Bellamy Kennels strives to protect and preserve the quality of the English Cocker Spaniel and English Springer Spaniel. We have a sincere love for this breed and want to retain the loving, sweet and positive breed they are. We are a small, hobby breeding kennel, and primarily focus on giving our pets a fun, happy life as members of our family.
My love for animals began early on, as I started in 4-H at the age of 9, actively exhibiting a wide variety of livestock animals. As my knowledge grew, I coupled my love for dogs with the new-found love of dog shows, and everything took flight from there. I began exhibiting Labrador Retrievers in 2003, and soon ventured out into other sporting breeds, discovering my deep fascination and love for the English Cocker Spaniel. I have since dedicated myself to learning more about the breed and the tricks of the trade of caring for, grooming, and handling show dogs. I have extensive experience under many of the nation's top professional handlers, and have spent a number of years under their guidance across the country, compiling their knowledge into my own. I have so many breeders, handlers, clients, and friends to thank for getting me where I am today. Some of my ECS mentors include two-time National Specialty BOB breeder/winner Debbie Owczarzak of Golden Gait ECS, whom I've acquired my first breeding dogs from, Betsy Traub of Jerabee ECS, Valerie Schuetze of Cantabria ECS, and Kelly Cooper of Calypso ECS, with many friends and helpful breeders all over the US. I now show occasionally between raising my two sons and attending nursing school, but I am very excited to begin my breeding program after I graduate... stay tuned!
My passion for the English Cocker Spaniel breed and pursuit of the sport drives me onto the future, and I couldn't be more excited!