This page is set here as a marker for the arrival of our next litter, the only one in 2018! It is expected the last week of the year. Our 2 year old health tested Chocolate Tricolor Merle HEAVENLEE has been bred to our 4 year old Chocolate Sable Parti MICKEY. This litter contains puppies with parents from 2 controversial patterns of the American Cocker Spaniel. Sables & Merles are NOT permitted to be shown in the conformation show ring, the are still purebreds and registered with the AKC (American Kennel Club). Conformation showing is akin to a beauty pageant, appearance is what is most important. I feel that sables and merles are still very beautiful cocker spaniels and as such I continue to breed them and share them with others who like their appearance as well. Dog Clubs are full of cliques and have their own favorites and preferences, to say that they do not want these 2 patterns has everything to do with their choices is quite honest, to further elaborate that by not permitting what they do not themselves have or want makes the value of what they do have and want greater, well that IS a matter of my personal opinion.