Meet Craig and Darla Jelen, owners of Coteau Springers.
Craig got his first English Springer Spaniel, Rex, at the age of 15. He paid all he had at the time…$35 for the liver and white puppy. He had to beg his brother to give him a ride to pick Rex up because his mom & dad didn’t want him to have a dog.
Craig and I have always been big dog lovers, but when Craig convinced me to get an English Springer Spaniel I fell in love with her size, versatility, and disposition. That’s when we decided to begin the journey of raising quality Springer Spaniels.
We are proud to be a small breeder of AKC, field-bred English Springer Spaniels, focusing on great bloodlines and well-socialized dogs. Our dogs have excellent manners in the house and a strong drive in the field. We strive to raise puppies that are fantastic family dogs and extraordinary hunters.
Welcome to Coteau Springers:
A Breeder of Exceptional AKC Field-Bred English Springer Spaniels
We are a small family operation usually having three or four litters a year. It is our goal to breed AKC springers with extraordinary hunting skills and good temperaments. All of our dogs have had their hips checked and certified.
The puppies are handled when they are just days old so that they are well-socialized and calm. We have given them baths, trimmed their nails, and introduced them to other dogs. We carefully watch and interact with the puppies so we are able to provide information and make suggestions so puppies have the best possible match with people.
Our puppies have had dew claws removed, tails docked to field trial length, and are up to date on shots and dewormer. They have had an initial health exam by our local vet and are well-socialized when they go to their new homes. They are backed up with a 100%, 24-month, health guarantee.