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bunni
21st February 2008, 12:37 PM
Hi everybody. I'm new to this so still figuring out how to use it. lol.

Anyway, my name is Rachel and im 21. I dont have any dogs yet but im looking to adopt a cav so if anyone has any advice to help me that would be great. Thanks. :)

hbmama
21st February 2008, 04:06 PM
Hi Rachel! icon_welcome Glad to have you here. These boards are addicting and you won't find a better resource for how to locate a reputable breeder and learn about these wonderful dogs. Read as much as you can to prepare you for your search, and please please please do not buy a puppy from a pet store or from someone advertising in the newspaper. These are most certainly puppy mill dogs who are bred for profit only, and never for health, conformation or temperament.:(

Many people wait several months or up to a year or longer for a pet quality pup from breeders who show their dogs and spend ALOT of money and effort health testing their dogs. There is a wealth of information going into more depth on this site.

Good luck with your research and will look forward to hearing about your cavalier when the time comes!!!

bunni
22nd February 2008, 01:15 PM
thanks for your help. I defo will not be buying a pup. I really want to adopt and i would prefare a dog to a pup but thanks. I'll be checking out all the information I can on this site.:)

Karlin
22nd February 2008, 01:27 PM
If you are based in Ireland, I run Irish Cavalier Rescue, www.ckcsrescue.com. Have a look at the site which will give you more info. :)

Cleo's Person
22nd February 2008, 01:31 PM
icon_welcome to the board! Good luck with your search.:paw: