More coming soon!
One of our Daddy dogs, Quanah.
This super handsome boy with tons of coat is the main man around here. Since Tucker is the father to most of the girls we had to get an unrelated male. Quanah has OFA good hips, OFA normal patellas, and OFA normal heart! He also has eyes OFA evaluation done. He is CHIC certified since he has all recommended health testing for Cavaliers completed.
Quanah, pronounced K-whoa-nah (Art named him after an American Indian chief who had many wives and children!)
Quanah is also champion sired with many CH on his pedigree. He is Blenheim colored, pronounced blen-um. Red and white would have been so much easier! He weighs about 16.5 pounds, although looks bigger with all the coat. He Loves to run around the back yard, (and loves the ladies!) We have better photos but I can't find them and am trying to hurry to get the new website "live".
He gets beautiful long ear fringe but its so much easier to care for if I trim some of it off. Now that I let the ladies ear fringe grow out and got pictures of how pretty it is I guess I should trim theirs short and let his grow out. The puppies always mess up their moms ear furnishings and I spend a lot of time grooming their ears.
Zander, our stud from Russia, with both European and American bloodlines. OFA hips, patellas, heart and eyes. He has even more coat the Quanah! He is a bigger boy.
He is a sweetheart. Friends borrow him off and on as they think he is just one of the greatest. We like it for him to get more individual attention. He is housebroken and well behaved. Even stud dogs can be wonderful house dogs.
Look at that coat when he was just a baby! I need more photos now that he is mature, such a handsome boy!
Hansel and Raleigh are both sons of Zanders we saved back for potential stud dogs.
We are hoping to have a blue eyed cavalier, with healthy bloodlines. The pale color, as a puppy, darkens to normal red color later, sometimes indicates they can carry the blue eyed gene. It is not approved by AKC, but they are purebred AKC dogs, its just an anomaly that shows up sometimes. Candy and Quanah one time had a puppy with a single blue eye.
These are photos of Hansel as puppy to older puppy. He looked like he was going to have light eyes but they darkened to the normal brown. Look how handsome he is becoming! His mother is Candy.
I need to find photos of Raleigh, his mother is Raquel.
Both boys are terrific. Hansel is a bit older, he now has OFA, hips, patellas, heart and eyes. Raleigh has OFA heart and eyes. waiting on him to be 2 years old and will do hip's and patellas. Both boys Optimal selection DNA test have them negative for the 175 genetic test's the panel checks for, including DM negative.
Rufus son of Red and Nala, full sibling to Sophie. He is our ruby stud dog, since his father, Red was retired.
He is adorable and has the best personality. (Well you can say that about any of our Cavaliers!!)
His Optimal Selection DNA shows him negative for the 175 genetic test's the panel checks for, including DM negative.
Tucker. Our first Cavalier male. He is now retired, father or grandfather to several of our dogs.
Tucker is Champion sired, has many CH on his pedigree MORE importantly OFA: good hips, patellas, eyes and heart, negative for curly coat, dry eye and falling down syndrome. He is CHIC certified (means he has been checked by OFA for hips, heart, eyes, and patellas.).
He was in a home on a breeding contract where he gets all the attention he is use to having living in an only a 2 dog home. He is now retired. He is a very mellow boy and perfectly housebroken, weighs about 15.5 pounds, Tri colored, or as AKC calls the color: black and white with tan points. Tri is so much easier to write we will refer to the color as tri.
Tucker is the father of several of our Cavalier moms and the grandfather of our second and third generation! He is a daddy, grandpa and great grandpa!
If you may also be interested in an adult cavalier as a pet on "loan" from us until they are retired from breeding after which time you would keep them as a pet please contact us. (Must live fairly close to us.)
Nala is tri-colored, CH sired, with a lot of CH on her pedigree. She is a lovely little lady! She is now retired, we have a couple of her daughters.
I wish the photos I had taken had turned out better she has the most lovely full coat! Nala is a sweetheart. She gets along with everyone, although will stand up to a Westie if needed. She loves to chase butterflies and play with a rope toy. Giving kisses and sitting in your lap is her very favorite thing to do. She also really loves her puppies. She cleans them so much she makes yellow saliva stains on the white parts of their coats! She never digs and even if the others dig out under the fence she doesn't go with them. Nala has OFA hips, patellas, eyes and cardiac. She should be CHIC certified but I don''t see the CHIC certification on any of the girls. I need to call them.
Mother to Rufus, and Aryne's girl Sophie, both who have Optimal selection DNA test have them negative for the 175 genetic test's the panel checks for, including DM negative.
Have to find the photo of Nala's very unique nesting! She didn't want to be in her box, chose the floor instead. She managed to dig around and wrap herself up in the sheet I have draped over Roxy's box to keep Nala from staring at Roxy's puppies, and upsetting Roxy. She knows that Nala intends to steal her babies. Roxy though is amazingly fine with her wrapping herself all up and getting under the visual barrier. Maybe she knows she's in labor. ( I am also right here so they couldn't crawl through the bannister.) I wish she would go back in her box, but whatever makes them happy!
Natalie is daughter to Red and Lana, (Lana who is a daughter to Nala and Quanah). She is just beautiful. One of our smaller girls only about 11 pounds. She has OFA heart and eyes. Just now old enough for hips and patella checks, which is on the list to get done.
Current mom's. We breed for beautiful healthy AKC Cavaliers. When we breed them to our AKC poodle instead we have top quality Cavapoo puppies.
I tried to have several pictures of each. Some are as puppies, or in their funny teenage time, or with all their coat and furnishings trimmed short. I cant figure out how to put the name right on the photo with the website.
When I get a chance I will add a slide show for the OFA certifications like I have on the Westie parent page. We do not breed any who have been tested and do not pass their OFA check. Cavaliers worst problem in degenerative heart disease. There is no test to know who, or when it will happen. The goal is to test yearly and any who start to have a murmur are removed from the breeding pool. Over time the dogs who go the longest without a problem will parent the most puppies. Since we retire our moms at 6 years old, you do not wait until 6 to breed them its impossible to not breed those who may develop a problem. For the boys its terrific that the oldest males can still sire puppies if they are still passing their heart exams. If none were bred, there would be no cavaliers left the heart problem is so common. Fortunately they now often live a long life without needing medication, or only at the end of life. Before, and still happening in lines that no testing is done, they often only live until 6 to 8 years due to severe heart problems.
Without testing you can assume they have bad hearts. Its up to the public to be sure the parent dogs are tested annually, or at least bi-annually and ideally have passed a heart exam within the last fiscal year. Then the older the mom the better, same for sires.
Since we have been breeding them for so long and have many retired parents who are grandparents, or great grand parents I think a slide show of certifications will load better instead of years worth of testing posted individually by their photo.
History more coming soon.
Photos of retired parents, grandparents, great grandparents..... Several generations!
Red, our ruby male has now been retired, and lives with a great family.
He is the father of our black and tan girl, Natalie, and a ruby male puppy from Red and Nalas litter, Rufus. Aryne has Sophie, sister to Rufus.
He has very rich red color, just doesn't show as well in the photo.
We got Red because Roxy (Roxanne) had puppies with too much white on their face, and missing eye markings, and mostly because we happened to come across this super cute boy, so we adopted "Red". We bred him to Roxy (who is also now a retired grandmother) and the girls who have more white then red, or don't have enough color on their puppies it helps prevent the all white faces on the puppies. He has a great personality too!
Red is super cute, very small, only weighs 11 pounds.
He is CHIC certified, OFA: good hips, patellas, heart, and eyes. He was 3 years old when we adopted him. He didn't have clue how to breed, but in late 2016 he finally figured it out!
Mom's Shyanne, Skylar, LullaBell, Gretel, Grace, Sweet Pea, Nala, Myra, Candy, and Roxanne (Roxy), have all been retired. We have some of their offspring, so they are parents, grandparents, or great grandparents! Photos of them in the slide show. Photos of Tucker and Red in the slide show also.