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Welcome to Statesman Spaniels

A preservation breeder of Welsh Springer Spaniels since 1979


Sire:  Grand Champion Redstone's Just Had To Be Me CD, PCD, BN, RE, FDC, BCAT, ACT2, THDN, RATS,TKN CHIC "Valor"


Dam:  Statesman's Ferencz RN CHIC 
"Feren" will be bred in summer 2024

For More Information Contact Susan Riese at

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to there already being eight reservations for a puppy from the above Feren breeding, the following breedings with Statesman dams/mothers will take place in the summer of 2024.   Please contact the breeders below if you are interested.

Stuart Taylor, BC Canada

Ron and Bobbie Gratz, Ohio USA

Statesman moved to Thomson, Georgia in May of 2023.     Susan plans to continue breeding one to two litters per year.  She is training both Darwin and Feren in field work and rally.   


Susan brings her educational background of biology major/chemistry minor with masters and specialist postgraduate degrees in science education to her breeding program.   She has also taken many courses/seminars over the years covering genetics and structure which add to her ability to make sound decisions about her breeding program.  Her continuing education in each of the sixteen sporting breeds that she judged gave insight into each breed.  Those insights continue to help her breeding decisions to preserve Welsh springer spaniels.


Being retired allows her to devote much of her time to the dogs including training and raising puppies.   Over the years, Susan has done extensive importing and exporting to/from England, Wales, Sweden, Finland, and Norway to help expand the gene pool and bring desired traits into her breeding program.  She has bred over one hundred American Kennel Club (AKC) champions including Westminster Kennel Club winners, WSSCA national specialty winners, winners at the Crufts Dog Show (the Westminster of Great Britain), and all-breed best in show winners.


Susan is also one of the few breeders who continues to work her dogs in the field.   Darwin has received qualifying Junior Hunter legs in both Illinois and Kentucky.  Several Statesman-bred Welsh have been very successful not only at hunting tests, but in other performance events including obedience, rally, barn hunt, trick dog and more.  Although she is very proud of these accomplishments, her main desire is to breed Welsh springer spaniels that are wonderful family companions. 

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