I've really enjoyed reading every response to the questions. Thank you all for participating. I really feel for the families that have cav's with illnesses. I truly hope they live long and happy lives. I've learned so much about all of you and your Cav's.
I can't wait to get my pup home and share all the fantastic and lovable things he does with all of you.
Bet, I don't know what qualifies as a BYB. I am not sure if my breeder is part of a club but I did not find her that way. She has never said anything about a club and we've spent hrs with her. I just know that she does what she can to research her dogs background and will exhaust all avenues to find out info on all the lines. I've watched her closely with her dogs and they are her kids. She lost her son a long time ago and these dogs have helped her through it. They are great dogs and very happy. Granted she has not tested for SM but none of her dogs have given her a reason to, I just have to take it for what it is.