We are specifically breeding to acquire our own dogs to show. If any upcoming puppies are considered to have show potential, we will not make decisions on which puppies will be available to pet homes the until the puppies are around 9 weeks of age or older, sometimes 5 months of age. We never allow puppies to leave our home before 10-12 weeks of age.
We do not sell puppies with full registrations. Anything with show potential we will most likely keep ourselves, place with a trusted friend, or will be placed as a companion pet on a spay/neuter contract. We consider ourselves guardians of the breed. There are lots of Cavalier breeders out there, and lots of Cavaliers in rescue. This is a lovely breed that is not served well by anyone that is not serious about breed health and breed standards. We are very passionate about this.
We occasionally have older pups or dogs, that either have been kept as a run for show that didn’t work out, or are retired dogs in need of placements. Retired dogs does not mean there are problems with them. We retire our dogs for a variety of reasons. Some dogs don’t mature as we hoped (we want a certain look), they may not like showing, sometimes they don’t pass all the clearances especially as they age. We must consider everything in a breeding dog, they may have whelping issues, nursing issues, a difficult coat to manage, the list is endless. With boys a lot depends on fertility, how they are with other male dogs, marking, what they reproduce? Placing them does not mean they are not healthy or that there was a problem with them. We keep boys for our own use, not to be stud dogs. We look for the right homes for our older dogs. We do not want to have too many dogs in our home making it difficult to groom them, care for them appropriately or spend time with them.
These dogs have a set adoption fee and come spayed/neutered, health tested etc. The advantage adopting one of these dogs is they are housebroken, are already through the puppy stage and their temperament and personalities are well established. Our dogs are a part of a family.
All puppies come with a copy of a current annual clearance for heart and bi-annual eyes (Cardiologist and CERF) of both parent dogs. All of our parent dogs have received age-appropriate MRI’s to scan for SM. We will also include copies of the parents Hips, Patellas and DE, CC & EF DNA clearances if applicable.
Puppies will have received minimally their first vaccination (depending on when they go to their new homes). All puppies have been wormed on a schedule which includes pyrantel pamoate at 2, 3, 4, and 3 days of Panacur at 6 & 8 weeks.
All puppies are veterinarian checked (a photo, micro-chip, health check is done on every puppy) and they are vaccinated around 9 weeks of age. You have 48 hours once to take your puppy to a veterinarian of your choice. If your veterinarian finds any health issue that was unknown or not disclosed, you may return the puppy for a full refund.
All puppies are sold on a limited AKC Registration. (This means they *cannot* be shown in AKC conformation classes or be bred). However, if you are interested in showing they can be shown in Agility, rally other Performance Venues and become Certified Therapy Dogs. See PET puppy vs. SHOW potential.
All of our puppies are sold on a spay and neuter contract. We suggest altering to be done between the ages of 18 months and 2 years old. We encourage our puppy families to consider an Ovary Sparing Spay or Vasectomy for their dogs. This is an acceptable form of alteration without the side effects of a traditional Spay/Neuter. However, we do not “require” this. Please research the positives and negatives of each option and decide for yourself what works for you and your family.
If ever you cannot keep your puppy/dog for any reason it must be returned to us for placement. After doing years of animal rescue work, I do not want to see any of our puppies change hands and end up in a bad situation. We will always take them back and work to rehome them with an approved family. Any money received for their new placement will be refunded to the previous owner, minus actual expenses of acquiring them and keeping them while an appropriate home is located.
We desire to keep an open line of communication with our puppies’ families. We are here to support you, long after you take your puppy home. We ask that you contact us with pictures and updates. This is a great way for us to keep up with puppy families.
We also hope you will share any health testing you have done, so we can make it a part of our files.
We require a $500 conditional deposit on any puppy to be held for a potential adopter. We do not typically take deposits until puppies are at least 3 weeks of age. The conditions are as follows; In order to “hold” a specific pup/sex/color we require a deposit. (If your circumstances change, please let us know as we are not unreasonable and we do desire our adopters to make a lifetime commitment to our pups.) Please understand if any conditions arise that creates questions of a potential adopter’s suitability, we as the breeder reserve the right to return the deposit and refuse the placement. Also, if a health condition were to arise in a specific pup, it will be disclosed, and the adopter reserves the right to have the full deposit returned.
Our desire is to produce healthy well socialized cavaliers that align closely as possible to the breed standard. We want our puppy adopters to feel confident that we will do our best to support them for the long haul and that we are not just wanting to sell them a puppy.
Our puppies come with Limited AKC Registration, a 3-generation pedigree, first shots, wormed, micro-chipped, vet checked, written health and spay/neuter contract, and with food they are used eating. (We feed the following foods: Orijen, Acana, Merrik, Raw & Freeze dried Primal Patties and we use Answers goat’s milk. We rotate our formulas & protein sources.)
We encourage our adoptive families to visit their puppy and bring a toy, blanket or bed that they can leave here for their puppy and then take home when they take their puppy home. (It helps them to have something that smells familiar when they leave their brothers and sisters to go to their new home).
See PET Puppies vs. SHOW Potential, Understanding this process.
Waiting List & Puppy Adoption Questionnaire
We get many inquiries about puppies. Sometimes it’s very overwhelming. (Priority is always given to families who have already gotten a pup from us). I encourage interested families to check back in with us if they are serious about adopting a puppy from us. I don’t mind check in e-mails about upcoming breeding plans etc. Keeping in touch with us is the best way to acquire a puppy from us.
Please fill out the puppy questionnaire below: