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Welcome to the website of Kentixen Maybreeze (Shadow).

Shadow is a Pedigree Liver/White English Springer Spaniel born in 2016, Kennel Club (KC) registered.

He has 19 Field Trial Champions (FTCHs) in his five generation history and is grandson of FTW Ravens Inquest (see Countryways Gun Dogs).

Shadow was bred from a strong working and home background and while has proven natural ability in the field, he is mostly a home dog and companion to our family.

Shadow has bags of energy and a wonderful temperament, loving, loyal, obedient and eager to please. He has been a delight to train, and fantastic with young children around the house, adored by all and full of affection.

He is incredibly passive, never growls or barks and is quiet on the line. He is a superb dog in the field, biddable and a focused hunter, but very relaxed around the house.  He has a beautiful dark liver and white coat that shines all year round.

Shadow has a set of clear DNA and eye tests as detailed below, as well as a very low hip score of 3/3. He has a KC inbreeding coefficient of 6.7%, well below the breed average of 10.2% (2018). He is a proven stud and most recently sired another beautiful litter of 8 puppies in July 2019.  Photographs of puppies he sired in October 2018 are shown in the gallery section.

A very special dog who receives compliments from all for his temperament, obedience and good looks.

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Health

DNA Testing

Shadow has a set of clear DNA health tests as detailed below, guaranteeing he and none of his offspring will be affected by Progressive Retinal Atrophy (CORD1), Fucosidosis, Phosphofructokinase (PFK) Deficiency or Acral Mutilation Syndrome (AMS).

Tested in November 2018 at age 2.5 years:

    • DNA test for Progressive Retinal Atrophy (CORD1) – Clear
    • DNA test for Fucosidosis – Clear
    • DNA test for Phosphofructokinase Deficiency (PFK) – Clear
    • DNA test for Acral Mutilation Syndrome (AMS) – Clear

Eye Tests

Shadow had a clear BVA eye test in November 2018.

He also has a zero grade (normal) for his BVA Gonioscopy exam which results in a Kennel Club classification as ‘Clinically Unaffected’ and highly unlikely to develop primary glaucoma.  To find out more about the Gonioscopy testing procedure, click here.

Hip Scores

Shadow has one of the lowest hip score ratings of 3/3 (6) as scored in May 2019. A hip score is the measure of evidence of hip dysplasia (abnormal development). Scores for each hip are added together to get an overall hip score (0-106).  The average score for breeding Springer Spaniels in the UK is 13.

Contact

If you would like to find out more about breeding from Shadow, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or drop us a line below!