What our New Families are saying about Gold-Coast Cocker Puppies
Several months ago I was fortunate to meet Jennifer and Randy through a mutual friend and my adventure with Jackson began. I had been considering getting a dog off and on for several years. I have adopted rescue kittens for the past 25 years but felt something else was needed.
I was introduced to Jackson on their front lawn and the love affair commenced. Throughout the process and beyond Jennifer and Randy have been tremendously supportive, instructive and caring. They don't just "sell" you a dog. They give you a member of their family and in doing so, invite you to become a member of their extended family. Now, I am lucky to live in the same town as they do and thus have access to their expertise on a continuing basis which they give freely and happily. Jackson and I have visited regularly and they delight in having continuing contact with him.
Jackson is a happy, energetic and handsome puppy full of piss and vinegar. He is healthy and a delight to be around. I became an instant hit with my neighbors as we took our walks around my complex. He greets everyone with joy and significant enthusiasm. Before the onset of the current restrictions, he would accompany me to the pub in the afternoons and thoroughly enjoy interacting with my fellow patrons. He torments the cat with love and a rambunctious desire to play. She is gradually getting used to him and now actually seeks him out on occasion.
Jennifer is a dedicated breeder who cares for her charges with love and compassion which is immediately evident upon meeting her. You couldn't find a better person to guide you through the acquisition process. She readily stands behind her animals and will assist you in any way she can. You couldn't do better!
Dear Jen, I want you and everyone else that wants a cocker spaniel to read this. You know how much I love all of my babies, having said that I have 3 from 3 different breeders . I have come to realize, it not just the breeding ( it plays a big part).. but the breeder! Tessa/ our Stevie is the best cocker we’ve ever had! She is pure JOY!.. we spend so much time just watching her! I am so very thankful I have my / your baby in my life! If I ever get another puppa ..it will be one of yours. A million times thank you, I needed her far more than she needed me! I love her so much! Thank you for trusting me with your baby! ..
I lost my 12 year old cocker spaniel last February 2020, in what turned out to be the worst year for a lot of us. He was a purebred cocker, but by no means a well bred dog, but I loved him just the same, I knew I wanted another cocker spaniel, but this time I wanted a well bred purebred cocker spaniel, so I set out to do my research. My sister put me in touch with Jennifer and Randy and I began following her on Facebook and fell in love with her dogs. Her crew is a blast to watch and they are hands down the most beautiful parti cockers I have seen. I was instantly in love with them. My last cocker was a buff parti and I knew I wanted a parti, but this one needed to be totally different than my last. When I lost my beloved Rocky after 12 years, my sister got in touch with Jennifer and told her my story and then officially introduced me to her as well. We began talking and getting to know each other and she told me was set to have a female (my puppy mommy Amber) come into heat soon and told me if I was sure I wanted a puppy, that she would proceed with the breeding. I instantly said yes, not knowing how I would actually feel as time progressed, but it turned out to be an absolute blessing. It gave me something to look forward to and focus on after losing my baby and definitely helped my heart heal.
Amber was bred in April or May of 2020 I believe and it was so amazing to watch everything unfold and seeing the dogs on Jen's FB live let me watch Amber's belly grow and it was so fun knowing my baby was in there, but that I had no idea what he would look like. I got my last cocker when he was 5 months old, so I never got to see the brand new baby phase. I watched daily/weekly as momma got fatter and fatter and then delivery day came!
I will never forget the day my little guy was born, it was Friday July 3rd and I was working with my sister that day, we watched as Jen and Randy posted pictures and updated me via text as each baby was born, they are so hands on with their dogs and are there each and every step of the way with their puppies and mom dogs.They welp the mom dog in their bedroom so she is always close by and they can monitor her as well as help her nurse the babies every 2-3 hours the first week or so. My little guy was the second puppy born and I knew instantly without seeing any other boy puppies that he was going to be mine, see I had the first pick of the puppies in the litter and I knew I wanted a little boy. When I saw his tiny little face, I was in love from that first moment. I remember Jen telling me I don't have to make my choice that early, she said take some time and watch the babies grow and then make my choice, but I knew! I told her Sunday evening, two days later that little red collar boy was now going to be my Ziggy! I knew he was meant to be mine because as I was preparing for his arrival, I started buying things for him and everything I picked out for him (collar, leash, harness) was red, and he ended up with the little red Velcro collar she puts on the babies when they are born to tell them apart. Ziggy was part of a litter of 6 puppies- 4 boys and 2 girls and from that day on the puppy adventure officially began, Ziggy was here and he had a name.
I watched him grow and hit milestones daily/weekly, like his first steps, his eyes opening, his first puppy mush meal and play time. Jen and Randy love these babies like they are their own and they have their own place in the bedroom with mom until they are old/big enough to get moved out into the family room with the rest of the crew in their own pen. They treat these babies with such love and care and do so many things to ensure they are socialized and aware of their surroundings by exposing them to various loud noises, music, TV etc so they are happy well adjusted puppies when they are ready to venture into their forever homes. I cannot adequately put into words how grateful I am to have come to know Jennifer and Randy as not only responsible cocker spaniel breeders who truly care of the betterment of this breed, but now consider them family.
Ziggy was bought with every intention of just coming to live with me and living out his days as my companion and spoiled and loved beyond words pet, but the universe had other plans for us and this special little guy! I attended my first dog show in September 2020 a month after I brought Ziggy home to watch Jennifer show several of her dogs, and Ziggy came with me to see Mimi and Poppop and hang out, and our adventure into the show ring began to take shape!
Jen told me he had show potential (as most all of her puppies do) and had some very dear friends evaluate him who fell in love with him and his personality instantly. We all had a very serious conversation about what this change in direction would entail and what next steps would be. I was very intrigued by the idea and was so excited to know that everyone saw so much potential in this special little guy. So off we went to explore the show world and begin his training. I have been introduced to so many amazing new friends in this show dog world and Jennifer and Randy continue to be very dear friends who are now considered family as well as mentors. They love watching Ziggy in the show ring just as much as I do, and I imagine the pride they feel is amazing as they watch their dogs excel. Ziggy is well on his way to becoming a Champion and beyond. I love the time we get to spend together training and grooming and its just another avenue to build on our bond, and he is a natural in the ring.
Jennifer and Randy are dedicated caring breeders, who do this for the love of the breed, and that is clearly evident when you meet them and see their ever expanding crew, several of which she bred. If your looking for breeder who will guide you through the process of acquiring a well bred purebred cocker spaniel, I cannot recommend them enough. Her knowledge and expertise on how to care for these little balls of love and energy is immeasurable and you will be welcomed into the Gold Coast family forever!
Love Jennifer and Ziggy Stardust!