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Meet Our New Marvel!

by | Feb 8, 2015 | English Springer Spaniels | 2 comments


Meet our wonderful new family member, Marvel! She is a beautiful English Springer Spaniel from Maurisa Payne’s Northgate. She was born on December 10, 2014, and came home with us on February 2, 2015. At this writing, she’s just a little more than 8 weeks old. Her name suits her because she is marvelous in every way!

Are you also an owner of a Northgate English Springer Spaniel? If so, click here to join our Facebook Group!

She is from a litter that represents the blending of some of the most select bloodlines in the country. Both parents are the result of outcrossed pedigrees – meaning that neither their sire nor dam are closely related within their own pedigrees. They are both x-rayed and certified clear of hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and certified clear of inherited eye and heart problems.

The father is “Jack” – aka Grand Champion Cambrian N Northgate’s Retroactive. He is the youngest English Springer Spaniel in history to complete his AKC Grand championship title, which he accomplished in September of 2010. He retains this distinction to this day. He is an Award of Merit winner and has 4 Best in Sweepstakes and one Best of Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes wins. He is also the sire of 6 champions and one Grand Champion!

The mother is the beautiful Northgate’s Twinkle Twinkle. She is the daughter of two-time Westminster winner Ch. Wil-Orion’s Twenty Twenty and is out of Ch. Northgate’s Tell It My Way – “Mindy”, a daughter of Northgate’s “Missy” – was on NBC television when she won at the National Dog Show. “Missy” is formally known as Champion Northgate’s Time Will Tell. Missy’s offspring have 6 championship titles. Missy is sired by Northgate’s “Aiden” – AKC Champion Ridgewyn Invocation. “Aiden” completed his AKC championship with 4 majors, including a Specialty major, and is the sire of numerous champions. Both of his parents are National Specialty winners and Best in Show Winners. His father, Ch. Ridgewyn N Belvoir Uprising was Best of Breed at the 2002 National Specialty and his mother was Best in Sweepstakes and RWB from the 6-9 puppy class. His grandsire, Ch. Ridgewyn Legacy, was until recently, the top Specialty winner in the Breed history, having won Best of Breed at our National Specialty on two occasions.

Here are some early photos of our “Marvel”, AKA Northgate’s Twinkle Star. Click any thumbnail for a full-sized image.

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  1. Claire Freeman

    We picked our puppy up from Maurisa in January 31…he was in the 11/28/15 litter. Beautiful puppy. Our son got his three years ago…he lives in Raleigh also.

    • Rob

      Hello, Claire! Our Marvel is now 13 months old- she’s turned into a lovely young lady! Congratulations on your new Northgate ESS pup! We’ve started a Facebook Group for owners of Northgate Springers. We’d love to have you join, and get to see pics of your son’s springer and your new Northgate Springerbaby! Just click the “join” button and we’ll be glad to add you and your son to the group!Marvel!


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