Any one buying a cavalier puppy would be well advised to do their homework thoroughly.
Originally Posted by sins
This breed has two big health problems and some cavaliers can get ill at a fairly young age. Puppy buyers need to be aware of what questions to ask when they go to see a litter of puppies.
The puppy register coordinators will usually only act as a referral point for club members. Many of them would not see it as their responsibility to check that breeding guidelines have been followed, and some of them may not mention these health problems to the puppy buyer making enquiries.
So be aware, all good breeders should automatically show you heart, eye, and MRI certificates.
There will be some breeders that talk very convincingly about how concerned they are about breeding healthy puppies, but if they do not have those three certificates for both parents, then it is empty words.
Pet buyers have the power to make a difference by supporting responsible breeders.
If you buy from someone who has not tested, you have made it worth their while to not bother.
Cavaliers......Faith, The Ginger Tank and Woody.
Japanese Chins.... Dandy, Benny, Bridgette and Hana.
Remembered with love......... Tommy Tuppence and Fonzi