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Maxxs_Mummy
23rd July 2005, 10:46 PM
Harry's Mum couldn't get the pics to load so I'm going to have a try for her - here goes....

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Isn't he just delicious????????[/b]

Cathy T
24th July 2005, 12:08 AM
He's adorable! Too bad he and the kids don't enjoy each other :lol:

Harry & Heidi's mom
24th July 2005, 05:56 AM
Thank you Maxxs_mummy!


well our first night went great, he slept like a baby in his crate, no accidents, no crying, nothing!

this morning he went outside for a wee, but pooped in the house, i think i brought him in too quick!

will take some more pics today and post them later.

Maxxs_Mummy
24th July 2005, 10:00 AM
Any more problems just give me a shout :)

I am sooooooooooooooooooo jealous of you, he is a truly gorgeous little baby. May you all have many happy, healthy years together :) icon_heartthrob icon_thumbsup icon_heartthrob

Mary
24th July 2005, 12:30 PM
Congratulations!! What a cutie!!

Julie
24th July 2005, 02:10 PM
He sure is a cutie.

The kids look like they are pleased to have Harry join their family. :D

Congratulations and good luck.

rory
24th July 2005, 04:26 PM
He's so cute!! How old is he?? He looks big! But that may just be because he's in pictures with children! :lol: Rory was a porker when we got him! :D 7lbs and 10.5 weeks! :shock:

Glad to hear the first night went well ! You'll get to know his schedule better and know when he probably needs to go poo, so you can give him a little extra time in the yard. Congratulations to your family! I can't think of a better addition than a puppy. :D

Harry & Heidi's mom
24th July 2005, 04:58 PM
Hi Rory,

He's almost 14 weeks old, and i think he's tiny, (15 inches long (bottom to tip of nose) and 9 inches high!)

He's had no more accidents, silly mummy :D :roll: ;)

Karlin
24th July 2005, 10:37 PM
Very cute. Some kids are sure going to be happy! :lol:

Just for reference -- that's a big boy all right for 14 weeks -- usually at that age they should just be about 7 lbs (3kg); he looks maybe double that? He looks about the size or maybe even a bit larger than my tri Leo, who is nearly two. Not that it's an issue at all, it just means you will have a big cavalier (unless the dog is older than the breeder was saying). Here's a rule of thumb for size:

http://www.cavaliertalk.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=31

In another two-three weeks he should be about half the weight he will be as an adult, which will give you a good sense of where you will end up. They generally have done most of their growing by a year but continue to add a bit of heft especially males, up to 18 months to 2 years, according to various breeders.

Maxxs_Mummy
24th July 2005, 11:51 PM
Wow Karlin,

That's an interesting article. Maxx is a bigger than average cavalier - everyone says what a big boy he is and he towers over just about every other Cavalier we've ever met!

Anyway, Heather has sent more pics of Harry.....


http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b5/maxxs_mummy/Picture1092.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b5/maxxs_mummy/Picture1093.jpg

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Maxxs_Mummy
24th July 2005, 11:52 PM
He has a very earnest look on his face in the last picture - what was he about to do??????

Karlin
25th July 2005, 12:35 AM
To me that looks like the "I know there's a treat in your hand" look... :lol:

Harry & Heidi's mom
25th July 2005, 07:27 AM
Harry was running over to me for a kiss! cos he just loves his mummy to bits!!

Karlin, Harry is tiny, my rabbits are bigger! maybe i've measured him wrong......
i'm not bothered how big he grows to be, but his breeder said he'd be on the small side.
I have his KC papers that state he was born on the 19th april, so that will make him 14 weeks old tomorrow.
I have just read that link Karlin, and harry was one of 2 pups, his sister died at 4 days old. so maybe thats why he looks so big right now???

Thanks maxxs_mummy for posting those photo's again

Maxxs_Mummy
25th July 2005, 11:00 AM
No wonder Harry loves his kisses so much, I bet his first human Mummy showered him with them. I'm surprised that as he was the only surviving one that she let you have him LOL

If I had a bitch I don't think I could ever let her have a litter - i'd want to keep all of the puppies - hubby would never get a look in then!

My kids (teenagers) are convinced that I'm going to become this mad old woman with 20 dogs who wanders round talking to herself all day & who smells of wee.... Charming eh???? :roll:

Andrea&Diva┬┤s mom
25th July 2005, 02:54 PM
he's ADORABLE !!! icon_heartthrob congrat's with him icon_flowers on the last pic the tail is on full speed "chasing,chasing,chasing," :lol:

Karlin
25th July 2005, 05:01 PM
Yes Laura says they will tend to be larger as puppies if from small litters. Weight is a better guideline too -- it is helpful (and interesting!) to track weights as they grow. Picture angles are always hard to tell too. I'd think 9 inches is tall at three months (adult size is only about 12 inches and he has plenty of growing to do yet!) but some get growth spurts and get all lanky then even out -- they are fun to watch as they grow as it is all different. I'd get a weight for him now and then start tracking -- this is a good idea for general health purposes as it makes it easy to see if there's a problem later on. To be honest though I can't imagine him being 'on the small size' as the breeder said... and with all due respect, I'd wonder a little at her saying this. These are really, really tiny puppies and usually don't start to get any real size til about 6 months old - but a weight measurement will give you a more reliable indication of where he falls and how big he is likely to be. Again size is not an issue! But 'on the small side' for a cavalier means the low end of the breed standard of 13-18lbs -- maybe 13-14 lbs as an adult? Just going by the pics I'd guess he might weigh in at 9-10 already and probably heading for the mid- high 20s as an adult --so if I'm way off you'll know we are just getting confused by picture angles and your breeder is right! :) I know from the Irish rescue folks I work with that sometimes a picture can really not give a sense of size or even of breed!!! :oops:


I sure love those earnest puppy faces! :lol: And love how cavalier puppies have tails that are still all rolled up.

25th July 2005, 07:13 PM
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Harry & Heidi's mom
25th July 2005, 07:27 PM
my daughter is 8 (and average sized)

I'm taking Harry to the vets tomorrow to register him so will have him weighed then.

Harry is not in a good mood right now, we've just had a visit from the dog warden to have his microchip done, and he screamed :cry:

my poor baby

Maxxs_Mummy
25th July 2005, 10:31 PM
Oh poor Harry :~( Could your Vet not have chipped him tomorrow? Maxx was chipped on his 1st visit to Uncle James and he still loves him so it couldn't have hurt that much LOL.

Let us know how he gets on won't you. Is it going to be a family visit? Kids love being involved with anything to do with their new puppies well being, and your kids & Harry are obviously in love with each other :lol:

Harry & Heidi's mom
26th July 2005, 11:37 AM
vet couldn't see harry today, so i'm taking him next week, but they have his details so if i need to see a vet he's on their records.

The dog warden does microchipping for free, so thats why he came to do it, and harry's fine today

rory
26th July 2005, 04:28 PM
Yea - Laura's guidelines are interesting, but obviously not 100% all the time! According to the guidelines, Rory would be 22lbs and he's still only 17 at 17 months. :)

He was very big as a pup and came from a largish litter (5 or 6?). He was 7lbs at 10.5 weeks!! :shock: i was convinced he'd be ginormous, but he just totally slowed down by 8 months and hasn't put on a lot of weight since! I think he was 15lbs at 8 months? Or maybe it was 10 months. I'd have to check the records. I weighed him constantly because I worked in a vet hospital, so just weighed him every time I brought him in. :roll:

Anyway --- he's daaaaaaarling and you're so lucky to have him!! Congrats! How's he getting along w/ the kids?

Karlin
26th July 2005, 06:55 PM
Glad he is doing well, and as rory says, guidelines are only ever guidelines -- your mileage may vary... :lol: .

The dog warden does FREE microchipping? That is fantastic -- sure wish we had that here in Ireland! My vets charge quite a lot for it -- around euro45, which is high as some only charge euro25 or so. I chipped them when they were getting neutered so they were not aware of it being done. Your post reminds me that I should have had Mitzy chipped too today as she was being spayed down in Limerick -- darn, darn, darn.

I still haven't decided on a name for her -- maybe I'll have to have a competition too!! :lol:

Harry & Heidi's mom
26th July 2005, 08:48 PM
yeah it was free, and he came to the house too!!!

Lovely man he was too

rory
27th July 2005, 02:31 AM
Just give the dog a big pile of yummy yummy treats whenever they're getting chipped or vaccinated or poked somehow and they often won't notice at all!!

Karlin - that's soo exciting about Mitzi! We do need a new name for her. What goes with Leo and Jasper? Something from the Great Gatsby? My friend just got a little blenheim girl and named her Darby! So cute!

Karlin
27th July 2005, 12:23 PM
Well, spoke to Niamh this morning and there's bad news. Grace has virtually no eyesight and also is very dependent now on Mitzi so the decision has been made to keep them together. As I can't manage two extra dogs, and am not really in the right set-up to take on a mostly blind dog anyway, I won't be taking Mitzi and the two will probably be kept by someone involved with LAW, as they know it will be hard to home the two together. So it remains me and my boys alone! I was looking forward to a little b&t girl but know it is best for them to stay together in this way.

Maxxs_Mummy
27th July 2005, 10:21 PM
{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Karlin}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} I know how much you were looking forward to having Mitzi to come and live with you, I'm so sorry about this but maybe it is best for Mitzi :cry:

Lindee
27th July 2005, 10:29 PM
Ahhhh! he is ADORABLE! Of course I am partial to tri-boys:)