"Nitro" at 49 lbs is a calm, eager to please talented young spaniel. He has 2 wins and 10 other placements in his young field trial career.
• Hips OFA prelim "Excellent"
• Eyes RD "Clear"
Springville Imperial Bowfire
Bowfire has a win and multiple placements in Canadian and USA Field Trials. At 8 years of age he is retired and our housepet. We use him occasionally for waterfowl work and he is our main stud in our program.
Coldwater Straight Forward
"Ziggy" shown at 20 months of age. She was born to run, obedient, hope to steady and run her in 2018 field trials.
We are proud of Springville Springers' accomplishments. We believe our record demonstrates a dedication to the breed and the consistency of the quality of our spaniels. We put tremendous time, energy and expense into our breeding program and the results, we believe, are self-evident.
One out of three of our clients are repeat customers. Some of our clients are enjoying their third or fourth spaniel from our breeding program. While all of our clients want a pleasant housepet, isn't it nice to know that our spaniels have the intelligence, attitude and learning ability to take on new challenges. Every single dog listed below was also either our housepet or somebody else's best friend and companion dog in their home.
For the Record ...
1972 Katy #1 Pup Canada, 3rd CNFC
1973 Tara #1 Pup Canada
1974 THE TOP WINNING KENNEL CANADA
Bea #1 Pup Canada
Tara #1 Open Dog Canada & CFC, 1st CNFC
1975 THE TOP WINNING KENNEL CANADA
Buttons #1 Pup Canada, Drake CM in CNFC
Tara #1 Open Dog Canada, #3 USA, became AFC, 3rd CNFC
1976 THE TOP WINNING KENNEL CANADA
Happy #1 Pup Canada, youngest dog to ever become CFC at 11 months
Drake became CFC
Tara #2 Open Dog Canada, 1st CNFC
1977 THE TOP WINNING KENNEL CANADA
Dbl National Champion Tara retired as the top winning dog of all time
On February 12, 2005 Dbl National Champion Tara VI was inducted into the North American Bird Dog Hall of Fame in Grand Junction, Tennessee, USA (see photo below)
Happy #1 Open Dog Canada, 4th CNFC
1978 THE TOP WINNING KENNEL CANADA
Skeeter #1 Pup Canada
Happy #1 Open Dog Canada, became AFC
1979 THE TOP WINNING KENNEL CANADA
Babe #1 Pup Canada & USA
Happy #1 Open Dog USA, #2 Dog Canada, became FC, 3rd CNFC
1980 THE TOP WINNING KENNEL CANADA
Virginia #1 Pup Canada
Happy #1 Open Dog Canada
1981 THE TOP WINNING KENNEL CANADA
Happy #1 Open Dog Canada, 2nd CNFC
1982 THE TOP WINNING KENNEL CANADA
Jessie #1 Pup Canada
Happy #2 Open Dog Canada, retired as the #1 Open Dog of all time North America
with 77 placements (26 wins - 212 points)
1983 Jessie became a CFC, #3 Open Dog Canada
1984 THE TOP WINNING KENNEL CANADA
Samson #1 Open Dog Canada (single season record wins)
1987 THE TOP WINNING KENNEL CANADA
Mulberry became CFC, #3 Open Dog Canada
1988 THE TOP WINNING KENNEL CANADA
Patti #1 Pup Canada CFC
Jake #2 Open Dog Canada
1989 THE TOP WINNING KENNEL CANADA
Breeze #1 Pup Canada
Patti #3 Open Dog Canada & became CFC
1990 THE TOP WINNING KENNEL IN CANADA
BJ #1 Pup Canada
1992 Swinger #1 Pup Canada
Krispy became CFC
1993 THE TOP WINNING KENNEL CANADA
Krispy #1 Open Dog Canada
Swinger #2 Open Dog Canada/became CFC
1994 Krispy #2 Open Dog Canada
1995 Swinger #3 Open Dog Canada
1996/97 Did not compete - built our present home
1998 THE TOP WINNING KENNEL CANADA
1999 Numerous wins and placements
2000 Number 3 hi-point pup, plus young spaniels from nine separate litters placed Canada.
2001 CFC Sweeper, the #1 Dog Canada
2002 Tally became CFC plus 24 open and pup placements.
Sweeper #1 Open Dog Ontario
2003 ShowMe, Frisky and Sweeper multiple placements
2004 Multiple placements with Frisky, Sam, Rider and ShowMe
2005 Dbl National Champion Tara VI inducted into the North American Bird Dog Hall of Fame in Grand Junction, Tennessee, USA (February 12, 2005 - see photo below)
2006 Multiple wins in puppy stake with Letty and Wonder plus all age placements Letty.
2007 Multiple wins and placements in Canada & USA with Keno, Chaps and K.D.
2008 KD Lang (9 wins, 16 other placements) is the hi-point pup in North America - 43 pts Canada, 24 pts USA.
2009 & 2010 Multiple wins & placements in Canada & USA with Emmylou, Maddy & Lotty.
2011 Lotty (6 wins 13 other placements in Canada & USA) is #1 pup Canada, #3 pup USA, #1 pup North America. Maddy, Bowfire and Swinger with a total of 16 wins and placements Canada & USA
2012 to 2016 Multiple placements for Bowfire and Rave in Canada and USA. Spending much more time hunting with grandson Zaine (see below).
2017 Revived our interest in field trial competition and thanks to Shane Cresswell's recommendation acquired a young male from him, Starbury Superspeed. "Nitro" at 13 months of age has begun his career with 2 wins and six other placements in 8 events
2018 Nitro with 12 wins and placements in puppy stakes; will compete in Open All Age events this fall. Also looking forward to competing with Ziggy and Bala in puppy stakes.
Balla at 13 months is a marvellous young birdy spaniel and hoping to steady her and run her in field competitions 2018.
TARA VI (1972-1985)
Dbl National Champion (1974 and 1976) Cdn Field Champion and Amateur Field Champion Tara VI (1972-1985) was inducted into the North American Bird Dog Hall of Fame in Grand Junction, Tenn. USA
Blackriver's Ricky Ricardos
Ricky at 5 months of age (April, 2018)
Sire: NFC NAFC CNFC CNAFC Blackriver's Tanner
Dam: Rytex Ricardos
Frank and Bonnie O'Grady
P.O. Box 221, 495 County Road 21, Millbrook, Ontario, Canada L0A 1G0 Phone: (705) 932-5577
The 2015-2017 hunting seasons are special with grandson Zaine.
Frank with fellow field trialers and judges at October 2017 Sudbury field trial. Nitro (see inset photo) has 2 wins and 6 placements in the first 8 pup competitions.