I have always had a love of animals. I spent my high school
years working with a local Veterinarian. After high school graduation I studied Pre-Veterinarian Medicine for two years,
but realized I wanted to rescue every animal I saw, so I decided to go into nursing. I still have an intrest
in Veterinary Medicine and do what I can to keep myself informed with new technology. I am very involved with the dogs'
health care and their well being. I have had an active part in the conformation ring, as well as being
interested in Obedience and Therapy training. With a little encouragement, I decided that I would try hunting and have
found that I really enjoy it.
I am an active member of the American Water Spaniel Parent Club, the American Water Spaniel
Field Association, and the Tualatin Kennel Club. I was a founding / active members of Salt Creek Sporting
Spaniel Club before it dissolved. All of my dogs are AKC and UKC registered. I believe that it is very
important to train my dogs myself and not send them to someone else to be trained. There is a special
bond that is formed when an owner works with their animals and learns to understand them, as they inturn learn to understand
All of my dogs are house pets and a part of the family ... they are my
I was drawn to the breed because I wanted a dog that would be
versatile and fit in my life style -- on the boat, hunting, camping, and at home. The AWS is all of these
From left to right: Sir "Cody" Winchester CGC, RN, CH Silver Falls Field "Drifter" CGC,
Am / Multi - Int CH Wavecrest "Chance" of a Legend CGC, RN, and Sir "Butler" Dane CGC.