Welcome to our puppy page
|A ball of fluff appeared one day.||Two ears appeared, a nose and eyes.|
|Where it came from - who can say?||Four paws - and then - to my surprise.|
|It rolled around the kitchen Floor.||The little ball of fluff and stuff|
|And stopped just by the kitchen door.||said "I've arrived, with lots of woof!"|
Always remember that owning a dog is a commitment from both of you. You promise to look after him (or her) for the rest of their lives, feed, groom and clean up after them, exercise them, play with them and let them creep into every part of your family's life. They on the other hand promises to love you with great affection, give you hours of company, cheer you up no matter how sad you are and always give you their undivided attention and unconditional love.
It isn't just a slogan - a dog REALLY IS FOR LIFE!
As responsible dog breeders we will always feel responsible for a dog we breed, no matter how old, and if an owner who purchases one of our puppies finds at any time in the dogs life that they are unable to keep it we will always take it back until a suitable home can be found for it.
Before we sell one of our puppies we always insist on meeting the prospective owners and that they see the puppy in its own environment with mum and any litter-mates. Buying one of our puppies is a two-way street - we vet each new owner and their lifestyle every bit as much as we expect them to vet us and ours. We always talk through the good, and bad, points of Cavaliers and what they can expect throughout the puppy's development.
All our puppies are Kennel Club registered and leave us with four weeks free insurance from the Kennel Club. No puppy leaves our home until it is at least eight weeks old and will have been checked by our vet when it was born and immediately before going to its new home, as well as being wormed three times with Drontal and sprayed with Front Line. We always insist that new owners have their own vet check each puppy and recommend that they have him microchipped (Compulsory from April 2016).
When they leave us each puppy (and its new owner) will receive a 'Puppy Pack' containing:~
Sufficient puppy food to last at least one week
A 'blankie' imbued with mum and kennel mates scents
Puppy Registration/ Transfer of Ownership Certificate
Copy of free Kennel Cluub Insurance Certificate
An information folder containing
Owners copy of the Sales Contract
Copy of the puppy's pedigree showing pictures of ancestors wherever possible
Copies of parents heart and eye certificates
Copies of any other relevant health screening certificates
Worming and weight records
Advice sheets on what to expect for the first few days, possible items to purchase for puppy,
immunisation, Cavalier health issues, socialisation, exercise, puppy play, dangerous plants,
grooming and useful tips.
List of contacts for regional Cavalier clubs
A DVD of puppy's weeks with us so that owners have a chance to enjoy puppy's initial development stages.
A copy of photo's we have taken from the birth of the litter until puppy's final weeks with us.
Things new owners need to do/shop for
The most important thing to do BEFORE collecting puppy is to make sure the garden and its boundaries are 'puppy proof', and that covers are put on or fencing is put around any ponds. Puppies are like cats - if there is the least gap they will get through it - we know from experience!
Source a recommended puppy training class in the local area and when you know dates book puppy in for his first lesson. Handy to get some light, puppy sized treats for use as rewards for good behaviour during training - i.e. Coachies.
Keep a good selection of toys available for puppy to play with and chew on - better a toy than your furniture or shoes. Keep all the toys in a toy box, which should be left in the same place so that he knows where it is, and regularly check toys for wear and tear.
Buy the shaped bowls for food and water - Cavaliers have long ears, which will fall into flat-sided bowls.
Whether he sleeps in a crate/cage overnight or a dog bed, make sure that all family members understand that it is his 'room'. He will go there for peace and relaxation/sleep throughout the day and, as with two-legged puppies, does not want to be disturbed by intruders.
All our puppies come with a lifetime help line and indeed we try to answer any question put to us or we will find out if we don't know the answer.
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Reviewed:~ Jan 2015