Rocky Mountain Springer Spaniels is a local, woman-owned small business that has been breeding Springer Spaniels since 2010. The kennel is located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, out in the country where the dogs have a lot of room to grow, run, and hunt. Each of my pups is given so much love and care until they go their forever home.
The pups are so smart and easily trained. They love affection. I personally care for each of the dogs and the pups and work tirelessly to ensure they go to good homes. They are raised in the house until they are 4 weeks and then go to the kennel for pups. They get a lot of outdoors time with the other dogs as long as the weather isn't too harsh on them. They are crate trained, partially house broken and trained to not bite when you pick up your puppy.
Sawyer was my grandsire that I brought in from up in Wisconsin. He was an awesome hunter and an extremely loyal dog. I used to think females were easier to train until I got him. He was the easiest dog to train yet and the most loyal dog there was. He passed in February 2020 and has left a huge hole in my heart.
I decided I wanted to have my own male and that I needed some variety, so I got Sawyer who was tri-liver roan. Sawyer and Teagan produced liver-and-white and liver-and-roan puppies until Teagan was retired. Sawyer and Kimber produced tri-colored, tri-colored and roan, and blue roan or liver roan. Sawyer and Kyrie produced tri-colored and tri-colored roan puppies. Each of Sawyer’s pups has European blood and produced very high-quality dogs for you as Europe has more stringent laws regarding breeding than America does.
Sawyer's loyalty and sparkling personality brought a lot of entertainment and life to my family of dogs and has been the mark of the start of something great in the Springer world. He was the proud sire to hundreds of puppies all over the North American continent.
Thank you, Sawyer, for all you have done and been to me! You were the best!
Born April 28, 2014 (Alli's first and my first litter!)
Alli's Pups! (My first dam that started Rocky Mountain Springer Spaniels)
“Well, it has been a long couple of days. I woke up on Sunday morning, the morning Alli was actually due, and took her temperature as I usually do. Lo and behold, it had dropped to 99 degrees. It needs to drop to 98 before I am sure she is going to start labor in the next 24 hours. So at 7:00 am, an hour later, I took it again, poor girl. Yay! It was down to 98.4! Houston! We have puppies on the way. I had already had the nesting instinct hit the week before and got everything in the room ready so all I had to do was go to church. I knew she wouldn't start for a while so I might as well stay busy. Besides, I wanted to pick one more item up from the store to be sure everything went well... I needed a heat lamp. So, off I went.
I arrived at home at about 1:00 pm, and everything was fine. We started into the night and I decided to turn on the heat mat, so when the pups were born, they would be warm. Well, silly me. I got it too warm for Alli and she started panting. I mistook this for labor, and it took a long time before I realized what was going on! So, I opened the window and cooled her off, turned off the mat and Alli stopped panting. She wasn't actually in stage 2 labor at all! I just cooked her out of there! Lesson learned because I lost a lot of sleep for nothing on Sunday night, camped next to the whelping pool, where she was trying to survive.
By Monday morning, puppy number 1 was here, arriving at 10:33 am. Puppy number 2 was an hour later and number 3 was 10 minutes after that! They were all male and I was getting ready to see a cute little female, who arrived at 12:52 pm. Another little female came at 2:00 p.m.
Then, tragedy struck. Number six was a little tiny male that never took a breath. I rubbed him for 50 minutes with a towel trying to revive him. I prayed and had everyone that was texting me pray as well but to no avail. He had a little teardrop on the top of his head. So, with tears streaming down my face, I named him Teardrop, the pup that didn't make it. 10 minutes after Teardrop was born, pup number 7, another little female, was born at 3:53 pm and kept Alli's attention while I worked on Teardrop.
At 5:41 pm, the fourth female, who looked like Alli with a spot on her bandana, was born. It took 2 hours before the next little male was born at 7:43 pm. He was small and was breathing but not moving or crying because he didn't have the strength. I tried to lay him next to his mom for a drink, but he didn't have the strength to suckle. So, I brought out the supply of supplements and started feeding him. I fed him every hour and by the 3rd feeding, he was squawking louder than any of the other pups! Good set of lungs on this one, he just needed extra food in him!
Pup number 10 was a male, born at 10:22 pm. Number 11, another male, was born at 12:06 am on April 29th. Alli continued having contractions and at about 3:30 am, I was getting very concerned. No new pups had arrived, so I woke the vet. He told me to take her outside and walk her. Well, this was a huge challenge since she wouldn't even stand up!
I put all the pups in a box and left the room! You can bet I had Alli in tow then! She was freaked out but went outside with me in the wind and snow to potty and move about. When we came back in, we got all settled in again but there was still no pup.
I knew we had more, but I couldn't stay awake any longer. So, I went to sleep in the next room at 5:00 am and when I woke at 11:00 am, we had our 12th and last little female pup! She was dry and nursing. She is a bit small today and not growing like the rest, so I have been supplementing her to give her the added boost she needs. All the pups are doing well and Alli is resting and recovering from the very long labor. Now for the fun and play to begin! These little beings are sooooo adorable and fun to watch. Let the laundry begin!!” —Denise, Founder of Rocky Mountain Springer Spaniels