I felt the same way after getting my first cavalier. Pippin was 5 months old when I got him. He learned all his commands quickly and his house break training went very smoothly. I went back to the same breeder when Pippin was 10 months old and she had a new litter. Merry came home 2 months later when Pippin was 1 year old. The two of them are now best friends. They sleep together and play together. It is very sweet.
Charleen and Cav's: Pippin (ruby male), Merry (b&t female), Luke (blenheim male) & Jolly (tri male puppy)