Ch. Wyndswept’s Reflection of Skye CGC
OFA HIPS EXCELLENT OVC ELBOWS NORMAL BAER NORMAL THYROID NORMAL
PLEASE NOTE: WHEN FILLING OUT THE "CONTACTUS" FORM, BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER.I'VE RECEIVED NUMEROUS REQUESTS FOR PUPPY INFORMATION BUT THE EMAIL ADDRESSES HAVE BEEN INCORRECT. i CANNOT CONTACT YOU IF YOU GIVE ME WRONG INFORMATION!
WE ARE PLANNING A NEW LITTER FOR 2013!! CONTACT US!! THE DAM WILL BE OUR NEWLY TITLED CH. DAKOTAH'S WYND IN THE WILLOWS!
CH WYND IN THE WILLOWS (THYROID NORMAL HIPS & ELBOWS PENDING BUT LOOK GREAT!)
My name is Mardi Hockenberry and my husband, Bob, and I fell in love with the English Setter breed when we brought our first two puppies home in 1979 from the late John and Peggy Childs of Button Ball Kennels. We are two of the few people showing today who owned setters that had 5 and 6 generation pedigrees that went back to famous kennels of the past such as Blue Bar and Ship Lake. Our first champion, Button Ball Sky Hi of Dakotah, had Rockfall’s in her pedigree.
Those first brother and sister littermates, Koty and Bristol, taught us all about life with English Setters. Koty was deaf and he taught me how to train with hand signals. Since my parents were very involved with obedience training, I wanted to show my dogs in obedience while Bob wanted to hunt with a bird dog. Back then, dog training methods were rather harsh and the soft nature of those sweet setters would teach me to follow a different path of positive reinforcement training. One can NEVER have a heavy hand with an English Setter! Now I enjoy obedience, agility, conformation and on occasion, Bob likes to take his gun for a walk with our lovely and birdy setters. Because I train as a relaxing hobby on a weekly basis, I need our setters to have a high level of intelligence, a happy working attitude without fear or shyness as well as healthy physical structure and stamina. Therefore, these are priorities when I breed a litter.
We live on a 200 acre farm in the rolling hills of Stone Valley in central Pennsylvania. We breed a litter now and then, concentrating on quality, not quantity. We offer very inexpensive kenneling to our puppy buyers when they need to go on vacations, free grooming and/or training to groom your own puppy and free game bird exposure if you wish to hunt. We welcome anyone who would like to visit, be it for a weekend or just for the day, to see our English Setters and to sit and chat while getting to know our "kids" and/or to reunite with puppies we have bred.
We are members in good standing of:
The English Setter Association of America
Previous National Specialty Raffle Chairperson
Previous National Specialty Hunting Test Chairperson
Brandywine English Setter Club
Previous Various Committee Chair
Previous Host and Chairperson for ESAA Hunting Tests
Current Co-Chair – Nominating Committee
Mt. Nittany Dog Training Club
Previous Obedience Trial Secretary
We abide by the English Setter Association of America Breeder’s Code of Ethics. All of our breeding stock are checked for health clearances.
In return, we ask:
We are located 20 minutes south of Penn State University on Rt 26. When doing a Google Map look for McAlevy's Fort, PA
Bob & Mardi Hockenberry
3761 Powells Road
Petersburg, PA 16669