When you get your puppy home make sure you treat them like you would a new child. Look them over and do not over excite them. Let them warm up to all the new people, smells, furnishings and yards. We have wonderful centennial cavaliers for sale that make great pets.
I had one lady say that she took them home and went out in the backyard and ran and ran. When she finally wanted to come in the puppy was squeamish and wanted to stay out, Wiggling back an forth like crazy when she picked him up. She was upset at the puppy thinking he was wild. This is not so. She over excitd him. Can't do this. They are both fine.
Keep your puppy home till they are comfortable with their new family and home. They have time to meet everyone in due time.
It's recommended you take the puppy to the vet within 3 days of pick up to rest your mind they are healthy. You have three days to complain. This is for your protection and mine. No refunds if you come up with something down the road.
I say this all the time, I don't recommend this. They do not have all their shots yet and can contact numerous things including mites and lice and such.
I am a dedicated breeder and there is great joy in a pet. If you have any questions or concerns please call. I don't do screaming or crazy very well.
Thank you everyone for your trust, patience, and endorsements. We are looking forward to new pups and folks on the waiting list will be first. My list is long so if you want a pup from me you need to deposit and know it will be 2023. My new Sire will be a Ruby in 2023. Alex will be used until then.
When you get your dogs teeth cleaned they usually order blood work. This can be devastating if the vet isn't aware of the Cavaliers benign condition in this breed. You may find this a strange statement but it happens all the time. I have an example right now. Running a bunch of unnecessary test can cost a fortune and be totally wrong, I use VIRBAC VEGGIDENT small chews from Amazon. They are a new attempt to find a chew that doesn't break their teeth or split them to the root. They cost $24.93 a bag and you get 30. Always supervise your dog. I think they are all dangerous but they need to chew to help keep teeth clean. Brushing is great but sometimes we fall behind. I just took 2 of my dogs in for cleanings (extortion) and each had broken or split teeth. I was using Himalayan Yak chews and stopped them immediately. I also quit ice cubes that they love. As long as I have been doing this and I still learn daily.
Panic for nothing. Over half of all cavalier King Charles spaniels may have both abnormally low number of platelets and also have oversized platelets in their blood.
Platelets usually are the smallest cells in the blood system. They serve to bind together and clot when they come in contact with a damaged blood vessel.
Despite the low platelet counts, the typical cavalier's blood platelets function normally, and the dog does not appear to experience any health problems due to either the size or fewer numbers of its platelets..
Excessively low platelet counts normally is a sign which tends to alarm general practice veterinarians, and so it is vitally important that cavalier owners alert their vets about this benign condition. Other dog with this similar condition are Japanese Akita, Cairn terrier and Norfolk terrier.
No treatment is recommended unless the dog shows other symptoms of a blood-related disorder. Cavaliers should not be treated for immune-medicated thrombocytopenia (IMT) as a precaution.
Any new dog I get is frustrating for me. They NONE have been introduced to potty training. NONE. I start potty training as soon as they walk with solid footing. No matter what they told me, actions speak volumns. Any new puppy I EVER got didn't know the first thing about potty training unless we were on the grass and they accidentally had to go at that moment.
As soon as you see them squat you more them to where you want them to go. In the beginning it is the potty pad in the large kennel. One side is fluffy bed and pee pad on the other half. They are babies so very gentle.
My kennel is right by my sliding patio door and I sit 2" from it. I can smell every potty and have a touch of OCD and can't stand it. This is huge to me to get them on the right track for potty and make it easy on you. If you don't follow the program you will just take longer to train than what is necessary.
When they awake in their kennel they immediately go to the deck. All are put down. I say "go potty." It's not that they understand right then, it's that they just need to pee. Everytime they open their eyes from a nap and get up they will pee as babies. Then I just praise, praise, praise them. We come back in.
Now they are older. Better footing. I get them out the door with a little push. They are confident. Repeat "go Potty" and of course they all squat. Praise, Praise, Praise. Back in. This is repeated ten times a day. All of a sudden they start holding it longer and longer and waitin a little for me to get them all out to go. It's amazing. If it's freezing I cannot take them out. If it's nice I do.
At 7-8 weeks they are on the turf. Love it. After 5 weeks very seldom is there poop in the kennel. Only pee from the night. They catch on. SMART! I am consistent and You take it from there. They can backslide if you don't stay on it. Nothing but praise and being consistant. Yes, really.
This is Piper. She is full of fun. Love her dainty face and beautiful markings. She's a lover and too smart for her own good. She teases a lot. Great personality.
I first saw a Tri Color female King Charles in a restaurant in St Nazaire, France. I was so taken by her beauty, obedience, size and eyes that projected love. I just fell in love instantly. I returned home and immediately went to work studying this breed. I was struck by the Cavalier lightning bolt! I only have 3 girls and they are perfect to me.
The lightning bolt has never left. Every baby I touch has that special charm. You really cannot explain it unless you have had a King Charles. They are the sweetest dog on the planet. Smart too. I have mine trained so fast that even I'm surprised sometimes. They are such sturdy little dogs. This is not a foo foo dog. They are just amazing. Looking at this picture I yearn for my dark hair. haha
The true purpose of this breed has always been that of a companion dog. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is the number one toy dog in England. The first Cavaliers were sent to America in 1952 by Lady Forwood as a gift. When I started out no one even knew what a Cavalier was here in Colorado. All my pups went to the east and west coast. These two Cavaliers started my business in the 1980's. Their names were Frenchie and Pierre. Just Perfect. Great temperament and size. The whole package and I didn't really know at the time how perfect these two were. I feel like they were magically sent my way and I was lucky to have such a perfect start to my future of these amazing dogs.