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    I have four boys who range from wanting just the odd ear rub, to can't get rid of him, but have never had female cavaliers. The boys are more affectionate than my female springers were, though.

    The sex topic was discussed among another cavalier group and most people prefered dogs; even show people, because the males keep their coats better. Of coure, this wouldn't apply if the female was spayed. People who prefered bitches tended to be those who had only had experience of bitches or those who didn't like boys' rude bits.

    I think you lose your preference for certain colours as you meet more cavaliers. At first I only liked Blenheims or tris, avoiding rubies,as Monty's breeder said she found them less robust. The few black and tans , I'd seen, had the type of eyebrows which made them look grumpy, so I didn't fancy those either.

    Having met or seen lovely examples of all four colours, I would now happily have any one of them. Oddly, since speaking to Monty's breeder I have only seen chunky rubies and none of the little fragile ones.
    Barbara, Monty, Joly and Teddy.

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    Having met or seen lovely examples of all four colours, I would now happily have any one of them. Oddly, since speaking to Monty's breeder I have only seen chunky rubies and none of the little fragile ones.
    Hi Barbara

    Here is a picture of my Darby's mom, I don't think she is a chunky girl.


    I have my breeders permission to post her picture, so no worries.

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    Before we bought our first cavalier, we liked tri-color best, then blenheim.

    We bought a tri female puppy first, and she is such a loving girl, never aloof! In social situations, she personally greets every person in the room - it's amazing to see how much she loves each and every one. She is so gentle with children - even toddlers - she will kiss their hands and wag her tail and never try to jump at them.

    We also have a blenheim male and a b&t female who we love as much as our tri, and someday I'm hoping to have a ruby. I will let the ruby pick me, and not worry about gender.

    But as I've gotten to know more cavaliers, I realize it isn't the gender, or the color - it really is the dog. Each cavalier is different and I do think it's nice to let the puppy pick you. Our first puppy picked us!
    Cathy Moon
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    I always wanted a boy which seemed odd to a lot of people. When we got Duncan, blenheim and tri were the only colors I was really familar with. I had seen the whole colors but wasn't too interested.

    Just recently when we decided to get our second. We debated between girl and boy quite a lot but decided that two neutered boys would suite us. And after being on this board, I just fell in love with the rubies (TedBear and Darby really stole my heart...no offense to all of you other beautiful ruby boys)

    I couldn't be happier with my two snuggle bugs. They lay lengthwise along my leg all night long and then every morning I get one on each side for a 1/2 hour back rub (they aren't spoiled, promise!! )

    I do believe my boys to be perfect but I think the best advice is to choose the puppy that best suites the personality you are looking for and the one that chooses you right back!
    Ashley - Mom to Duncan (4 years/blenheim) and Arthur (3 years/ruby)

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    I don't think you can generalize along color or gender lines. We have had many many dogs over the years, each with their own unique personalities, some smarter than others, some more affectionate. We currently have 3 boys/1 girl. They are all super affectionate and outgoing. Each has their own special personality and we love em all! Our smallest, the girl, is the boss!
    Molly and Murphy (tri), Katie (ruby), Casey (B/T),Spike the wonder pup (tri), Suzie (tri) and Penny (blen)

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    I have a boy and a girl and they have totally different personalities. We got Riley first (blenheim female) and Fletcher (Ruby Male) followed a few months later.

    Riley is very independent and loves you on her terms. She is super sweet in the mornings (I think because she wants me to get up and get her breakfast ) . I adore her, and she likes to snuggle but not near as much as Fletcher. She is content to lay by herself or do her own thing most of the time.

    Fletcher is (as the girls above said) in love with me. He is much more affectionate and lovey dovey than Riley. He has to either be by my side or Rileys or he gets upset. So i have to agree with the saying (the girls love you, but the boys are in love with you). At least that is true in my case, but I'm sure all cavs are different! But I love them all and I think all the colors are just wonderful!

    Good luck with your choice!
    Heather, Fletcher (Ruby Male) & Riley (stinky sock lover) (Blenheim Female)
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    After researching many, many breeds, I decided that cavaliers would be the perfect addition to our family. Ironically, I'd never seen one until after I made the decision that I "had to" get one. I love black and tans because their coats seem so shiny and their markings are similar to those big rotties and dobies - but the cavs are such little love bugs.

    To be honest, my first cav was a boy 'cause the breeder (who has since been convicted of illegal business practices and forbidden to sell dogs now ) priced males a bit lower than females. Bailey was the ALPHA, a barker, biter, OCD, and food protective...all very un-cavalier traits.

    Well, after learning my lesson (the hard way), I went about getting my second cav a bit differently. I researched the heck out of breeders, and then I let her decide which pup she felt would be best for us. She knew I wanted a b&t, but the only thing I insisted was NOT getting the alpha. Cosmo was the sweetest little guy! He adored me and the feeling was mutual.

    Cav #3 came to us the same way; the breeder made the selection based on my desire to have a b&t and my insistence to NOT have the alpha. He's the perfect match and has to be snuggling with me all the time.

    Cav#4 was an owner surrender; a female ruby. Although she has some issues, she wants to be near me at all times...but not necessarily snuggling. She's a bit different than my other cavs, but I don't think it has anything to do with the fact that she's a ruby or female. She came from a loving, though less than ideal first home, and I think that made her a bit fearful. But she's a love.

    I think I want a tri next...or a blen...but I'll probably have to get a new husband first!

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    Thanks everyone for your responses. I love hearing about how you guys picked your own pups. I must admit after only being on this site for a few days I have a growing fondness for the black and tan pups now. Im sure its only a matter of time before the Rubys grow on me too. I do appreciate all your insights though in helping this newbie

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    I have found that my male and female cavs are exact opposites. My male is very timid and shy. He is small and slim. He is also a one woman man (that woman being me! ) He is very attached to me and I am told that when I am not there he looks for me until I come home.

    My female, on the other hand, is her own woman. She is strong and confident. She does not have to be doing what everyone else is doing. She is content finding her own way to do things. But, when all is said and done, she is just as much as a lovebug as my male is, if not more cuddly and sweet. She is the first to fall asleep on me at night and loves cuddling up to me.

    As far as I am concerned with cavs, there is no wrong choice. I am totally in love with both of my dogs' personality and color!
    Lindsay
    Proud mom of Spencer (tri), Izzy (blen), Tilly (tri) and Howie the cava-cat

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    Oh and I wasnt sure if people thought this but I dont think color has anything to do with temperment, behavior, etc I was just curious to see what color people fancied as we all have a favorite. My personal fav is a tri but Im open to the best puppy for me and thus will pick the puppy not the color. Just want to see what your personal fav is thats all

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