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began in the mid 1970's, when Susan and Gary Riese purchased their first Welsh Springer Spaniel. Since then, the breed has become a passion for the entire family. Statesman is currently the result of a combined breeding effort between the Riese and Bassel families (who live only 3 miles apart in Bremen, Georgia ~ USA). It truly is a family affair and a labor of love.

Our main goal is producing happy, healthy family companions. Statesman is known for being one of the most open kennels with health information, and we are proud of this reputation. For us, health and temperament are the main priorities. We post ALL known health information on Statesman dogs and puppies on our website. We feel that openly sharing health information is the best way to reduce the occurrence of health problems in our breed.

Statesman has produced many show champions including Westminster Kennel Club winners, National Specialty winners, Regional Specialty winners, group winners, and a Best in Show winner. We are also one of the few breeders who continue to work our dogs in the field, either for pleasure hunting or at AKC hunting tests. Although we are very proud of these accomplishments, we are MOST pleased that Statesman puppies make wonderful family companions.

Click HERE to see our 2014 litter plans.

Future Litter Plans

We have multiple litters planned for 2014. Please contact us for details.

If you are interested in a puppy from one of these litters, please complete a Puppy Questionnaire and email it to meghenbassel@gmail.com



We are proud to be an approved breeder under the AKC Breeder of Merit program!

  Click HERE to view a list of titled Statesman dogs