DREAMIST...Quality Particolour Cocker Spaniels..

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A little about us.

We are David and Lorraine Burton and have been married 29 years and together have owned and bred Cocker Spaniels for over twenty years.

Before I met David I owned Cocker Spaniels and had shown successfully at many Open shows. As a youngster I had not yet stepped into the Championship Show scene! But thoroughly enjoyed my weekends at lots of local and very well supported Open shows.

David and I were married in 1988 and soon after decided to start our own family (David being older than me didn’t want to waste any time!) Thomas was born in March 1990 and two years later we had our daughter Jennifer in March 1992. During this time, family commitments, work and looking after my father, who was terminally ill curtailed any plans to show our dogs or breed, so we decided to take a break.

Unfortunately when I thought the time was right to start my line again our dogs were too old, so we decided to buy in a lovely Blue Roan bitch from Moray Armstrong of the ‘Bitcon’ kennels Lucy ‘Bitcon Shining Jewel’. We also bought in a lovely Blue Roan bitch from the ‘Mossdew’ Kennels, Emma  ‘Mossdew Galaxy’. Our lines mostly go back to Emma, as although we had some success with Lucy in the show ring, Lucy never produced a bitch in her two litters that we could carry this line on through.

Six years ago we bought in another blue roan bitch from the ‘Strathturret’ kennels in Scotland. Grace ‘Strathturret Rainbows for Dreamist’ Grace is by our own blue boy Romeo,  ‘Rancecraig Romeo’ (now retired from show and stud) Grace was successful in the show ring with many firsts and BP at open shows and also a handful of Champ show firsts, including second in her class at ‘Crufts’. Grace has her studbook number and has also given us two beautiful litters of puppies. We have two daughters from Grace, Sheila ‘Dreamist Pinky Pirata’ and Daphne from Grace’s last litter ‘Dreamist Forevermore’ that will hopefully continue this line for us, as well as have some fun in the show ring.

All of our dogs are health tested or hereditarily clear for PRA and FN . We only have an occasional litter of puppies, but can usually recommend other reputable breeders that may have puppies available.

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