Mark and I have been incredibly busy since Christmas with a precious new litter of puppies who are now nearly six weeks old. We are excited and thrilled to watch them grow every day.
This year has been a busy year so far, as we knew it would be. We continue to respond to emails and phone calls but often times we must remind people that puppies are not typically ever going to readily available. The wait time for a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that has been health tested is lengthy even without using a formal wait list. A breeding program such as ours is founded upon dogs that are healthy first anf foremost.
We began health screening Cami and Indy in the fall with heart and eye tests and most recently patellas. We are pleased they have done well so far and will undergo an MRI as well. Zara too has begun her health testing with her eyes and patellas. We are hopeful to do her heart and MRI this year as well.
Breeding responsibly takes a long time-most of that time happens far before puppies are ever on the ground. It is a long road of health testing, titles and of course waiting for puppies to be born and then raised so they can live happy and healthy lives.
On that note we are excited to attend a dog show this weekend and compete with Zara and Indy. Zara has already obtained her Canadian Championship and will now work on her Grand Championship. Indy too is working on his own championship. There are definetly some exciting things happening here and if anything is for sure, life with our crew is never boring!