Island Sussex Spaniels was founded by Brett and Tracy Ferris. We are a small show kennel located in Knotts Island, NC. Our dogs are part of the family and live inside with us. It is not unusual for a few of the dogs to be in bed with us at night. We enjoy showing and having lots of fun with our dogs. We are no longer showing our Clumbers and concentrating on Sussex and our Spinone!
We got our first Clumber Spaniel, CH Creswick Cameo Tie-Dyed Daze (Casey) from Julie and Bob Wickwire of Creswick Clumbers. And our first Sussex Spaniel from Connie Holt of Companionway Kennels. Our first Spinone came from Renada Selbach of RavenCreek. All of our dogs are owner handled by Tracy and Brett.
We have been active members of the Clumber Spaniel Club of America, and the Clumber Spaniel Fanciers of Michigan. We are active members of the Sussex Spaniel Club of America, the Heart of Ohio Sussex Spaniel Club and the Tidewater Kennel Club. Tracy has served on the Public Education Committee and the Rescue and Placement Committee and has also served on the Board of Directors for the Clumber Spaniel Club of America. She is on the Judges Selection Committee for the Sussex Spaniel Club of America and also manages their Facebook page, has served as the Secretary and Fund Raising Chair and webmaster for the Clumber Spaniel Fanciers of Michigan.
We are currently working on achieving Bodhi, Ralphie, Zoe and Billy's Championship. Tracy has studied to be a Veterinary Technician while earning her Associates Degree.