ABOUT OTM KENNEL
OTM Kennel is currently located in the rolling hills of beautiful Advance, North Carolina. We are a low volume kennel that produces one to three litters a year. We believe that the low volume approach allows us to correctly socialize the puppies that is required for a quality litter. All bred dogs are tested with the Boykin Spaniel Society recommended health tests. Although this is a requirement to be a Gold-level breeder, we have been doing this all along.
OTM Kennel carefully selects the breeding pairs with the goal of producing healthy, smart, and biddable dogs that improve the breed. By the time our puppies leave our kennel, they will have retrieved a small bumper, retrieved a quail or pheasant wing, have been introduced to a crate, and if weather permits, they will have been swimming. The result is a well-socialized puppy who leaves eager to learn. Because we only produce puppies that we would like to keep, we only sell puppies to hunting or hunt test families.
Contact us if you are interested in an OTM puppy or if you want to talk about Boykin spaniels in general.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Since we are not a high-volume breeder, we do not maintain a perpetual waiting list of new puppy requests. Each litter stands on its own and gets a new list.
After we get a confirmed pregnancy with ultrasound, we will announce the breeding on social media and our website. At that point, we will start collecting information from those who want to purchase an OTM puppy. After the litter is whelped and I have confirmed that the puppies are thriving, our team will start interviewing candidates for puppies. By 4 weeks, we will have notified those who are selected. Our goal is to place each puppy in the best family and situation as possible.
DO YOU SELL PUPPIES TO NON-HUNTING FAMILIES?
We spend tremendous energy selecting breeding pairs that will excel in the field as well as in the home. Therefore, due to our careful selection process our goal is to place our puppies with hunting or hunt test families. Boykin spaniels are working dogs, and they require the kind of exercise that training for hunting or hunt tests provides. In rare circumstances, we will place a puppy with a non-hunting/hunt test family.
HOW MANY LITTERS DO YOU HAVE EACH YEAR?
We are a low volume breeder and only produce 1-3 litters per year.
IS OTM A TRAINING FACILITY?
No, but we can help you select a good full-time trainer.
WILL MY PUPPY BE REGISTERED WITH THE BOYKIN SPANIEL SOCIETY?
All litters will be registered with the BSS, AKC, and UKC. We require that these puppies are registered by their new owner with the Boykin Spaniel Society.
WHAT IS LIMITED PRIVILEGE REGISTRATION?
All puppies will be sold with a BSS Limited Privilege (LP) registration in order to preserve the health of the line. Having an LP registration allows the dog to participate in all BSS events but will not allow that dog to register future litters. In order to lift the LP from a dog’s registration, we require that all current BSS-suggested health checks are performed on the dog with passing scores. When we receive evidence of the health results, we will request and sign the documentation from the BSS to change the registration to the full registration.
WHAT IS A BSS GOLD-LEVEL BREEDER?
A gold-level breeder agrees to certain health and selective breeding requirements as well as code of ethics rules. The difference between a gold and silver is that a gold-level breeder has at least one breeder who has achieved a field title.
Click here for more information about the BSS breeder program.
DO WE SHIP PUPPIES?
No. We do not allow our puppies to be shipped. There is too much that can go wrong.
Each new puppy owner must pick up their puppy in person.
Medium in size, sturdy, docked tails with long spaniel ears
Coats: short to medium in leangth, straight to moderately wavy & has light feathering on the ears, legs, feet, chest and underbelly. Color: ranges from rich liver to dark chocolate.
Height: 15-18 inches
Boykin Spaniels are first & foremost a hunting dog with proven retrieving & flushing abilities characterized by boundless enthusiasm & endurance, moderate speed & agility. Boykin spaniels make the transition from hunting companion to family pet easily. They are highly intelligent & possess a great desire to PLEASE making the Boykin easy to train. This breed is full of enthusiasm for hunting and is suited for an active family. The compact size allows a family on the go to include their Boykin on many outings. The breed has boundless energy & requires exercise. They are good swimmers, taking to water easily. The Boykin spaniel is valued for their water retrieving as well as field flushing & retrieving. They are outgoing toward people and children & loyal companions in the home & field.
For more information visit The Boykin Spaniel Society