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Welcome to OCOEE English Springer Spaniels
Successfully breeding for stable temperament, health, soundness and strict adherence to the breed standard since 1972. Our breeding dogs are fully health tested and all results are available to the public on the Orthopedic Foundation For Animals website. We are preservation breeders, dedicated to the health, well being and continuation of this breed that we love.

We are members of the AKC program Bred With H.E.A.R.T program.

Please explore all the pages of our site to learn about us, our dogs and our strong commitment to the sport of purebred dogs.

We are American Kennel Club Breeders of Merit. To date we have bred 81 AKC Champions.

Our kennel prefix, OCOEE, is registered with the American Kennel Club for our sole use in registering English Springer Spaniels.

Our limited, selective breeding program is jointly operated by the mother and daughter team of Kathy Lorentzen and Melanie King. Our goal is to breed excellent quality show dogs that meet the requirements of the breed standard but more importantly we strive to provide healthy, loving, sound Springers to people who desire a top quality companion, obedience or agility dog. We have fifty years of experience with this breed and will do everything in our power to provide you with a happy, stable, well socialized puppy that is as free as possible from health and hereditary problems. We believe in utilizing both art and science in our program. Artistic breeding makes them beautiful and assures that they are true to the breed standard. We also use every bit of science available to us to be certain that our dogs are as healthy and long lived as possible. We are long time members of the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association, the Parent Club of the breed.

We are planning two summer litters out of the girls pictured below!

Ocoee If I Could Turn Back Time
Tipi is bred to Ch Ocoee The Final Figure and is due June 23. Depending on litter size, we may have one or two reservations open.

CH Ocoee For Figures Sake
Effie gave us eight beautiful new babies on May 10. Six girls and two boys! They are sired by Ch Ocoee The Final Figure. One girl and the liver boy are available to reserve.
Tipi and Effie are both OFA hips excellent, Eye Normal, Cardiac Clear, and PRA DNA Carriers. Benji, the sire of both litters, if OFA hips good, cardiac normal, eye normal and PRA DNA Clear. No puppies from these breedings will ever develop PRA in their lifetimes. Contact Kathy at for complete information.

      View some of the beautiful ads for our dogs that have appeared in various publications.

      Our record breaking dog George had an amazing career. You can see highlights of it here.

May 20, 2017. A new breed record!
We are proud and gratified to be the breeders of many Parent Club award winners and National Specialty winners. These accolades mean the most to us as they are earned in competition with our peers. George, on the left, is the all time top Specialty Best of Breed winner in the history of the breed with 42 wins including three National Specialties. He has also been awarded Parent Club Sire of the Year on two occasions and has 25 Champion offspring. Benny, on the right, was awarded Parent Club Sire of the Year in 2018 and is the sire of 26 Champion children.

We have also had many top wins at National Specialties, including three times best of breed, once Best of Opposite Sex, Twice Best In Sweepstakes, twice Winners Dog, once Winners Bitch, plus several Judges Awards of Merit.

2018 Parent Club Sire of the Year
We feel that it is necessary to offer a BUYER BEWARE statement here. There are so called 'breeders' out there who are crossing English Springer Spaniels with Beagles, Pointers, Britany's, etc to get what they are calling 'rare and exotic colors' such as sable, yellow and red. These dogs are not purebred! They may be AKC registered but their papers are falsified. Purebred English Springer Spaniels do not carry a gene for any color other than black or liver, with or without ticking or roaning, with or without tri color points. The people producing these dogs also generally do not health test. Hips, elbows, hearts, eyes, etc are unknown quantities.
OCOEE English Springer Spaniels
We are located in mid Michigan
Kathy Lorentzen email Kathy
Melanie King email Melanie

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