I have just discovered this site - really pleased to find it! So many questions, which I will start posting.
My Cav (Alice) is almost 4 months. Her breeder lives south of Bristol and shows Cavaliers over most of the UK and is, thankfully, very diligent when it comes to the health side of her dogs. I would be pleased to hear from anyone with a Cavalier who might be related to Alice (Father is Stonepit Franco I Believe) The I Believe name appears a lot in her 'family tree'. Mother is Mistletoe for Underknoll - Pascavale and Homebrent appear in her Pedigree.
I haven't owned a Cav before but have read up on them extensively over the past couple of years. In the 70s I had a little Yorkie and then a Birman cat until about 8 years ago.
I live in a little house on the edge of the New Forest (not far from Bournemouth) and near the sea. I am retired - apart from the odd day here and there as a locum dental nurse.