Our goals are to be selective in breeding to improve the breed. Therefore, we only breed occasionally and with great care. While we want to produce awesome show pups, the standards are so high that there are always pet puppies available for loving homes and hearts.
Litters will be listed in the Upcoming Litter area below. If we do not have any pups available, we will be glad to assist you in locating reputable breeders with pups. Other places we encourage you to look is the www.CKSCS.org/puppy (www.ckcsc.org), which is the original Cavalier Club in the USA and has a very high Code of Ethics, which we follow. Another place is the American Cavalier Club (www.ackcsc.org), the AKC parent club for Cavaliers. Those individuals listed are reputable breeders who want only the best for their puppies and are striving to care for the breed.
Please feel free to contact us should you be interested in their delightful, loving breed. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Our adults and puppies are raised in our home with us and not in a separate kennel. They are our family pets first and foremost. The puppies (and adults) enjoy the home environment interactions from moment of birth. They learn normal household routines and noises, like night and day, TV’s, dishwashers, and vacuums. They stay with the mom in the birthing room, aka the laundry room located next to the kitchen, until they are up on their feet and moving around.
At 5-6 weeks we move them to be among the adults so they can start learning potty training, and puppy socialization. It’s very important for a puppy to know to yield to an adult and to leave the adult's food alone. Cavalier adults teach the puppies in a very gentle, yet firm manner. If a ‘stranger’ dog was ‘teaching’ the result may be permanent injury to the puppy.
Cavalier puppies are slow to mature, and they still may enjoy nursing even at 5 weeks, so the time they are emotionally ready for their forever home varies between 9-12 weeks. There are 3 ‘tests’ they must pass before they are ready to leave: 1)They need to learn to enjoy puppy kibble, 2)learn the basics of potty training by going out with the adults, and 3) also to sleep by themselves without crying. There is nothing worse than a crying puppy the first night at its new home. People have written me saying how amazed they are that the puppy slept thru the night and wasn’t afraid to go into their kennel for the night.
For us, ‘health testing’ refers to the debilitating diseases/conditions Cavaliers are prone to. We are very concerned about health testing of all the adults. We test for 4 areas: Hips and patellas which are graded and heart/eyes yearly by board certified vets. We also have begun testing the adults for Episodic Falling/Dry Eye/Curly Coat conditions now with the new DNA tests available. These tests are posted on the www.OFFA.org website and copies given to all puppy parents.
Once we have a litter on the ground and have determined what we might want to keep for future showing we will accept deposits towards the available puppies in the litter. Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE unless we are not able to place a puppy from the litter with you by 12 weeks of age.