The name Heronbank is our Affix and all cavaliers bred by us bear this name. Historically we used to walk our dogs on the banks of the river Torne, near Doncaster, where herons flew and fished.
We bought our first Pedigree Cavalier, Brymarden Florabunda of Heronbank, “Bryony” was purchased in 1990 and produced some stunning puppies including Heronbank Amethyst Angel’s Affinity “Amy” born in early 1993.
Although Amy was a real scatterbrain – she would chase birds over the fields – and only come back if the birds flew in our direction! – she did, however produce some lovely babies including Heronbank Celestial Comet “Comet”, a beautiful tricolour, born in 1994 and Heronbank Fascination “Winston” born in 1996, who became the foundation of our bloodline, and his litter sister Heronbank Enigma, “Chelsea” who in turn produced Blenheim, Heronbank Charisma “Carys” born 1998.
We moved to West Yorkshire in 1998 to a property overlooking Dewsbury moor and the Pennines beyond. Here we built our kennels and bred some superb cavaliers, of whom we are justifiably proud. Through selective breeding from healthy stock, we established our bloodline.