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    Default fifth cavalier in two months...

    Got a call today from one of the rescue groups I work with; a family was at the pound, about to surrender a young tri (14 months), which gives him only 24 hours to get a home before death. And the male is entire meaning he'd be a popular choice for backyard breeders or puppy farmers... icon_yikes

    Thankfully Marie took him before he even got surrendered as she was there collecting a bunch of other dogs; he's going to be boarded with the woman who home-boards my two when I'm away and she will be perfect for him, to give him a loving quiet environment. She even has another cavalier there right now! She gives a rescue rate, which is great. I would have had him here at least overnight but have to be out this evening and didn't think that would be pleasant for him. Though better than a steel cage at the pound.

    Think I have a home sorted for him too, via another rescue friend. After he gets neutered.

    Now there's another down in the country; might be a cavalier mix; the pic is too blurry. Listed for free in a small ads paper as a 'good watchdog' free to good home!! icon_yikes So I want to get him out of there, check him out, get him safe and rehomed.

    Anyway that's all from Irish cavalier rescue! If I can get some piccies, will add them in.
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    This boy was homed to a good homechecked home *in a day* icon_thumbsup . I never even got to see anything except a picturephone image of him.

    The had ANOTHER come in -- a blenheim, 22 months old -- was just sorting a K999 (emergency transport) from Cork up to me when the owners sent an email to say she was rehomed.

    Which I hope is good, as you never know where they have gone and I'm always a bit worried when they are unneutered, in case they go to a backyard breeder or puppy farm.
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    Gosh there seem to be a large amount of young Cavaliers going through rescue then?

    Is this "Normal" for Ireland?

    The breed rescues in the UK don't seem to have so many young dogs - have known of people waiting several years for a young Cavalier.

    Hope these will be happy in loving new forever homes.
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    No it's very abnormal. Two of these are young; all the rest have been older dogs (soom seniors). Very rare for cavaliers to end up in the pound full stop.
    Karlin
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    Yikes!

    It amazes me how many more Cavs I see in shelters and rescue on petfinder.com than when I first started looking for a cav 6 years ago! There were NONE six years ago, even 3 or 4 years ago! And now they're all over.. Very sad.
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    On the other hand, it is a testimony to the personality of these dogs that even in the UK and Ireland where they are so popular that they rank higher than golden retrievers in popularity (number 6 in the UK I think) -- and are not expensive dogs at all, same cost as any other purebred dog -- they are rarely in shelters, pounds or rescues. They are the easiest dogs for us to find fosters for and to rehome.
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    Why are they cheaper there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rory
    Why are they cheaper there?
    That is the question of the century

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    Maybe Ireland is cheaper?

    Cavalier puppies in Scotland are not so cheap - I've heard of pups at around £1,000!! {1,904.23 US dollars}

    I think in England they are between £350 to £600. {666 to 1,142 dollars}

    I guess it comes down to supply and demand, there are few litters in Scotland.
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    They are around €450-650 from a good breeder here. Of course BYB and brokers charge around €400-450 too, as many if not most buyers won't know the difference.
    Karlin
    Cavaliers: Jaspar Leo Lily Tansy Libby (foster) Mindy (foster)
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