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    I wouldn't worry too much, enjoy August, he is a lovely little fellow with a cheeky little grin. You are lucky to have found him and it sounds as though August has landed on his lucky little paws to have found you. Good luck
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    August is adorable!! What a sweet face. Could be just be a "poorly" (I hate that term!!!) bred Cavalier. It'll be interesting to see what he looks like when he grows up. I have an "unusual" Cavalier myself. Look at my avatar photo and notice my little man has no brown, a longer nose and is very long bodied. He came from a litter of six (two regularly marked tris and 4 mismarked). I can't wait to see what he looks like when he grows up. He is an absolutely pistol and so much fun. I say Micah is a "Cavalier, just not a great example of what the breed should look like but that only makes us love him more".
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    Awwww, August is absolutely adorable....He looks like he is so much fun. What a treasure.

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    August is gorgeous I look forward to you posting more photos as he gets older, and hearing all about him .
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    Awwww he's beautiful! I can understand your concern because you're entitled to know the full story. He looks full cavalier to me, but maybe just maybe there might be a tinge of Jack Russell there, the nose is shaped like one and the markings would be the similar... how is his temperament? Jacks have a distinctively different character from cavaliers, where Jacks are lively and cavaliers are sweet but they're nice just the same.

    Someone might correct me if I'm wrong, but there is a blood test you can get to see what percentage of breed he is, etc. I would imagine something like that would be expensive enough though.
    Good Luck with August. He's lovely.

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    Thanks for the replies, everyone!

    Personality-wise he is very sweet, but also a bit loopy and ignorant. XD


    The guy's response:

    "i can honestly say that alfie my red white cav is the father they only knotted once and charlie doesn't go anywhere only to the yard. I have contacted where i got the male from for duplicte paper's which when i recieve i.ll send to you. I would never sell something as it wasn't. Other people that have had the puppies have sent message sayin how happy they are and how wounderful little dogs they are how they settled in well. I'm sorry you feel that way. How can i deceive you when i have only told u the truth. The father was brought for 450pound as a pedigree and the mother was 700pound as she was black and tan. I had no intention of breeding they are just pet's"


    And my own:

    "I completely understand, I truly do, and if you could send me copies of the parents pedigree ASAP that would be wonderful.
    However, you must understand that this puppy does not look pure Cavalier at all, he looks so distinctly like a cross-breed, specifically with very Jack Russell Terrier features."


    Hopefully I'm not being too harsh.

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    I have to say he is very cute even if he is a not 100% Cavalier! In my opinion I would guess he is a Dachshund X Cavalier Cross...

    There is a DNA test you can have done to see what breeds he is... It doesn't show ALL breeds.... But it does show the most common ones. It's not very expensive either. (*Just pointing out that Cavaliers are NOT in the data base for the DNA but we can tell that he has cavalier in him. It does however show Beagles, Dachshunds and over 60 other breeds. So if you did the DNA test it would tell you what breeds show up in his DNA out of the 60+ breeds that are in there database. *)

    Here is a UK link:
    http://www.whatbreedismydog.co.uk/

    Here is a USA link: (If you go here you can find other international companies as well)
    http://www.biopetvetlab.com/BreedIDHome.asp

    I've never done the DNA testing before (but i want to on my Shepard Mix). I have heard very good things about it. Also there may be other companies out there if you do an internet search for "DNA Dog Breed Testing" you should get several results.

    About his breeding... It COULD be possible that a second male dog bred the mom while she was still in season. I'm not an expert at dog breeding but as I recall dogs can conceive puppies from several different sires during a season. Maybe that one puppy has DNA from an "Unknown" male. Since it was "Accident" in the first place I would not be surprised if a 2nd male "Accidentally" got in the yard and maybe was even unnoticed!

    And don't feel bad about how you got him! What matters is you love him! I spent nearly 2 years researching and planing on my "perfect" Cavalier.. I was going to get a female from a reputable breeder and hopefully start showing her in AKC & UKC shows! That was the plan........ Well as it turned out I stumbled on the most perfect little boy who stole my heart the second I saw him! He didn't come from a very "reputable" breeder. In fact after further research (after I bought him) I believe he came from a puppy farm. I am VERY concerned he may have the early symptoms of health issues and will be seeing a specialist about it shortly... But I love him so much that I wouldn't trade him for anything! I love him just how he is!

    I hope to see more pictures of August as he grows! If you get the DNA testing done let us know what it says!!
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    I don't think it matters if he's a mix! He's adorable! Keep the photos coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Dorian View Post

    " alfie my red white cav is the father "
    Whatever little mix he is - he is absolutely gorgeous, I think CKCS X JR are adorable..
    And the chap who sold you your puppy doesn't even know the word "blenheim" obviously..
    ..Life wouldn't be complete without a beautiful cavalier at your feet..
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    I have had multiple Cavaliers since 1983, bred 8 litters and seen, many, many pups both at show and out and about on a more or less constant basis. At present I have five, which is about my usual number.

    I must say that I have never, ever, seen a pure bred Cavalier looking like August or ever heard of anyone I know breeding one with such short legs or long muzzle. I think you have been misled about the father. If the truth is known the bitch may have got out during her fertile time and mated with whatever dog she found ready and willing to serve her.

    You said that the breeder needed the money and I think he is telling porkies because he thinks that if he brazens it out long enough you will give up and he will get away with it, laughing all the way to the bank, the rent office, loan shark or whatever he needs the money for.

    He has committed his story to writing, but having parentage tests and then seeking legal advice are costly and unless you know he has money in the bank or valuable property for the bailiff to seize, even if you win a court case, you are not likely to get back one penny piece of all that you have paid out.

    Having said all that isn't the most important thing here that August and you found each other and you have the most gorgeous little chap to share your life and love with. I think he looks absolutely adorable.
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