Merry Christmas from Cantata!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! We hope all our friends are doing well.
As I receive more requests for puppies, I feel I must remind everyone of the importance of asking any breeder you contact for proof of their health testing. While there are perhaps many people who will have a puppy for you, I strongly advise everyone to ask for registration and proof of testing instead of taking their word for it. This will help you differentiate the backyard and less than reputable breeders from the reputable ones. You also should be willing to wait for a puppy as many of the reputable breeders will not have puppies readily available for you.
As for us, we've been busy enriching our dogs and adding titles to their names. Titles are one way to show that a dog has, for example, the traits of their breed. It is something you can also ask a potential breeder about as many of the reputable ones will be working towards titles. A Conformation (dog show) championship, for example, can indicate that the dog has met the criteria as outlined in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Standard. Other titles can show their trainability, willingness to work and more. It really depends on the title as there are many available outside of Conformation, including Agility, Rally Obedience, Obedience, Lure Chasing, Barn Hunting, Trick Dog and more.
As for us? Two of our dogs also completed their next classes in agility with Zara completing Foundations and Cami completing Level 2 at the Newfoundland Athletic Dog Association. We are hopeful to trial Cami this summer in some fun trials or a CKC agility trial as this girl loves to work and have fun. With any luck she will compete along with her father, Hemingway as he works towards an agility title.
We also competed at the dog shows hosted by the Newfoundland All Breed Kennel Club in November. We are happy to say both Hemingway and Zara have finished their championships (pending CKC approval). To say we are proud of these two dogs is an understatement as we couldn't have asked for more from them that weekend than they gave us. We are excited for more shows in 2022 pending COVID-19.
3/20/2022 03:29:58 pm
Are you planning any litters this year?
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