Welcome to Springflite

The home of healthy & happy dogs

Springflite was established in 1985 by Kevin Dodd & Martin Butler after acquiring our first two Miniature Schnauzers in 1984.

     In 1988 we added our first Giant Schnauzer to our growing family of miniatures, a beautiful puppy bitch from the all time top winning Nenevale kennel of Jenny Harrison-Smith. This puppy went on to be our first champion and it has been in Giants that we’ve had our biggest success and closest association to date.

     Both Kevin and Martin award Challenge Certificates in Giants, and Martin also in Miniatures. Kevin held the post of Chairman of the Giant Schnauzer Club from 1992 to 1998 having previously been a Committee member & Treasurer from 1990 and was also the Treasurer & Membership Secretary of the Portuguese Podengo Club of Great Britain until 2011.

     In 1993 our Schnauzers were joined by two Greyhound bitches from the world famous RP kennel of Ralph & Barbara Parsons. Ralph was generous enough to offer us pick of the litter, if we could pick it! And one of these beautiful girls went on to be easily our top winner to date, delighting us by winning at the very highest level, her beauty & show record stand as a tribute to Ralph & Barbara.

     Having followed the progress of the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno with great interest since their arrival in the UK in 2002, we now share our lives and are totally besotted with six of these wonderful little working hounds.

     We would like to take this opportunity to thank those top breeders for allowing their very best to come to us at Springflite, especially to Jenny Harrison-Smith (Nenevale), and Ralph & Barbara Parsons (RP).

     We regularly travel abroad to watch all our breeds competing at top level to help keep our fingers on the pulse & to keep in mind a global picture of the progress of our chosen breeds worldwide. In this increasingly cosmopolitan world we feel this is more important than ever, plus it’s great fun!

At Home

We are situated in the heart of the Fens and close to the beautiful Norfolk coastline.

     As we always keep a relatively small number of dogs they all live indoors and have free access to an acre garden and orchard and are all run daily across the surrounding fields and also enjoy some fun on the beautiful local beaches. Visitors are always made very welcome.

Enjoy your visit

Rather than give a long list of wins & achievements here, we decided to let the photos and awards speak for themselves. Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoy your tour through our website.

Best Wishes

Kevin & Martin

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