Our top priority is placing the right gundog with the right person or family
Of combined experience hunting, handling, training
We guarantee all of our dogs to be free from congenital defects and disease, free from parasite infestation at time of sale, and selectively bred to preserve true breed-type, ability, and temperament. This guarantee is backed by the following health test performed on all dogs sold:
OFA Hips & Elbows
Screenings for Hip and Elbow Dysplasia are performed by a veterinarian with x-rays sent to OFA for grading and certification
OFA Eye Certification Registry
OFA (Orthopedic Foundations for Animals) Eye Certification examinations are screening exams performed by board certified veterinary ophthalmologists. A dog that is registered by OFA ERC has been examined and found to unaffected by major heritable eye disease. The screening and examinations are performed annually as many ocular diseases may not appear until late in life.
The combination of annual screening eye exams and DNA genetic testing to help rule out heritable disease, shows our commitment to ensuring the quality of dogs we produce as well as our integrity to the breed. All breeding dogs are screened each year with the genetic testing being valid for life. Every puppy or dog sold has a valid eye certification exam and paperwork at the time of sale.
Orvis Endorsed English Cocker Spaniel Breeder
Sunsage Sporting Dogs is proud to have been selected as an Endorsed Dog Breeder by The Orvis Company. This honor demonstrates the quality of the dogs produced by Scott and Tyla Kuhn at Sunsage. However, the best way to explain what this endorsement means is through the words of Perk Perkins – CEO at The Orvis Company:
“The Orvis-Endorsed Hunting Dog Breeding Program makes your search for the right dog for hunting and companionship as easy as possible. With so many gun dog breeders out there, it takes a lot of research and knowledge to find one that you can trust to deliver the dog you’ll be spending years with, in and out of the field. Well, we’ve done the research for you. We set very high criteria to find the best of the best bird dog breeders, true professionals, acutely mindful of the drastic genetic variation in a breed, and who breed for certain characteristics over many generations. We’ve picked the best and the most reliable of these breeders. Each breeder agreed to uphold our customer-first approach: They guarantee your satisfaction with their dogs. Whether you want your dog strictly for hunting or for a good companion at home, you will find the breeder right for you.”