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3rd August 2006, 12:33 AM
I just wanna ask you guys, what is your favorite Cavalier book(s)? What books do you recommend with? What books do you have?
I have four Cav books:

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, An Owner's Companion
Author: John Evans

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, A Complete Pet Owner's Manual
Author: D. Caroline Colie

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, The World Of Dogs
Author: Margaret Workman


Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, A New Owner's Guide to CKCS
Author: Meredith Johnson-Snyder


I am very happy with all those books, they are very good :D
But it would be very fun to hear from you if you know about some especially good CKCS book other than those ;)

Cathy Moon
3rd August 2006, 02:50 AM
In addition to those, I have Sheila Smith's Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Today. I have another one, but I have not found it since I moved. The author is a breeder in US, but may be from UK originally.

I love looking at pictures of Cavaliers from the past! I also love to study pedigrees and lines of Cavaliers. I have followed my dogs pedigrees all the way back to the first Cavaliers!

I have correctly guessed the ancestors of one or two cavaliers by recognizing facial characteristics.

One of the authors of your books, Meredith Johnson-Snyder, lives here in Ohio. We have seen her at dog shows. :flwr:

3rd August 2006, 09:48 AM
I have the second one and think I have the first but can't find it at the minute - the cover looks extremely familiar though!

I have 'swapped and borrowed' loads of Cavalier books from likeminded friends over the years but I think the second book by Caroline Coile is the best one :D

3rd August 2006, 11:09 AM
I like Sheila Smith's book, too.

I also have Mary Forward and Evelyn Booth's books, which are some of the other 'classics'.

I keep meaning to put together a library of books -- Nicki and others posted a range of favourite dog reading. I haven't got around to it yet!! But I will. I have redone the design now of the SM website and updated the info, so one step ata time... :wggle:

3rd August 2006, 11:14 AM
I have Margaret Workman's and Sheila Smith's.
I like the first one more.

brid kenny
3rd August 2006, 01:05 PM
I have the 3rd book youhave there and also another book which is a series on all breeds.....it's the PET LOVE series or something like that.

matties mum
3rd August 2006, 04:12 PM
:)I have 3 books slightly different called Paws for thought by Maureen Melvin and Paws Again by the sameperson and also Paws for pasta I am now looking for the last book They are about Abigail a cavalier king charles spaniel and is written in verse with superb line drawings I know this is of the topic but hope you understand I also brought the book called For The Love of Ollie by Sandy Ross Smith which is slightly diffrent :lol: Aileen

4th August 2006, 12:20 AM
Thanks for the answers :) It's cool you have seen Meredith Johnson-Snyder, Cathy Moon ;) I'm thinking about maybe buy Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Today, it would be very fun to own a lot of cavs books :p

Cathy Moon
4th August 2006, 02:14 AM
Yes, Sheila Smith's is a very good book, and lots of good pictures.