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    The background of cavaliers is very important if you are buying one from a breeder. There's such a high incidence of severe and potentially costly medical issues -- in particular MVD -- that you want a breeder who cardiac tests breeding stock and health tests generally, and knows how to select the right pedigrees (all dogs bring some 'bad genes' into any potential mix and you don;t want to get two sets of the bad genes, nor do you want one of the parents to be known to suffer from any health issue).

    The difference in life expectancy of a cavalier from breeder who breeds for heart health and one who doesn't can be a third the length of the dog's life, so this is a very significant element. Many dogs with early onset MVD die of heart failure by age 6 or 7.

    That's why it is really important not to breed without understanding all the health and genetic issues, and why it is important to look for a breeder who breeds for health when seeking a puppy. Taking on a rescue dog or a dog needing rehoming is another issue, but I would never, ever go to a breeder who isn't knowledgable on health issues in the breed and working to keep lines as free as possible from ailments. In Ireland it is very easy to end up with a puppy farm cavalier of extremely poor quality so anyone buying in this market needs to be very vigilant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stacey
    She rang yesterday and decided to keep the pup and when she is away she is going to leave her in kennels . I wished her the best of luck and offered my help if she needed it .
    I know this is an oldish thread but I just wanted to say I totally relate stacey. We lost our dog 2 months ago and out of the blue a friend rang to say her mother was selling her cavalier. The reason was they had a child with a disability and could not keep the dog indoors. The lady felt bad and thought others could give him a better home. She'd heard about us and told Rebecca to ask us if we'd be interested. It just so happened that at the time I was down in Waterford, over 3 hours from where I live, and that's where the dog was. Seemed like fate. I got all excited at the thought but then she decided she couldn't part with him after all. I don't blame her... I thought it weird she wanted to sell, but it really brought back the longing for a new friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce H
    Sounds like you already know the answer! Do you know anything about the breeder, the lines, etc.

    BTW, in all the litters we have had, we have NEVER had someone come out to the house, look at the litter and the rest of the adults, and go home without a puppy. I've always said, puppies are as addictive as cocaine.
    Oh come on now Bruce... how long have you had Cavaliers for and how long? Surely you know by now that you can have rehab for a cocaine addiction but you can't for Cav addiction - it just gets worse as time goes on

    Stacey, I'm so sorry it didn't work out for your new pup but when the time is right, fate will intervene. It took me 18mths to find my Maxx and from the time we got him we'd been looking for another. We've had Charlie for 7mths now and Maxx is nearly 7! Don't give up hope

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    Well?
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    Hi every one i havent been on line for a while now cos i have been very unwell so trying to sort myself out . Unfortunately i didnt get that cavalier but i did get a pup who was in need of a home and even though he isnt a cavalier he is beautifull and has helped me these past few weeks. He is a lovely collie x jr and i got him from the pound . My sister and my brother took two aswell . So i hope me and max are still ok to visit ye and i hope some time in the future i just might get that cavalier pup i have been wishing for. Sorry i havent been updating this but i just couldnt get myself to get up to do much this last week or two.

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    Oh sorry to hear you haven't been well but glad you are feeling better! Also that's fantastic that you got a poundie, and that the pup will have friends from your brother and sister's dogs! Sounds like a great match all around.
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    Good for you for getting a poundie pup!! That's super news. And of course you're still welcome here!!
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    Thanks . I just went out to pound by chance and there he was he has been great company for me while i was sick . He is great . Made his home out of the kids play house out the back. He will not sleep inside the house he likes sleeping out side he was used to it where he lived before. He is nearly house trained a really great addition to the family my kids love him. Even my hubby is loving the way he sleeps at his feet when he is on the computer he has a really soft spot for him . .

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    i'm really happy for you and doggie max Stacey. collies are a favorite of mine, and any version of them. if you can post a photo of him, please do.
    your cavalier will come along some day too when the time is right. glad you're feeling better enough to return...

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