Hello! Thank you for visiting heart2heartcavaliers.com! I am a small breeder of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels located in Meridian, Idaho. I have been breeding this amazing breed for 18 years. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are the only breed in my home, they are apart of my family, my 4 legged kids. My Cavaliers are AKC registered, they come from healthy linage as well as champion bloodlines. My Cavaliers are heart and eye clear from a Cardiologist and opthimologist. Puppies receive a full comprehensive examination by a licensed veterinarian prior to coming to your home, vaccinated at 8 weeks, and will have been dewormed, you will receive the full health check from the veterinarian.
Hello, my name is Brenda and I would like to tell you a little about myself. I live in Meridian Idaho. I am married and have 3 wonderful kids, and of course our Cavalier kids. I first discovered Cavaliers during a bike ride with my family. We were passing by a house when we noticed this small beautiful dog. She ran up to the fence, tail wagging , and very friendly. Yes, I believe in love at first sight. :) I was able to ask the owner what breed she was. This is where it all began for me. I began to research as much as I could on this small adorable breed, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The more I learned about this amazing breed, the more I thought this breed is too good to be true!! After looking for about a year, we got our first Cavalier, Roxie. I soon learned that Cavaliers were not too good to be true , but even better! I have had many dogs in my life, but nothing compares to a Cavalier for me. They are truly the most loving breed I have ever encountered. If you talk with anyone who has the pleasure of owning a Cavalier, they will conclude the same. It was obvious, I had to share this breed with others! From the time I was a little girl it had always been a dream of mine to raise puppies. I am proud to be able to offer you the most wonderful, sweet, and loving companion for life!! All of my adult dogs are AKC registered, heart and eye certified by veterinary specialists. I have years of healthy linage and champion blood lines. You can feel confident when you purchase a puppy from me, that your new little one will be healthy, and happy! Remember, your puppy comes from my own Cavaliers and the best of care is taken here!! We love our Cavaliers, as well as their puppies! I have had the pleasure working as a vet tech for 16 years at a very innovative and advanced hospital. I have learned a tremendous amount of knowledge in vet medicine that aids me in the very best care for my dogs, the breed, and my puppies. This knoweldge is priceless! All of my adult Cavaliers are healthy, free from heart murmurs, luxating patella's and get regular annual comprehensive exams plus blood screenings. I am confident that all my babies and their puppies get only the best care! Your new little family member will come to you with full veterinary exams, first vaccines, dewormed, introduction to potty training, crate training, pre-spoiled, pre-loved and well socialized from our heart to yours.
Thank you for visiting my site, I hope you enjoyed it . We love to show off our Cavies to visitors!! If you are seriously interested in one of my puppies please email me. I like to speak over the phone to all potential puppy owner's.
Brenda and the "Cavalier gang"
There are so many questions, I am happy to help with any questions you may have. Please visit my learning the breed page, your new puppy, and contract. These pages go over many more frequent questions that you may have. Here are a few top questions below.
I often get asked how to choose between male and female. The great thing about Cavaliers is you can't go wrong with either gender. People often worry about males having behavioral issues over females. This is a myth and not correct information. Females often will have the exact same behavioral issues as males, including marking and mounting. A big part of helping resolve many of the normal hormone behaviors is spaying or neutering. This typically is the reason for some of the behaviors seen in males and females. As far as personality, they are both amazing. I think overall it is a personal preference, however the saying is "females love you, but males are in love with you." Both genders are amazing and you can't go wrong with either gender. Cavaliers are sweet, bred to be companion dogs, and that is just what they are!
Another common question is how often do Cavaliers need groomed. The great thing about this breed is they don't require any monthly shavings, just bathing and regular nail trims. I do like to trim the hair on their feet to minimize the tracking of dirt into the house. I bathe my Cavaliers when they need it, so there really isn't a rule of thumb on this. Once a month is fine if needed, but typically I go longer in between baths. Cavaliers are indoor dogs so they don't get that dirty. I do like to keep their nails trimmed, about every 4-6 weeks. Brushing is very important especially their ears. If you do not brush their ears regularly they will develop mats in them which are difficult to get out, painful, and typically will require shaving them out with a professional.
Caring for your Cavaliers teeth is very important. Can you imagine if we only brushed our teeth once in awhile? Or never saw our dentist for our professional cleanings? Dogs are really no different! Since our pets are domesticated they do not get the same benefits of what they eat or chew on in the wild to help with dental disease. However, that being said most wild dogs do not live out long lives. Dental care if very important for your Cavalier. It is a huge importance for there organ health as well. Dental disease affects our pets organs as well as their hearts. Brushing their teeth daily will keep the tarter from developing on the teeth creating gingivitis. A regular annual dental cleaning from your veterinarian is recommended typically by the age of 4. Keeping your Cavaliers teeth clean is essential to keeping them healthy and living longer lives!
Do Cavaliers shed? The answer is yes! They are not considered a non-shedding breed. However, they are considered a hypo-allergenic breed. Which means they do have less dander than most breeds, primarily due to their silky coats. Allergies are associated to the pets dander not the hair. All this being said, Cavaliers are not considered a high shedding breed like many, and with a good quality diet this shedding can be significantly reduced. I do not breed my Cavaliers with poodles. Many people think that if they get the mix they will have a non-shedding Cavalier. This is incorrect, in order to achieve a non shedding Cavalier mixed with a poodle one has to continue breeding the offspring to a poodle, hence getting less and less Cavalier and more and more poodle. I do not believe in mixing purebred dogs with other breeds. Working at a veterinary clinic for many years I have seen many behavioral cases due to mixing breeds. Most importantly to me is that I do not want to change a thing about this amazing breed. I also feel strongly that as a breeder it is my job to preserve the Cavalier breed, breeding to improve, and to continue the legacy of this special breed.
All the food fads....so many out there it is hard to know what to choose! Unfortunately, many foods our now grain free foods which means they are using peas, lentils, and other fillers to replace grains. These ingredients are showing to be cause of early heart disease in our dogs so I would avoid them. Grain free foods were first introduced into the market for dogs with allergies. Again, unfortunate as dogs with allergies typically are not allergic to their food and if they are it is to a protein source, not grain. The most common protein for an allergy when it is food is Chicken, which is in most foods,. Even foods that say they are lamb or another protein source you will find chicken or chicken fat in the food. But, overall most dogs with allergies are dealing with environmental allergies. Food companies can use whatever leverage they want to sell food. Corn was a big one! I do not have an issue with corn, other than most corn now is GMO so for that reason I have begun to avoid it as one of the ingredients. I also like to choose a food with no peas, lentils and soy, in them. This does make for a hard choice of what to buy since these ingredients are in so many foods! I am not against cooked foods that are on the market now or even cooking for your dog. Some of the cold sections in the pet stores with food have Carrageenans in them, this can cause GI issues as well as cancer. Overall it is very important that they are properly balanced foods for our canine friends or they can develop serious health issues. I can provide the proper literature for cooking for your dog with balanced ingredients. Raw diets are not something I recommend as there is risk to humans and canines in getting salmonella from them and in my profession I have seen both occur with raw diets. Foods are constantly changing based on what the companies think the purchaser is wanting and what will sell. With that being said, I can recommend foods to you that I have researched to better help you decide what to feed.
Our babies are adopted quickly, so reach out to reserve your "furever" new addition or to ask any questions. Always happy to help!
Meridian, Idaho, United States