Started and Finished Spaniels
Throughout the year we offer several nice started and finished prospects.
A started dog is usually between the age of one or one-and-a-half years old and is ready to hunt. They have been well socialized and housetrained. Our started dogs have a nice quartering pattern, have been well shot over and retrieve well to hand. A started dog is basically a very nice intermediate gundog that has had about 2-3 months of professional training and probably 30-40 bird contacts.
The CERF exam has already been performed on the prospect's eyes and an OFA prelimary hip x-ray has been performed with a satisfactory grade. Price is usually in the $3,000-$3,500 range for a well started dog. Not a bad price when you look at an initial purchase price of $1000-$1,200... plus a year and a half of veterinary care, dog food, training for 2-3 months, birds, etc...