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The best dog of all breeds in Brazil in 2016!

Winner of over 50 Best in Shows!
He looks like a painting!


Dedication and Love to Breed.

Sônia Santiago

I had started with Funny (Welcome Funny Girl), she was a gift from my husband. She had come from Sonia Peixoto, owner of the Golden Gate's kennel, who was my mentor and helped me so much in the beginning of my breeding program.

Funny had caught my heart, and so I had fallen in love with the breed and it was when my passion had begun.

I had devoted myself to breeding top quality healthy Cocker Spaniels, that are true to the standard, and that can compete side by side with the best dogs of the world.

The name Silver Pine appeared as an inspiration from my beautiful yard, that has some shades of grey in the tips of the pines, in a certain time of the year.

Cocker Spaniels had become part of my life for over 40 years!

I Am a life member of the American Spaniel Club, ASC.


The Silver Pine Kennel is very proud to celebrate 42 years of success in breeding Cocker Spaniels, always keeping an eye for the betterment of the breed.

We had bred and owned many Best in Show Brazilian Champions, and almost all of our dogs had been also finished in the United States.

The most important of them all was surely our Dreamer (Multi BIS Am.Ch. Inter.Ch. Gr.Nat.Win. Brz.Gr.Ch. Brz.Ch. Ch.of Am. Silver Pine California Dream), that had won 32 Best in Shows in Brazil. And in the United States, he had won multiple Best of Groups and Specialty shows. Dreamer had produced many Brazilian and American champions.

Kirby (Multi BIS Wrl.Ch. Am.Ch. Inter.Ch. Gr.Nat.Win. Pan.Ch. Brz.Gr.Ch. Brz.Ch. Beaujolais Minnesota Magic) was one of his sons, that had won two times Best of Variety at the American Spaniel Club, the biggest Specialty show in the world. And he had become the Top Dog of Brazil in 1993.

In 2001, we had suffered the terrible loss of our handler and dearest friend Flávio Werneck. But we had continued to show our dogs selectively with the talented handler Daniel Beloff.

Nowadays, we own many champions in our kennel, but we are going to mention some of those already gone:

Dylan (Multi BIS Am.Ch. Inter.Ch. Pan.Ch. Brz.Gr.Ch. Brz.Ch. Silver Pine White Gold), that was another great producer, had finished his American title with three 4 Points Majors and had placed Third in a huge Specialty class at the American Spaniel Club. He had won 6 Best in Shows in Brazil, and he was the Top Cocker Spaniel of 2004 (Ranking CBKC and Dog Show) and also Top Dog of the Group 8 (Ranking Dog Show). Dylan had won Best of Breed and Best of Group at the Rio de Janeiro World Dog Show circuit. After a while in the United States, he had produced many champions, who also had produced champions. His daughters Danny (Inter.Ch. Brz.Gr.Ch. Brz.Ch. Silver Pine Midnight Angel) and Brooke (Jr.Ch. Brz.Ch. Silver Pine I'm The Only One), had also won a lot in Brazil.

In 2006, we had won the Brazilian Ranking with the famous Donald (Multi BIS Wrl.Ch. Am.Ch. Inter.Ch. Ams.& Cbe.Ch. Arg.Ch. Gr.Nat.Win. Pan.Ch. Brz.Gr.Ch. Brz.Ch. Kenwood's The Apprentice), a wonderful dog who was a gift from Dennis Doyle. Donald had proven to be a great producer and had given us many Best in Show Brazilian and American Champions; in Brazil, Chip (Inter.Ch. Pan.Ch. Brz.Gr.Ch. Brz.Ch. Good Advice's High Technology) and the famous Calvin (Multi BIS Am.Ch. Inter.Ch. Gr.Nat.Win. Pan.Ch. Brz.Gr.Ch. Brz.Ch. Jr.Ch. Puppy Ch. Silver Pine Beyond Obsession), that had won Best Selected Dog at the big Specialty Show of The American Spaniel Club, in January 2011 and Award of Merit at the same show in 2012.

Calvin had left in the United States many champions, who also had produced champions. In Brazil, he had sired Teddy (Multi BIS Am.Ch. Inter.Ch. Gr.Nat.Win. Pan.Ch. Brz.Gr.Ch. Brz.Ch. Jr.Ch. Silver Pine Just Gorgeous), a wonderful typey dog with a pretty head, that had become the #7 Dog and the Top Dog of the Group 8 in 2014.

In 2015, Justin (Multi BIS Inter.Ch. Gr.Nat.Win. Pan.Ch. Brz.Gr.Ch. Brz.Ch. Jr.Ch. Puppy Ch. Silver Pine Black is Beautiful) had stood out, he is another son of Calvin out of our gorgeous black import from the Silverhall kennel called Shinola (Am.Ch. Vem.Ch. Col.Ch. Silverhall Shinola). He was the #7 Dog of All Breeds in Brazil, Top Dog of the Group 8 and Best Cocker Spaniel in 2015. And in 2016 he had become the #1 Dog All Breeds in Brazil, with over 50 All Breeds Best in Shows! We had heard often: "He looks like a painting! Justin is co-owned by me and Vanessa Morais.

This year we are preparing a son of Chip, a beautiful dog called Chad (Am.Ch. Silver Pine Techno Logic). Soon he will be going to the United States, and will be at stud with my friend Dennis Doyle.

We had had a visitor Janya (Am.Ch. April's Justice League), that was bred to Justin and gave us three beautiful puppies. A black and tan girl, a buff boy and a black boy.

The Silver Pine kennel is a member of the Kennel Clube da Grande Belo Horizonte (KCGBH), from CBKC / FCI.




Our Cockers

Our Boys
Our Girls
In Memory
    • Chad
    • Justin
    • Murphy
    • Janya
    • Vicky
    • BeeBee
    • Shinola
    • Oprah
    • Teddy
    • Donald
    • Brooke
    • Calvin
    • Danny
    • Cindy
    • Johnny
    • Tyler
    • Dreamer
    • Kate

Breed Standard

Learn more about your American Cocker Spaniel.

Breed Standard (AKC)

American Cocker Breed Standard, American Kennel Club (AKC).
Full version. Download PDF file.
Short version. Download PDF file.

Breed History

American Cocker Spaniel Breed History. Download PDF file.


We have litters occasionally, as we do not breed for profit. We follow all the characteristics of the Standard of the breed.

We give great importance to the health of our dogs, so they are all tested genetically. And by doing so, we try to avoid that their puppies will develop hereditary sickness, like the PRA ((Progressive Retinal Atrophy) and FN (Familial nephropathy). Our producers also have their hips checked for Dysplasia.

Our puppies are delivered with Id microchip, dewormed, vaccinated, and with the CBKC/FCI pedigree.

Meet Our Puppies.

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Get in Touch with Us

274 Copérnico st, São Bento
Belo Horizonte, MG 30360-210
+ 55 (31) 3344-8129