Camille, Gwen, Lisa & Journey
Chivalry English Springer Spaniels is
a small hobby kennel owned and loved by Lisa Knight, in Thompson, CT. I
adore these wonderful "do it all" dogs, and I am very proud of all their
accomplishments. My family had owned several field bred Springers over the years
and it was here my passion was born for this breed. I grew up with several
wonderful dogs and eventually got my very own, but for the first time a bench
bred. I started
showing dogs in 1992 while working for a well known Boxer kennel, it was there
that I was bit by the show bug and began showing, learning to groom, reading
everything I could get my hands on and asking a billion questions. I
started showing our family dog and later other breeds and my very own Dorothy
who was a gift from my parents. I have been grooming professionally since then
and now own and operate a successful Morning Star Farm Pet Resort. I just can't
imagine my life without dogs.
I don't breed
often and every dog involved in my breeding program is OFA and CERF normal.
Only those who have met my strict criteria for health and temperament are bred.
On average I have about one or two litters per year. My goal as a breeder is to
maintain the English Springer Spaniel's happy biddable temperament that makes
them the beloved family dogs they are. Combining temperament with overall
health and soundness for the complete package. I am very selective on the
homes puppies are placed in and my interview process is lengthy with everyone's
best interest in mind. I do not place puppies on impulse, sex or color.
I have been truly blessed with the families who own one of my dogs and each has
been hand selected for them.
My dogs are my life.
They are incredibly beautiful, intelligent, loving and happy to do whatever I
ask of them with a remarkable delight. They have competed in obedience, agility
in addition to conformation and I am quite sure there isn't anything they wouldn't
try. However, they remain wonderful mellow house pets who all can get
along and I wouldn't have it any other way. I can often find six of them
asleep nearby at any given time.
I have been truly
blessed in this sport not only with the family of dogs I have come to adore but
also with the wonderful friends I have made along the way. I hope I can
make some small contribution to the betterment of this breed over time and
uphold all of its character. I am a member of the ESSFTA (English Springer
Spaniel Field Trial Association, the breed's Parent Club) and the EESSC, Eastern
English Springer Spaniel Club as well as New England Pet Grooming Professionals.
I have also given countless years to the New England English Springer Spaniel