Cryslen Welsh Springer Spaniels is a small, in-home kennel in Central Virginia. My name is Crystal Nolen, I have been breeding welshies for more than 10 years and I specialize in well-socialized, health-tested Welsh Springer Spaniels that conform to the AKC breed standard. I show my dogs in AKC shows most often in PA, MD, VA and NC, as well as, in performance sports. Most weekends when I don’t have a litter at home or a dog show, you can find us participating in barn hunt trials and fast CAT events. 

Learn About Welsh Springer Spaniels

Welshies are loving, happy, energetic dogs that are reserved around strangers, but warm up quickly to new friends. They often keep their owners laughing with their antics. Welshies are also multi-talented dogs that can excel in the breed ring, obedience, agility, hunting, tracking and more.

A Focus on Health, Temperament & Structure

I strive to produce healthy welsh springer spaniel puppies that possess happy, loving temperaments, as well as, proper structure that meets the breed standard and allows them to work in the field or compete in agility.

In order to advance the health of future generations of Welsh Springer Spaniels, I require all of the puppies I produce to be fully health tested by completing OFA testing of their hips, elbows, eyes and thyroid.

More About Me

Winner of the 2014 AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award and the Silver President’s Volunteer Service Award. I became an AKC Breeder of Merit in 2017. Read my Introduction page, to read more about how I got started as a breeder and in the Welsh Springer Spaniel breed.

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