Firstly, please try not to judge me too harshly, though I completely understand if you do. I bought August from someone who was in need of the money (greatly discounted) for various reasons, and despite how stupid it was to do so - he is my responsibility now, so I am living with my poor decision.
Basically, I wish to know what you think about August being 100% pure Cavalier.
Here is a simple time line to sum things up (as I managed to lose the text of my original post, thanks Firefox!):
-July 15th, contacted "breeder" whose information read, "Wormed and vet checked. Partly house trainned. Both parents can be seen. I have mums papers cant find dads hence the price. Ready to go"
-July 16th - August 1st, communicated various times via phone with the "breeder." Became apparent that it was an accidental breeding, and I saw these photos:
The Mother and August:
I was immediately worried about the very long muzzle and the fact that he just did not look right at all, but my partner did not understand my concerns so I thought that I was just being silly and we decided to take the plunge and go and get August on the 1st.
-August 1st, we went and met the man and his dogs. Both 'parents' were lovely, looked great examples of the breed and were very sweet and well-kept. I absolutely fell in love with August upon sight, so all was well (saw the Mother's pedigree papers, the fact that they had lost the Father's in their recent moved seemed believable) and off we went.
-August 2nd and onwards, my concerns about his appearance remained and I kept politely questioning his purity as a Cavalier. The "breeder" said that the breeding was purely accidental (AKA 'irresponsible'), that the male 'got out' and ended up 'knotting' the female and he has not changed his story at all despite my obvious concerns about August not looking like other Cavalier puppies. (I've even bumped into a Cavalier owner and had them be surprised when they asked what breed he was!)
He has just turned 15-weeks-old, and things will be much clearer when he is an adult and I can see the full extent of his hair growth, size, muzzle, etc. but in the mean time I was wondering what you all think.
Either way, I love him to bits and fully accept responsibility for what has happened, so I just wish to move on and do the best I can with what I have.
Thanks so much in advance!
Here he is:
And a video: