Located in Virginia, Kristin began breeding and showing Golden Retrievers in 1980 while growing up in Connecticut. She and her family produced many champions in conformation, including specialty winning and group winning dogs. But, more importantly, their puppies became beloved new family members throughout New England.
As a kid, Kristin showed in the junior showmanship ring. She then moved on to apprentice for five professional dog handlers for over 10 years, all the while actively breeding and showing many Goldens. This experience provided a valuable education in the proper care and rearing of dogs.
Early in her career, Kristin became enamored with the English Cocker Spaniel breed. She finished her own personal dog and housemate, BISS CH. Arigna Wild Card, to his AKC championship. Throughout his show career, Wylie had many specialty wins, group placements, and later went on to become the Number 2 English Cocker Spaniel all systems.
In 1997, Kristin started Foxwoods Kennels and became a professional dog handler. She piloted BIS BISS CH. Sunnyside Skylark PaybyPlay, “Buster”, to 4 All Breed Best in Shows and he became the Number 1 English Cocker Spaniel all systems.
This success continued with GCH. Foxwoods Dublin Diva (Caitlyn), a Multiple All Breed Best in Show Winner, record holder for Specialty wins, and ranked the #1 English Cocker Spaniel, all systems, for 2013 and 2014. She retired at the end of 2014 to become a mother. Kristin is currently showing Caitlyn’s litter brother, GCH. Foxwoods Rock of Cashel (Owen), who is also a Multiple All Breed Best in Show Winner and Multiple Best in Specialty Show Winner and was the #1 English Cocker Spaniel, all systems, for 2015.
However, we are not just about show dogs - Our mission is to provide puppies that are beautiful examples of English Cockers and Golden Retrievers - bred and raised to be the perfect, well-adjusted family pet! Our small hobby kennel produces healthy, high quality English Cockers and Golden Retrievers that are sound of mind and body. We are proud members of the English Cocker Spaniel Club of America.
At Foxwoods, we are always ready to spend time with newcomers to these wonderful breeds as our goal is to find the right puppy to fit your needs and lifestyle. Our English Cockers and Golden Retrievers are a good fit for children or for adults who are looking for a loving companion.
Do not hesitate to call or e-mail for more information. Kristin also encourages you to visit and spend time with the parents and relatives of our latest litter of puppies. Get to know us and be a part of our extended family of English Cocker and Golden Retriever owners.
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