Nine seem like a huge little for a cavalier.... I wonder if there would be any "special" health issues to watch for in a pup from such a large litter. I'm not going to go into how I know this breeder (I don't wanna talk about breeders anyway) but 3 weeks ago she had a girl have 9 pups...9 surviving puppies with "little trouble" I think that's nuts. Then this weekend another girl had 8 yes, 8 all girls too.
Could you image having 17 puppies in your house at once!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When she called me my exact words were "Well, that will teach you not to have 2 litters at once again"