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Mycavyangels
28th October 2006, 12:04 PM
how much did u guys pay, my cavaliers all cost £600 each

AT
28th October 2006, 12:15 PM
Nothing , we found our first cavalier as a stray & my others where rescues I kept.

Alison_Leighfield
28th October 2006, 12:26 PM
Thats about average I think....they all vary a little bit....with bigger fluctuations for show quality etc.

Just PLEASE all ... don't ever be tempted with a cheeper Puppy Farm/Mill puppy, or those in Free Ads etc or those with Mobile phone numbers offering delivery... :( Walk the other way even if your heart strings are pulling.... :(


Alison, Wilts, U.k.

LauraD
28th October 2006, 03:24 PM
A lot of $, but he is worth it! :D

Maxxs_Mummy
28th October 2006, 03:28 PM
I didn't pay anywhere near what he has meant to me over the last 7 years :lotsaluv:

Charlie was free as he was a rescue that they were having problems rehoming but he's cost me a darned sight more than buying a couple of pups ever since hahahaha - he's worth it though and I wouldn't be without him. Especially when like this morning, he jumped on my bed, kissed my nose twice and then rolled over to have his belly tickled :lol: - when he first came here no one could get near him and he'd most certainly never have willingly come and kissed us :(

Jen
28th October 2006, 03:32 PM
Abbey was free, she was a rescue of sorts--some friends of friends looking for a good home for her and we we're looking for a Cavalier so it worked out perfect! :lotsaluv:

Mic
28th October 2006, 05:18 PM
How much? LOTS, but I've gotten more in return.
My first (m, b&t) was $1500. I thought I'd done my research, but was duped by a byb pro. (The breeder is listed on the second post in this thread: http://www.cavaliertalk.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=414 )Her scam was busted and she was convicted, but that didn't help me any. Rainbow Bridge.

My second (m, b&t) was $1800 and from a very reputable breeder who travels to shows all over the US. Rainbow Bridge.

My third (f, r) joined our family when she was 10 months as an owner surrender/rescue. Didn't cost me a dime.

My fourth (m, b&t) cost $1400 from another reputable breeder who also shows and is very active in ckcs club rescue.

Barbara Nixon
28th October 2006, 05:36 PM
Monty was £180 , 10 years ago-cheap

Izzy was £230. 9 years ago-very cheap considering his sire-1st time breeder

Joly was £350 3 years ago -same breeder

Teddy £500 , 3 years ago. More than the breeder would have charged but to keep the pups she had to pay the breeding terms owner the going rate for her sales, He is champion sired and the breeding terms person is a top breeder.

emsley
28th October 2006, 05:40 PM
Toby was £300, 4 years ago
Chloe was from a rescue home - fee was £60 plus we gave £40 donation :flwr:

RockNRollCav
28th October 2006, 05:57 PM
Corgan was a steal in the US - $850. Of course, now I realize that his breeder wasn't up to par and next time I want a puppy I'll be more scrutinizing of breeders before selecting a puppy. Of course, the next Cav I get will probably be a rescue - which is what we wanted this time, but didn't have the right resources to find places like Lucky Star, etc!! We love our little guy to pieces though, and wouldn't trade him for the world!!

cabs1982
28th October 2006, 07:09 PM
I paid $1,200.00 for Berna in August and I have absolutely no regrets about it-- I love her and she's worth every penny! :)

judy
28th October 2006, 07:43 PM
When i first saw Zack i was told he was $1250. I had been interested in another pup they had, a blenheim female who was $1500, and i didn't decide right away.

Also, i was trying to arrange with another person to see a blenheim male, trying to arrange a time with the breeder when i could come see him, and she didn't quote a price but made clear that it would be over $2000, she said she couldn't remember what they had decided, the pup's parents, grandparents and great grandparents were all clear of early onset MVD, only one of them, a 10 year old grandparent, had a very mild murmur, the puppy had an undescended testicle.

But of all the pups i saw, which included others besides those i mentioned, and were all in the $1500 to $2000 plus range, while they were all cute and most were sweet, only Zack really captured my heart, and when i went back to see him a second time, still not fully decided, i was told they decided to change the price to $900 because he has non-standard or not desireable markings.

While i don't love spending any more money than i have to, so in a way that was a good thing that they lowered the price, it actually caused me to hesitate more before buying him. I was informed that a cavalier should cost at least $2000, anything less would not be from a reputable source, although price alone, no matter how high, was no guarantee that the source was reputable.

So, although i don't love spending so much money, i felt that a lower price was a strike against a dog. And i kept looking. But i loved Zack, i kind of resisted and fought the urge to get him for all the right reasons, and tried to find another dog, but finally bought him for $900.

I was so reluctant to buy a cavalier who didn't meet high standards that i made a trip out to where zack was (pretty long drive) with the cash in my pocket, played with him, continued to love him, but still walked away that day without buying him, for all the right reasons, i never mentioned to the woman that i had the money on me and i told her i was still thinking about it. But I did buy him, about three days later, for $900, and then spent another $1100 on vet bills the first month :?

It was veterinary misdiagnosis rather than having bought a "cheap" cavalier that was the cause of the medical bills though. He had a very benign common easily and cheaply treatable condition that was not caught by several vets for over a month. In fact, the woman i got him from told me the first day what was wrong with him and sent me medication to cure it, but i ended up choosing to trust the vets instead.

My daughter's cavalier, Belle, who i consider to be "my" cavalier too in a way, cost $2000.

misty
28th October 2006, 08:05 PM
How's this for inflation over the years:

My puppies:

Misty £85 in 1987
Cracker £220 in 1992 but show quality
Cailean £300 in 2000 very inbred, hence low price

Pre-owned:

Declan £100 in 2001 2/12 years old
Bradley £110 in 2006 Many Tears Rescue
Topsy N/A in 2006 permanent foster dog

woohoo - can't believe I've had the pleasure of owning all these Cavi's.

Can't believe I've got 3 now either :) :) :)

alibunnylady
28th October 2006, 10:28 PM
Bertie was £350 in September this year. He's not KC registered or anything and unfortunately, no health checks were done by the breeder so I have yet to see if he develops any of the nasties that some suffer from.

I am suspicious as to whether there might have been some puppy farming going on at some stage where I got him from, have heard things since getting him though it certainly didn't seem like a puppy farm when I visited.

My only regret is that I might have funded an unscrupulous breeder but as for Bertie, not one single regret, he's the best thing that's happened to me in a long time.

Alison

Janine
28th October 2006, 11:18 PM
Katy was £300 in 1999. Emma was £350 in 2002. Both came from the same breeder. I got her name from the UK CKCS club. Both dogs are KC registered and came with puppy insurance. She does all health checks and is very caring and responsible. She keeps in touch with all her puppy owners and both dogs receive a card from her each year on their birthdays. Judging by what others have paid my two girls were a steal! I am very happy with this breeder and if I wanted another Cavalier I would go to her without hesitation.

Janine

molly+charlies mum
28th October 2006, 11:25 PM
molly was £495 in 2003,charlie was £395 in 2005

SHANO
28th October 2006, 11:40 PM
The puppy I will be getting will be $1500, plus about $200 for me to fly to Ohio and get him. From everything I can find so far, she is a reputable breeder.

Chelle
29th October 2006, 04:48 AM
We paid $1300 for Bella, she was my birthday present from DH.

Best birthday present I've ever received! :luv:

Cupcake Love
29th October 2006, 04:52 AM
Cupcake was $1300 and was my Christmas gift from the husband last year. Nacho, on the other hand, was "free" and was given to us by Cupcake's breeder as payment for all her medical costs. We in turn gave Nacho to my parents and he is now their favorite child. :lol:

merlinsmum
29th October 2006, 01:02 PM
Merlin was £500 in 2005, Oakley £600 in 2006 - both from the same breeder - they have the same doggy mummy.

matties mum
29th October 2006, 07:18 PM
Mattie was 250 pounds in1991? he came from a puppy farm which until later I did not find out but he was quite ill but I would not send him back there
Rocky was 300 pounds in 1998 again from soneoneI knew
Barney came from a friend and was 325 pounds.
Aileen

moniechris
29th October 2006, 08:05 PM
Wesley was $795. He was "discounted" from the original $1400 because he was older when we got him (6 months) and also had extreme kennel cough. We had to take him to get nebulized twice a day for two weeks (no fun). We haven't had any health problems with him since and he is almost three. He is healthy as a horse!

Cody was free because he was a gift from my mother in law. The best present EVER!!

selina
30th October 2006, 05:37 AM
Jeremy was $650 AUS. About standard for where I live. Got him from a reputable breeder and he is just great. Am thinking of getting another one next year.

StacyC
1st November 2006, 04:07 AM
I was sitting the other day with both dogs on my lap, and was thinking, whoa, I have about $3500 worth of dog sitting on my lap right now. Charlie was about $1500, but he was a present, and my little Darla Doodle was, gulp, $1800. I can't believe I paid that much... Oh well, she's worth it!!

lorin
1st November 2006, 04:16 AM
Izzy and Abby were $1000 each.

Baileyboy
1st November 2006, 02:21 PM
Bailey was £350 in April this year.

I was not suspicious at the time but my vet informed me he was from a puppy farm as he reconised the address on his vaccination form.

My only regret is that I might have funded an unscrupulous breeder.

Littlemiss
3rd November 2006, 06:10 AM
Hops was $750 AUS. We bought him from a fantastic breeder with full papers etc.
I can easily say that I don't know how we ever managed without our baby :)

BarbMazz
3rd November 2006, 01:07 PM
Well, I think I *win when it comes to what's been paid for the dogs! Bentley and Clancy were each $2,000. :yikes
It may be a dubious honor! icon_whistling

However, they are both worth each and every cent! I do feel as though their breeder earns it. She does so much in the way of testing and research.

WoodHaven
3rd November 2006, 01:29 PM
Well, I think I *win when it comes to what's been paid for the dogs! Bentley and Clancy were each $2,000. :yikes
It may be a dubious honor! icon_whistling

However, they are both worth each and every cent! I do feel as though their breeder earns it. She does so much in the way of testing and research.

I too have two thousand for a pet cavalier-- He is wonderful and his breeder is a good friend and a mentor.

mishmosh
5th November 2006, 05:25 PM
I'm paying £550 for my ruby next week. I'm trying to knock her down as it turns out he has a minor umbilical hernia and may need an operation.

I paid £350 for my old Cavalier in 1994 (RIP)

Denise G.
5th November 2006, 05:50 PM
I'm in the $2,000 club, too. I decided to pay that only because Mia has good bloodlines and parents, grandparents are healthy and have won championships, etc., blah, blah, blah... I just wanted a healthy girl and she's been worth every penny!!

Her breeder sent me pictures of her sisters, one from her litter and one from a previous litter. They all look identical--so cute!!

molly
5th November 2006, 06:32 PM
Geeez....here in Northeast US, most good breeders are asking $2500 - 3000. It is also unfortunately why so many people go to BYB/puppy millers where the price is so much cheaper. They don't know all the horrors and just want a pup without breaking the budget.

enchantingdragon
5th November 2006, 11:10 PM
Every breeder I have asked so far has been in the $2,000-$3,000 range. Since Im still hunting around for a breeder I have been contacting mostly breeders listed on the CKCSC.org breeder list but I agree with Molly that it might just because we live in the Northeast and everything is more expensive in this area. Still Id rather pay more to get the healthiest puppy from a good respectable breeder then a sick cheaper puppy from a puppy farm

Cathy T
6th November 2006, 12:50 AM
Here in So Cal the going price is minimum $2000. You're right...the price is what causes many people who want a Cavalier to go to a BYB. Unfortunate but true. Also unfortunate that most likely the dog will cost them much more than that financially and emotionally in the long run.

judy
6th November 2006, 06:16 AM
in addition to the price, or even independent of the price, there are some other reasons for buying from backyard breeders or breeders who aren't strict on health tests. A high price certainly does not guarantee a "reputable breeder" in the sense of strict health testing and careful breeding. There are lots of disreputable breeders charging top dollar, and people willing to pay, thinking that paying such a price is what will guarantee a quality dog. Lots of people think that they are buying from a reputable source, just out of being innocently naive.

Speaking from my experience, the learning curve about how to buy a cavalier is steep and it's a lot to absorb. Before getting a cavalier, i had gotten my dogs from the pound or similar sources, and just chose a dog because i liked the dog, simply, and not even thinking about health issues.

It was really more than i could grasp when, during my search for a cavalier, someone counseled me on how to buy a dog from a reputable breeder and said it might take a year or two. I desperately wanted to share my life with a dog and I really could not compute that part, the part about not having a dog to come home to and go places with for some indefinite amount of time with no guarantees.

intellectually i could understand the importance of health testing, but even though i had an initial knowledge about that, it was superficial. I didnt' really grasp what it meant to do this for the good of the breed for some time after being introduced to the idea and imagining that i understood it.

In the beginning i knew nothing about distinctions between brokers, byb and reputable breeders, although i did know about puppy mills, having seen a TV documentary about them years before, so was permanently turned off to buying a dog from a pet store. But other than that, i thought the obvious thing was to look on the web and find someone to buy a dog from. It was just a fluke that i ended up learning more than that, learning about what it meant to buy from a reputable breeder, before i got a dog, i could've easily not encountered the person who educated me about that, i mean, i'm sure there are plenty of people who have the kind of frame of mind i had before meeting that person, and who buy dogs innocently because they think it would be wonderful to have a dog and don't know about what to be cautious about.

The broker i got Zack from sold dogs for one breeder in another state, she was a stay at home mom with three little kids, a big spacious yard, lots of happy dogs of all ages running around, the back door open, dogs running in and out of the house, a warm friendly environment, good supervision of dogs and kids, well socialized puppies learning about house training, nice sincere woman, her home always open for visits. For someone so new to the cavalier issues, it wasn't that easy to grasp the problem.

i know there are a lot of people who are willing to spend a lot and believe a high price will guarantee a quality dog. Just today, i had to have the ISP cable guy come because of internet problems. He liked Zack, was petting him, i asked him if he had a dog, he said yes, a Pomeranian that weighs 6 pounds. He said it was an expensive dog. He volunteered that it cost $2300. I asked if that breed had any health issues. He said no. I dont' know if they do. But i suspect that he didn't look into it because he answered vaguely, as if it were an odd question i was asking.

I've heard so many stories from people who bought cavaliers, thinking their breeder was reputable only to find out later that the high standards were not met, and lots of these people paid a lot for their puppies. There is just so much to learn and then, even after learning various facts, it's still a lot to grasp, and speaking for myself, for someone who came from a nonpurebred culture, who actually preferred mutts for their uniqueness, and other presumed or imagined qualities, much of it was really beyond my comprehension due to the foreigness from my preexisting experiences and mind set.

Even still, there's a lot i don't understand about breeding and the good of the breed and what is best for the health of the dogs in terms of breeding. There are some kinks in my understanding that need straightening out.

cavimom
6th November 2006, 03:35 PM
Lily was $700 from a Breeder in Alabama. I got a $50 discount for the overbite. Not that big a break if you ask me. Oh well. This seemed about an average range for the breed near me. I am in florida and could not find a breeder without having to travel. So we drove 5 hours north to Birmingham to get our precious girl!

enchantingdragon
6th November 2006, 04:10 PM
I totally agree with you Judy in that an expensive dog doesnt necessary mean quality or a good breeder in anyway. I guess Im coming from a different perspective as I have always wanted a puppy but have never had one. Growing up my mom was and still is terrified of all creatures great and small so I lived a pet free existance for 25 years. So that gave me a lot of time to research and look into all different kind of dog breeds and figure out what was the best for me as well as where to buy one from. I have spent the last year contacting and trying to meet up with breeders within a 3 state radius of me. I knew from research that many breeders breed infrequently and so waiting lists are long and prices are high if you are looking into a good breeder who takes time to breed for health, temperment, and adherence to the breed standard. I knew I would be waiting for a pup and possibly traveling a great distance to obtain it but thats all been fine for me. Ive waited 25 years I can wait a little longer. In the end what Im hoping is to find a breeder that I feel comfortable with and who I know is a good breeder breeding for the breed's best interest. I hope to build a long term relationship with this breeder as I know I will be a life time Cavy owner and lover and learn from them. Since Im still young and my only family hasnt even begun I know this is just a look into the distant future but I do hope one day that maybe I can take all the knowledge and experience I have garnered throughout the years and take it to work toward the betterment of this lovely breed.

Alison_Leighfield
6th November 2006, 06:37 PM
in addition to the price, or even independent of the price, there are some other reasons for buying from backyard breeders or breeders who aren't strict on health tests.

Oh Judy, :flwr:

please re-think about this......with the health issues in the breed as they are with MVD & SM so widespread etc don't we owe it to these little guys to try and breed from health checked parents ALWAYS...after all who wants to see sick pups? it is well known that these type of breeders are more for the $&£ then the pups themselves....

Perhaps in the U.S your backyard breeders are different than in the U.K???....I know your Puppy Mills are the same as our Puppy Farms....AWFUL STINKING HOLES OF HELL....please don't ever buy from either, there are good breeders doing the very best in breeding...support them, they are trying so hard to care for this enchanting, beautiful breed.

Alison, Wilts, U.K.

judy
6th November 2006, 07:15 PM
..Oh Judy, :flwr:

please re-think about this......with the health issues in the breed as they are with MVD & SM so widespread etc don't we owe it to these little guys to try and breed from health checked parents ALWAYS...after all who wants to see sick pups? it is well known that these type of breeders are more for the $&£ then the pups themselves.......


yes, sorry, what i said was misleading--i don't mean i'm advocating buying from backyard breeders and brokers. I think enchanting dragon who wrote the post above provides the ideal example of how to buy a cavalier. I'm just saying that the reasons people don't buy a cavalier in that way, especially people new to the world of cavaliers, is a complex thing, and it's not always simply a matter of trying to get a lower price. I think a lot of people pay a high price to non-reputable sellers, and trusting in the quality of the dogs at least in part because of paying such a high price, and not unreasonably for the many of us out here who were not familiar with the world of the cavalier before deciding to get one. Even after researching, there is so much to absorb, there is a whole emotional side to it that when experienced, teaches the lesson of "the good of the breed" in a way that just words on paper can't.

Clearly, no cavalier should be bought from a seller who has not had parents health tested, and has waited past the point of early onset MVD to breed, and health histories of grandparents and great grandparents should be known and should be good, in order to breed a cavalier, as i understand with heartbreaking clarity now. SM screening practices are needed, MRIs are vital. Ideally puppy buyers would insist on these thing. It seems to be a matter of the information about cavalier breeding and health needing wider and wider dissemination.

Something i am fuzzy on is questions about inbreeding cavaliers to achieve a certain head shape or as once came up on these boards, to eliminate umbilical hernias--does this kind of reduction of the gene pool cause more likelihood of unanticipated genetic disease in these guys? Will they have to pay a heavy price in order to have a certain look or gait? Or to have "perfection" of various kinds? Or is breeding for appearance safe and without risk for the future of the breed as long as the known health problems are screened for and eliminated from breeding stock?

As Karlin has said elsewhere in discussing the problems of someone wanting to jump into breeding cavaliers without knowledge, this is such a complex and vast subject, and the more i try to learn, the more questions remain unanswered in my mind, it seems. Is breeding for perfection and purity safe? i've read in histories of the breed in the 20th century that it was breeding efforts to achieve a certain specific look that caused the now epidemic frequency of early onset MVD. Is that true?

If it is true, or partially true, then a solution would be to not breed just those dogs with MVD, while still trying to achieve the look with the apparently heart clear dogs. So even though the gene pool would still be being reduced, would that be safe? Or is that somethign that can be known in advance?

mishmosh
6th November 2006, 08:22 PM
why are they twice the price in teh USA?

enchantingdragon
6th November 2006, 08:39 PM
Im not sure mishmosh My only speculative guess is that they arent as common in the US as in England where I hear they are the number 1 toy breed. In the US they are still not that popular so there are less breeders breeding. Im not really sure but thats just a guess :p

Linda
7th November 2006, 12:08 AM
When I got Dudley I paid $1200.00 Cdn when I bought Darby from the same breeder he was $1400.00 Cdn.

I once asked my breeder why they are so expensive in the US and she said that the demand was much higher therefore the breeders could ask more for them.

Daisy's Mom
7th November 2006, 04:30 AM
I paid $1600 for Daisy. That's a lot for a pet quality, restricted registration IMO, but I feel very good about the breeder. She gave me all the eye and heart checks on the mother and father, as well as OFA info of related dogs. The sire's owner is a well-known breeder who I saw written up in a national magazine as doing lots of work with MVD in the breed. I checked the pedigree back as far as I could, finding several long-lived heart-clear dogs. SM, of course, is still a crap shoot, and I worry about that all the time.


My dh thought I was literally insane for paying that, but I just couldn't risk getting a dog, falling in love with it and then having it develop severe health problems and/or dying before its time and breaking my heart and my kids'. I also knew that if there were health problems, those would be expensive to deal with, so it was a little bit of "pay now or pay later" rationalization, too. And the absolute last thing I would ever want to do is put any money into the pockets of anyone who was being cruel to these sweet little dogs (e.g., puppy millers).

I wish this breed didn't have the double whammy of having significant health problems AND being so expensive. It definitely weeds out the non-committed. I had my heart set on a Cavalier for so long, and waited for so long for the right time that I just decided I wasn't going to settle for anything else. I know I would love any dog I got, but I didn't want to look at a sweet little doggie and think "...if only you were a Cavalier..." :D

Badenville Jorja
7th November 2006, 05:09 AM
Wow... i cant believe how expensive they are over in the US. Here in Aus the average for a pet puppy is around the $500AUD... of course goes up to around the $800AUD

We only paid $650 for Jorja who has her main register etc and even though her parents are not Champions, all her grandparents are.

But when it comes down to it, 15yrs of joy from a Cav is worth much much more than even $2000USD if you ask me :)

cavimom
7th November 2006, 04:35 PM
So if, well, when I decide to get another Cav, what are the possibilities for someone in the USA to get one from overseas??? Yes, everyone is right, they aren't as popular here. not yet anyways....

Daisy's Mom
7th November 2006, 05:09 PM
It's funny you say that because that's what my husband said we should do -- get a plane ticket to England, buy a Cavalier and bring them back with us. I don't know what the quarantine issues would be, if any. It seems like it would almost be cost-feasible to do that. Or if you had a friend who was coming to the U.S. have them bring one with them! :)

WoodHaven
7th November 2006, 05:20 PM
It's funny you say that because that's what my husband said we should do -- get a plane ticket to England, buy a Cavalier and bring them back with us. I don't know what the quarantine issues would be, if any. It seems like it would almost be cost-feasible to do that. Or if you had a friend who was coming to the U.S. have them bring one with them! :)

Tickets to England over two years ago-791.00 each rt
A week in London, visit crufts and Devon -- Don't ask $$-- Hotels are expensive and food is twice what it cost here (at the store even).
Pick up pup -- priceless Well actually I figured the cost (groan)--- and THEY do charge you to bring the pup on the plane.

You can bring IN a dog to the states-- It is more difficult to bring a dog TO England __ they don't have rabies problems there.

You have to find a reputable breeder -- sometimes health testing isn't done --- you would have much of the same issues.

cavimom
8th November 2006, 12:39 AM
Okay, so maybe I will stick to just getting my babes here in the US! Flying over and all the expenses, no way can I afford that! Anyone coming to Florida? :)

Maxwell&me
8th November 2006, 01:02 AM
Im About $100.00 shy of the 2 grand club~
:yikes

But Ill tell you, an healthy, happy Puppy who brings more joy than one can imagine......and the rest I get knowing there will be no $ 3000.00 Surgerys for Lux Pat....Priceless.
:D

BarbMazz
8th November 2006, 01:05 AM
Okay, so maybe I will stick to just getting my babes here in the US! Flying over and all the expenses, no way can I afford that! Anyone coming to Florida? :)

It would be an excuse to go to England or Ireland, though! I loved it there and I'd happily use a puppy as an excuse to go back, ANYtime!

WoodHaven
8th November 2006, 01:09 AM
Okay, so maybe I will stick to just getting my babes here in the US! Flying over and all the expenses, no way can I afford that! Anyone coming to Florida? :)

It would be an excuse to go to England or Ireland, though! I loved it there and I'd happily use a puppy as an excuse to go back, ANYtime!

That is why we decided to go-- but renting a car (ouch) gas (ok, I won't grip about US gas prices again) driving on the wrong side of the road, driving in downtown London and going thru the congestion zone without a tag (OUCH)-- I just missed my home and dogs sooooo bad. We got to the room - looked at each other and said " I just want to be home". We decided right then and there we were homebodies who LOVE their home, family, dogs. That was the last time we left for longer than a weekend.

cavimom
8th November 2006, 01:11 AM
I have always dreamed of going to Ireland. And the company I work for is called Finbar - named after St. Finbarre's - and is owned by an Irish man. (Also, my mother's significant other) So, maybe one day we can make a "company trip" and I can get me another Cav!

BarbMazz
8th November 2006, 01:50 AM
I have always dreamed of going to Ireland. And the company I work for is called Finbar - named after St. Finbarre's - and is owned by an Irish man. (Also, my mother's significant other) So, maybe one day we can make a "company trip" and I can get me another Cav!

I vote that you go for it! Hubby and I took a driving trip through Ireland, staying at B & B's along the way. The countryside is beautiful and the people we met were very, very friendly. More than a few times we were joined by locals in pubs at lunch or dinner. Very good conversation..we felt very welcome. I have indelible memories of our time there.