We are a small breeding program and do not often have them available. You should expect to have to wait anywhere from 1-2 years for a well bred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
2. What is the process to get on your waitlist? There isn't one. We don't use a wait list system as we prefer to get to know potential families and make decisions from there. You should expect that in order to be considered that you will maintain contact with us and let us get to know you extensively.
3. Is a Cavalier suitable for young children?
Cavaliers are a gentle breed and very loving. However, they are a toy breed and are easily injured as puppies. Any family with young children should consider if their children are ready to have such a small puppy in their home or whether it would be best to wait.
4. Why do Cavaliers cost so much?
Well bred dogs of any breed require significant amounts of health screening in order to be bred. There are expenses in health testing, titling the parents in sports such as Conformation, Obedience and Agility among others, in stud fees, and raising puppies. The cost of well-bred puppies reflects generations of this expense so you can have a happy healthy puppy. 5. What about Cavalier mixes? Would they be healthier ?
Not necessarily. There are plenty of people who say mixed breeds live longer or are healthier but this is not generally the case. Mixed breeds are simply a blend of two other dogs. Perhaps you win the genetic lottery and your puppy has nothing wrong with it. Perhaps not and you inherit the health problems of more than one breed on top of a mixed bag of conformation, coat type and temperament. This isn't to say a mixed breed is bad-quite the opposite but it is an important point to consider when choosing the right dog for your family.
6. What should I feed my Cavalier?
We are huge advocates for feeding a raw or home cooked diet over store bought kibble. A more natural diet when done correctly can keep your dog happy and healthy. There are many resources you can use to help you feed this diet appropriately and it really isn't a whole lot more complicated than feeding kibble when you get down to it.
7. My Cavalier puppy needs its booster shots. Which ones do I get?
We recommend doing all puppy shots and doing rabies later in life (~9 months old) to space it out. Puppy owners in NL really shouldn't feel the need to rush the rabies vaccine as the disease hasn't presented itself in the province in several decades. We also advocate only for Parvo/Distemper and not combination vaccines. After this, we recommend titer testing before further vaccination takes place.
8. When should I spay and neuter? We don't feel early spay and neuter is in the best interest of the dog. We are committed to waiting until 2 years of age before sterilizing your puppy.
9. Do you ship puppies? Absolutely not. We do not ship puppies. All interested persons no matter where they live must be willing to fly to NL to pick up their puppy. We reserve the right to refuse any potential home one of our puppies.
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