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MANORROY SPRINGBATTS 

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Sally

3:19 PM on October 16, 2018 

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We are so excited our beautiful 2 year old Springbatt Honey, who is Lionel’s sister, has made the final of Scruffts Prettiest Bitch at the Discovery Dog event. We have 2 Springbatts, Honey, and Clyde who is 1 year old and was from Lionel’s first litter. They both have very different characters with Honey being calm and can walk and run for hours and Clyde who is cheeky and acts like a naughty little brother and taking all the toys and really can’t be bothered to go for a walk and if does will have a sit down and not move until he is ready. But we wouldn’t change either of them and anyone who meets them loves them.

Simon

8:23 AM on September 21, 2018 

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Just thought I?d share that we sadly lost our dog Harry on the 19/09/2018. We got him from Simon in December 2003. His birthday was the 10th of October so he would of been fifteen in three weeks. Until just a few weeks ago he was fit as a fiddle still bolting around the garden etc!He was a loving amazing companion always at my side and what a character he will never be forgotten to all who knew him and met him R.I.P Harry.

2:48 PM on January 11, 2015 

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Collected our little Nora Batty last Saturday, she is utterly amazing. Our JRT adores her, we have her house trained already and she has learnt Sit , such a quick learner. Beautiful dogs and I am sure we will one day end up another! Thank you Pam and Simon :)

8:58 AM on April 18, 2013 

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My little boy just turned two and he's the bestest dog in the world EVER. Fact. Thanks, Pam, for all your support over the years and for our gorgeous, friendly, round-hound-heffalump. He loves cuddles on the couch, but he will also run for hours with us through the moor, climb tors and hoover up rabbit poo... He loves everybody and everybody loves him - not an agressive fibre in his whole body. Oh, and his paws smell of biscuits - as I said, simply the best :)

5:44 AM on March 24, 2013 

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If looking for an adorable puppy get a Springbat I promise you will not regret this decision. They love to please very easy to train and bring laughter back into your life. Our Bumble is much admire by all who meet him.

5:53 PM on March 23, 2013 

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I sadly lost my last Basset 4 years ago, I have had 5 in total. Love their sweet nature and cheeky character. I was finally in a position to have another dog so naturally started to look at Bassets when I came across Manorroy Springbatts. I had had numerous health issues with my girls so thought a Springbatt would be a better healthier option.. I loved the look and the sound of their temperant. I am now the very proud owner of my own Springbatt Rodney.. He has the looks of a Basset ( but not as heavy set) and he is Black and White :-) He is such a happy chap, very quick to learn, more energy, great character, kind natured and incredibly loving. Loves his walks, great with people and other dogs and loves a cuddle. We are delighted with him and are very grateful for all of Pams on going support and advice..

1:49 PM on April 4, 2012 

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We decided to get a family dog as our daughter was petrified of dogs and the best solution seemed to be to get a puppy. Our search led us to this site where we found our lovely Sophie in 2010. She is a great dog, gentle and loving with the children and lots of fun. We were so pleased with her we have just got a companion for her Lulu. They are such a brilliant breed of dog especially for people who have never owned a dog before! Pam and Simon obviously love their dogs and have been supportive afterwards via the Facebook site.

3:07 PM on June 11, 2011 

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I just wanted to say that I absolutely adore our new addition (Luna). She's now 6 month's old and has fit in a treat. Her Big brother Anvil loves having another Springbatt to play with and I can't imagine our life without either of them in it. Thank's so much for our fantastic dog's :)

Rachel

4:34 PM on August 24, 2010 

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I have been lucky enough to spend the day with a springbatt they are far from muts. They are lovely stunning and healthy. I would love to own one.

Kate Fowler

6:28 AM on May 31, 2010 

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Sorry to barge in but I have just been looking at your lovely website and your beautiful and very well loved dogs!! I cannot for one second fathom why anyone would come on and post such a ridiculous comment as our friend Kim!! At the end of the day, in my humble opinion a well bred, well cared for puppy is worth so much more than money!! What is £800 when you consider you are getting at least 12 years of love, loyalty and affection??!! People spend tens of thousands on weddings and get a lot less in return!! I am delighted to see such a beautiful cross and as an avid springer enthusiast have always admired the bassets but couldn't get past all the terrible health implications that came with them. Now I see there is a gorgeous solution in these springbatts :o) At the end of the day KIM if you knew anything you would know that all breeds came from crossing different types in the first place, otherwise we would have a load of wolves and foxy things running around!! Clearly the new owners of these delightful pets are more than happy so give yourself a slap, go outside and have a word with yourself cos you are obviously the only idiot here!!

Natalie Wheeler

1:45 AM on April 22, 2010 

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I am outraged to read Kim's message and very upset by it. You clearly have no idea what you are talking about and if you were a dog/animal lover you would not have said the things that you did. Please don't post inappropriate tittle tattle. You are very much out numbered here and we are not, as you so eloquently put it, idiots! Our dogs are amazing, affectionate animals with huge character - minus the health problems! I would have paid double for our springbatt without hesitation.....she is the most loving, friendly, comical dog you could ever wish for and I pity you that you will never know that sort of companionship.

jade&terry

8:30 AM on March 20, 2010 

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hi we have just brought a puppy springbatt 8weeks old would like to find out more about the breed and what people do with them as this is are first springabatt thanks

anonymous

8:12 AM on March 9, 2010 

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hi.. im new to this site as we have just today picked up paddy which looking at the photos on here is a springbatt which we never new existed... paddy is 2 and been rehomed due to previous owners having house fire..we wonder were hes from..??? you would think hes been here for years not hours..made himself at home with tess our springer.. Gary...

6:11 PM on January 21, 2010 

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Kim you do not know what you are talking about! I was told not to buy my puppy -" it was an expensive mongrel" - I'm so glad I didn't listen!!!!! My dog, now just 2yrs old,"is the most adorable, loving, brilliant with the children and other dogs" dog I have ever seen and i was not a dog person! £800? If I had the money i would pay £8000 for a dog like mine so get a life and get off here! Helen Sandland, owner of Sandy, Moffatt and Hektors offspring

4:59 PM on January 14, 2010 

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I would like to add further testimonial about my friend Bindi. I dont really care much about pedigree or KC registering my dog. I'm the kind of idiot that wanted a gentle, friendly family pet that would be a companion to my little girl and an extension of my family. I did my research and found Springbatts. Best £800 I ever spent. She is a loyal, loving, happy go lucky dog who is happy around people and other dogs alike. If you are considering buying one of these affectionate family pets take it from me, you will not regret it. I love my mutt me!!

Jon & Julie Ramm

5:43 PM on November 23, 2009 

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We have now had two Girl Springbatts from Manorroy (Willow is now 6 months and Missy 2 and a half). We are a young family with a 14 month old son and I would totally recommend this breed of dog. They will happily run and play all day but are also quite happy to doze and cuddle up on the safa. Infact as I type this Willow is curled up next to me on the sofa snoring. Both dogs love to interact with our son, rushing to check he is ok should he cry out or to play fetch with him. Indeed during the summer it was a sight to behold seeing him come down his baby slide followed by both dogs. These dogs make for an ideal family pet and we would recommend them to anyone without hesitation. Thank you Manorroy (Simon & Pam) We love our little girls x

Sarah Montgomery

5:55 PM on November 22, 2009 

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Kim, You clearly haven't got a springbatt and obviously don't want one so your comments have no place here. You'll never know the love that these creatures can bring to your life so I think you should move on and find some happiness.

Pam

5:54 PM on November 22, 2009 

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And further more, there are plenty of springbatts registered at vets and many vets that have seen them, think what a good cross they are for reducing health and temperament problems in the original breeds.

Pam

5:52 PM on November 22, 2009 

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We could in the distant future if we wished to, register them as a new breed with the KC as we have the pedigrees going back over many generations, but why would we wish to do that when people would then be producing dogs from a small gene pool causing health problems as happens with many of the pedigree breeds. You are right, health tests are not as necessary with so called "MUTTS" because again, THEY DO NOT HAVE THE INBRED BREED RELATED PROBLEMS that pedigrees have. I am not commenting any further on this subject as this is a happy friendly website for people that like " Mutts" and if you dont like what we are doing, stop looking at the website !! Any further comments will be removed. Springbatt owners make their own minds up about whether to buy a dog , no-one forces them.

Kim

5:02 PM on November 22, 2009 

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No I don't like proper bassetts. I agree that they are just a bunch of health problems. What I have an issue with is breeders of mutts such as your beloved "springbatts" charging a stupid amount of money for them! I don't know how they justify it! You'd pay less for a pedigree!!! What does all this money go towards? Testing the parents?? Oh yeah no because they don't have tests for mutts. OK what about registering the pups with the kennel club? Oh no hang on, you can't do that with mutts either! Hmmm ok lining the pockets of the breeder then who is clearly laughing at all the stupid people buying these mongrels! Complete joke! I'd love to see you trying to register a springbatt at the vets. Another "designer" crossbreed and idiot owner!

Karen Murdoch

8:40 AM on November 20, 2009 

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Ahhhhhh Lovely.....You must be one of these weirdo's who love the Exaggerated Basset....More Wrinkly the better? Skin Falling all over the eyes? Legs all nice and bent? Ear's trailing all over the floor? I bet you love that?!!! Or do you just like your dogs inbred and deformed??? Have you actually ever seen a springbatt? You have NO clue what you are talking about....�800??? Yeah?......I'D HAVE PAID DOUBLE!!!!!!.... The only IDIOT here KIM......would seem to be you!

Paula

6:26 PM on November 19, 2009 

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.Well I suppose you are entitiled to your opinion, Im sure the other owners wouldnt agree with you though.

Kim

5:04 PM on November 19, 2009 

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�800 for a crossbreed!!! All these people are idiots!

Karen Murdoch

5:05 PM on September 29, 2009 

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Hi Pam, I just wanted to say thank you for the advice you gave me the other week regarding Anvil's adolescent stage through the summer....it has worked a treat! As a first time dog owner it's great knowing that even after nearly 2 and a half years you're at the other end of the phone or in my case Computer, to help with any problems I may have.....Thanks :) By the way....really looking forward to getting my calenders! Lol :)

Tracey Horne

2:14 PM on September 29, 2009 

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Hi Pam and Simon, George and Henry from your May 2009 litter are absolutely gorgeous. Everywhere we go people stop us and it takes an age to do a short walk! We should have taken some business cards and be on commision! We definitely made the right decision to by a friend for Henry; George (his brother) is just as loving and fun as Henry and they keep each other entertained. They both still try and squeeze in the same basket and do everything together. They are a joy. Thank you so much.

Matt Humphrey

4:41 AM on September 21, 2009 

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Hi, Our Bindi was also from the Feb '09 litter and we have similar experiences with her to the other comments. She is such a loving, affectionate dog that she very quickly became a part of the family. She is great with people, children and other dogs. She loves to play and cuddle in equal measures and is happy go lucky with whatever life throws in her direction. We are delighted that we chose a Sprinbatt and would recommend them 100% as a family pet as their temperament is perfect. I have never heard Bindi growl in anger or fear, only playfully in tug of war. What a lovely dog, thank you Manorroy!

Kirsty

11:06 AM on September 2, 2009 

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Myrtle is 15 weeks old now (May 09 litter) and she is simply amazing. She wows everyone she meets (a huge amount of people - walks take forever with everyone wanting to stop and meet her). She has an enormous fan club and a waiting list for dog sitters. Nothing fazes her (other dogs, horses, helicopters, the car or fireworks). The hoover remains her favourite "toy". Even at such a young age, she is beautifully behaved and we can (and do) take her anywhere safe in the knowledge that we will be welcome back!. She is easy to train and is outperforming dogs twice her age at puppy class. She is our first puppy and quite simply, she is the best �800 we have ever spent. We would not buy any other breed or from any other breeder now.

Sarah Montgomery

7:40 AM on August 13, 2009 

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Dear All, Eva is one of Moffits pups from the Feb 09 litter and she is wonderful. We are such a happy little family. Eva has a fantastic nature, she is so gentle and considerate. She even seems to understnad the difference between an adult and child and will adjust her enthusiam to suit. We have succesfully managed to train Eva with hand and voice commands although she came to us fully trained in giving cuddles! She has grown rapidly and is now 23kg at just over 6 months. She runs very fast in short bursts but then collapses, rolls on her back and watches the world go by. We are very grateful to have her in our lives and would recommend the breed to anyone.

sue greenwood

2:46 PM on August 4, 2009 

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we have had harry for 6 years now and are know thinking about buying another one as he's the best dog ever our baby!

Ilona Crowder

9:24 AM on June 24, 2009 

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Henry is almost 17 months old. He is extremely loving and has a very good temperament. He gets on very well with our other dog (Ben - a springer spaniel) and we love watching them play together. If Henry wants a bone that Ben is chewing - he goes to the backdoor and waits till we get up to let them both out - as soon as Ben heads towards the backdoor - Henry ceases the opportunity to run back to claim the bone - very clever! I would definitely recommend a springbatt as a family member :-)

Karen Murdoch

6:03 PM on June 18, 2009 

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OMG!!!! The latest litter are GORGEOUS!!!! Oh you don't know how much I wish I had �800 so Anvil could have a play mate :)

Sarah, James & Pickle

2:07 PM on June 8, 2009 

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Hello! We have had Pickle for 3 months now and she is just gorgeous! She is from this years February litter and we picked her up on Easter weekend. She is mischievous, loving, VERY will behaved but also a little minx - she has such a great character that everyone we meet loves her. Strangers stop us in the street to stroke her - we tried to walk around St Albans one weekend - a 2 hour walk took us about 4 and a half hours as everyone was stopping us! We never thought we would find such a great breed of dog - the mix of Bassett and Springer is just perfect - a great temperament, a little bit mad and can run for hours but also likes her sleep! We are seriously tempted with another Springbatt to keep Pickle company - we are even thinking of moving house so we can accommodate 2!

Andrea and Amy ans Sausage! (previously Elsie!)

11:18 AM on May 11, 2009 

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Hiya! We re-homed Elsie to sunny Bournemouth just over a week ago and she has settled in perfectly to the family! We change her name to Sausage because she is just so long! She is so beautiful and being so well behaved we don't know how anyone could have given her up :) We are very happy with her and can't imagine what we did before we had her, we will definitly be coming back for another from you Pam! Lots of love Andrea, Amy and Sausage!

Helen Sandland

10:03 AM on April 17, 2009 

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Our Springbatt, Sandy, has been with us for one year now, just had her booster vaccinations. She weighs 26kilo and is in perfect health. I was very sceptical when I bought her and especially the cost but I would never buy another breed or from another breeder. Our experience with Sandy, our first dog, has been fantastic. She is truly part of the family and brilliant with children and other dogs. She has never snapped or bared her teeth, even when a friends dog took her bone! She loves walking on the ridgeway off the lead. We have never taken her to training as there was no need. Sandy is thoroughly spoilt but adorable for it. Wish I could afford another one!

Gemma

12:34 PM on April 10, 2009 

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Hiya whoever We bought gemma nearly two years ago now and she has settled in and is now part of the family. She has been to obedience and got bronze!!! But soon after that she got tonsilitus and forgot it all so! She is now officially part of the family but she loves to chew things so sometimes it gets hher grandma a little bit upset! ;-( She loves to sleep, snore and eat but at the moment she has gone off her food :-( Today we took Gemma up a mountain and she loved it but it wasn't her first mountain she has been up two!!!!! She loves her walkes; she usually goes for a couple of hours walk then comes in in frount of the fire and goes to sleep for the rest of the day!! It will be Gemma's birthday soon (8th August) so she's hoping for lots of pressents!!! Gemma is sleeping at the moment as we have just come back from up the mountain!! She absolutley loved it although she wasn't allowed off the lead. I'll have to go now as i'm staying at my uncle and auntie's (Gemma's great aunt and great uncle. Bye Gemma says woof too!!xx

2:22 PM on April 5, 2009 

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Hi, just letting you know that I have uploaded some pictures of Anvil for you all to see in the 'Pups in new homes Gallery' Karen

susan Claydon

10:21 AM on March 10, 2009 

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I read the comments page and all the things being said are the same for LilyMay. She is loved by everyone and loves being made a fuss of. She loves the warmth, and can always find that thin sliver of sun or share the front of the fire with the cat. If we need her to move a bit quicker than her normal laid back pace, we have to bribe her with cheddar cheese. The words are enough to get her moving.She is obedient you just have to realise that it takes her a few minutes to do something because she is so laid back. Mind you get her lead out ready for her walk and she is like a springbatt tornado. At 6: 45 each evening it is her snooze time and she sits across my lap and falls asleep. Like one of other comments she can snore for England.She loves her walks and is enthusiastic to investigate all about her and she loves to meet other dogs.Best for her though is seeing wheels of a buggy because she knows there is child about, she loves children. I can honestly say that each day we have had her has been a pleasure, we can't believe our luck in finding your kennels and this wonderful breed. Susan Claydon

Karen Murdoch

8:10 AM on March 4, 2009 

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Hi, Just giving a quick update of Anvil(May 2007 litter). He is nearly 2 and I have not had one problem with him in all this time. He has a fantastic nature and gets on well with all other dogs and people. He Loves his food and has a liking for cheese!! He is walked in the woods at Sandringham Daily and he could, if he had his way walk for hours on end. He is greatly thought of by all in our village and I still have people remark what a lovely nature he has. Every afternoon when we go for our lunchtime walk we walk past the school and have all the children running over calling out his name and trying to fuss him,which he loves! It has to be said that my boy is a bit of a flirt!!! He like Belle, Also loves cuddles and happily sits on my lap (all 21kg of him!!) every night while we relax in front of the tv. He really is one of the family and neither me or my Daughter could imagine our lives without him in it!

The Walters

7:18 AM on January 27, 2009 

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Just a quick update on Belle (Lucy) who we bought in July 2008 - She is the most fantastic dog and is adored by my 2 children who are 6 and 8. Belle loves playing with the children and I often find her sneeking up the stairs at night to their bedroom when she knows they have gone to bed. She loves going for long walks in the woods and playing with other dogs, yet is just content to curl up on the sofa for a big cuddle, which after food is Belle's next favourite thing being cuddled!. Belle loves her food and will hear the children open a packet of sweets a mile away! Like the other poeple who have left comments, I am constantly stopped by people who say how lovely she is which Belle soaks up! (she loves a fuss). If I had to find a fault with Belle, it would be that she can snore louder than my husband (hehe). We can't imagine not having Belle in our family and as you can see I could talk all day about what a great dog she is!

The Norwoods

7:15 PM on January 22, 2009 

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Just to let you know that Scout (bought Feb 08 known as Simon) is doing fine. He is the most amiable dog and fantastic with our two children (2 and 4) and all children. He is also brilliant with other dogs and people. We have never had to put him in kennels when we go way as we have a waiting list of people who want to look after him! He practically lives by the aga but is amazingly fast for a shortie! Sorry we have not been in touch sooner. We are interested in getting Scout a friend. Will you be having any more litters this year? Many thanks

Mark Pettican

4:13 PM on January 5, 2009 

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So sorry!!!! ARE the cutiest Dog Around!!!

Mark Pettican

4:13 PM on January 5, 2009 

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Springbats RULE! they are probly the cutiest dogs around!!!

Pam

5:10 AM on December 21, 2008 

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Hi Lesley, please email me direct not post on comments page then I can reply properly. Pam

Hayley Earle

1:18 PM on August 26, 2008 

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Hello Pam, Just to let you know Libby was fine on the journey home (bit scared and shaky) but altogether ok. She has settled in very quickly, and still hasn't stopped expoloring the whole of the house! She is a little mischieve who has bags of energy, but when she wants she loves having a quite cuddle on the sofa. She is such an adorable dog and we are all very very pleased that she is ours! One thing though, has she ever encountered stairs before? She is very reluctant to even going near them and they seem to be an alien to her! While writing this she is sitting on the sofa beside me, jumping on and off every two seconds to do yet some more exploring and cause more mischieve! We would all just like to thank you again and will keep you updated!! The Earle family x

The Sandlands

1:57 PM on June 26, 2008 

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Hi we bought a puppy from you back in march (sandy) she's doing great and we love her to bits! She's absolutly gougeous and i often get stopped when taking her out for walks because people want to give her a hug and tell me how adorable she is! she's become very well trained but still loves nothing better than to throw herself on you for a big cuddle. so thank you so much Pam and Simon and of course thank you to Moffit And Hektor! Sandlands x

JimmyRobinson

3:50 AM on May 17, 2008 

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Hello i have just found out about the springbatts on the 17/5/08 and i love them all ready

Sandie Brown

8:58 AM on May 9, 2008 

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Hi I spent months last year looking for the perfect pup, one that didn't cast, one that wasn't too big or too small (husband wouldn't wlak something tiny ! :O)) and I came across this cross breed called a springbatt. It was love at first sight for both my husband and myself and all of those core details I had spent months searchng for were all forgotten and all we wanted was our springbatt.....we ended up with 2! We purchased a brother and sister from last years May litter, we collected them on 09/07/07 and have had great pleasure and so much love form them, its more than we could ever have asked for, so thanks to Pam and Simon for producing such a wonderful and attractive breed. ( I get stopped when out walking with them as people just find them so adorable...and they are SO right !) Anyone hesitating about buying one of these dogs....DON'T they are amazing little bundles of joy. x

Karen murdoch

8:19 AM on April 2, 2008 

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Hi my name is Karen and i Am the very proud owner of Anvil. Anvil is a very socialable, loving dog who is very much a part of our family. He gets on fantastically with my 7 year old daughter, Rachel. Infact he gets on with everyone he meets. He loves his long walks(2~3 a day) so i feel really lucky to live near a forest, where he could walk for hours at a time. Saying that he's more than happy to plod about at home and have lots of cuddles from me. He really is fantastic and i cant imagine my life without him in it.

juie rattray

3:31 PM on March 29, 2008 

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we have a 3 year old springbatt who is the nicest best looking and most loveable dog we have ever had. excelent with children a joy to have.

Jan Jenkins

6:44 AM on March 5, 2008 

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Our Springbatt is now 9 months old. He has a wonderful temperament - happy, patient and uncomplaining - confident with a big personality; full of fun and everybody's friend. He loves cuddles, sunbathing and lounging around, but is also full of energy for playing and long walks.

Carolyn Fry

2:28 PM on February 14, 2008 

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I am thinking of buying a Springbatt and would love to hear from anyone who has one. If you have any pictures of your dogs I would be very interested to see them. [email protected]

Suzanne Ward

7:36 AM on July 5, 2007 

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I bought my Springbatt last year too, thought they were expensive. But to be honest they are worth every penny and I would pay it again. My dog is just fantastic.

Janet Clarke

5:27 PM on July 4, 2007 

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What a wonderful breed! I have had my springbatt dog for almost a year and he is just gorgeous, always willing to please, loves walks and the sunshine!!

J. Brown

9:53 AM on July 3, 2007 

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My springbatt bitch is now 2 years old and has proved easy to train, brilliant with other dogs and loves children. She is the most cuddly lovable dog I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I would recommend the breed to anyone.

Sue Walsh

2:16 PM on June 29, 2007 

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We bought our Springbatt a couple of months ago and she has the most lovely temprament. She has the inquisitive nature of a springer and is full of life but at the end of the day will sit down and have long cuddles! She has also received many admirers on our walks, and is proving to be very placid with children who just adore her! :D

Paula Gale

3:32 PM on June 24, 2007 

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I bought my Springbatts from Manorroy almost 6 years ago and they are the most loving and loyal dogs I have ever owned, never grumpy and always ready for a cuddle , absolutely wonderful family pets!:D

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