basis. An occasional grouse keeps the dogs on their toes, and a quick dip in the creek is always a given.