Hello Cav. Lovers,
I am new to the Cav. world.
I am currently researching purchasing a dog or puppy that is a Cav.
Trying to make a good choice that is beneficial to the breed and my family.
I have been talking to a few breeders in the area that are members of the ackcsc.
I am wondering what would be better for a family dog. A boy or a girl?
We have a girl boxer currently. She has cancer and we are not sure how much longer she will be with us. We are looking for a sweet, loving, CALM pet. My vet recommended the Cav. to me. We do have three kids ages 3, 5 and 9. They understand this dog or puppy will be much smaller than their current dog. They are very happy about this.
I am concerned with boys marking and potty training. Primarily my main concern is that the dog is not aggressive towards the children. My house is very lively and I would need the dog to not be nervous with all they noise and playing that goes on here. With all of your experience is a male or female better for a family dog or does it really not matter? Also, should I be concerned with the dog marking the house? The people I have spoke with that have pets available have older puppies that they have decided not to keep. One is past the 6 month mark so early spaying is not an option there. I do love the idea of the Ganley/Lyon puppy evaluation. It seems to acquire a puppy from a good breeder this is not an option because they are placed so quickly to homes or kept for showing or personal reasons.
Ideas or thoughts welcome in helping with my decision.
Also, I am in NC if anyone can let me know of a good person to buy from or talk to that I may not of found through the ackcsc.