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    Jules ♥ Miah&Toby
  • Birthday 25/03/1966

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  1. Rescue dogs in SA

    Hi and Thankyou HMD Ive been checking quite a few other SA rescue sites and the one you have put up a link to but most have nothing available atm or just bigger dogs I have been in touch with a couple of places but they said it will be hard finding a small dog and one that will be ok living with another dog and 2 cats and one that doesn't have health issues. Least they were honest to me. I'm not expecting a perfect dog but i don't think i want to go putting myself through too many health issues having just just come out of all that. I will at some stage contact some breeders in SA if they have any ex show dogs they are wanting to rehome. That's how we ended up with one of our past Cavaliers (Renae) Hows yours small dog going? Lonsdale RSPCA doesn't have any small dogs atm that i am aware of but i will keep checking. Im sure the right one will turn up when the time is right
  2. Rescue dogs in SA

    Awwww thankyou Pers! <3 Many have said to us over the years the same thing, We were lucky to become closefriends of breeders back in the day. One of them passed away years ago I'm open to a SWF type dog long as its not nippy.. i have met some that aren't.. I can see myself now as i'm getting older with one. Michaels not too keen on JR's or similar breeds, we think they'd be too active for us . We are open to what may be out there... Im sure one will come into our lives when the time is right <3 x
  3. Hi All I'm only just putting my feelers out there... My husband and i have owned Cavaliers for many years, all but one have come from registered breeders. We lost our little sweet 7 year old girl a couple of months ago, very suddenly. She was on borrowed time anyway with health issues but they aren't what took her. ( A Ruptured Spleen tumour did) We still have our older male Cav that was rehomed to us quite a few years ago. Hes been healthy but starting to get older and his eyes are becoming cloudy (we are about to get them checked out on Friday) Anyway its all probably too soon to start adding another dog to our family (we have always had 2 or 3 dogs at a time) but im deeply missing the energy and spark that Miah surrounded us with. Its just seems too quiet and i'm pining lots. Toby is fantastic but hes bit too quiet, which isn't a bad thing. I think hes fretting also as they were best friends. He often stands on her memorial area Anyway so we have very briefly talked about what next.. As much as we love Cavaliers, we aren't keen to go down the track of getting another one (unless fate decides otherwise) I've been looking on the local South Australia rescue sites and there's not many dogs available (currently) which i take that as a good thing?? The ones that are are too big or strong for us. Ive put down our profile on Pet rescue that we are looking for a small easy going dog thats not too strong to walk (i have bursitis in my shoulder now) and will get along with Toby (hes very easy going) and we have 2 indoor cats (not active ones) We aren't keen to do down the interstate adoptions at this stage. Ive looked on DOL breeder listings for rescue dogs or older dogs Breeders might be rehoming but nothing comes up for SA that ive noticed yet. So basically if anyone comes across a small dog that might be suitable in SA (well not too far drive away like Port Augusta, more Adelaide or surrounding Southern areas) could you please let me know. We live in Goolwa. Im not keen to take on anything with too many current health issues as we have just been through all that and don't need any more heartache. Id be happy to chat more about the details privately if anyone has any contacts. We have a lot of love to give in our Home Thankyou.
  4. Cavalier or toy poodle?

    Hi, i have owned Cavaliers for a long time, quite a few. Always has been my fav breed, and always will be. We only have one now, which we adopted quite a few years ago. We don't think he is a pure bred one (all our past ones have been from registered breeders). Our previous precious girl- Miah (the tri in my profile pic) was everything to me. She only lived to 7 years. We did buy her from an Ethical breeder. She unfortunately developed some serious health condition in her short life that required lots of meds, vet bills and lots of 24/7 care. She ironically passed away from something different, a ruptured spleen tumour which came out of nowhere. We had no choice but to give her her wings. This was about 10 weeks ago, so im still badly grieving. I think its really important you always research any breed their genetic health issues that they can be predisposed to, regardless how fantastic a breeder is. Sometimes they cant stop the issues even if their dogs have all been healthy in their lines . Our breeder stuck by us the whole time (and has been shocked and heartbroken by what happened), so i don't regret having our our girl come into our lives, theres were lots of good times too.. There is never any guarantees with anything in life.. but do your homework thoroughly first. Cavs do have a list of health issues and major ones at that. Our Cavs have loved living inside but loved going for walks, they shed hair heaps (we never clipped ours) but they have all just been so loveable and perfect in our eyes I met a toy poodle the other day that seemed to take to me, was extremely friendly. And seemed to be like a Cavalier in nature, well this one was. I have no idea of their health conditions etc It did make me think what it would be like to own one There is a thread dedicated to all breeds of dogs on DOL called Dog Breeds 101 All the best ps Some Cavaliers can get very vocal ;-)
  5. Basil

    RIP Basil. You sounded absolutely adorable I'm sorry you had to go through this Stella, thankyou for giving a loving home and your heart xoxo
  6. The Ckcs Photo And Chat Thread

    Hi Allypup I've owned Cavaliers for years now. Love Cavaliers with a passion! I am just a pet owner but have had a lot of contact with different breeders over the years since owning them. Gretel has given some great advice about researching etc about them. I'm not sure if you have looked in the dogzonline dog breeds 101 section yet? There's a thread all about Cavaliers and people's experiences with them. If you haven't read it yet, I recommend doing so, it would be helpful too . To be very honest with you, its not always easy to get a breeder's attention for a few reasons. Our first Cavalier 'Joey' we met by fate at a dog show. We were looking for a Tri colour cavalier breeder and was recommended we go to a show to check Breeders/Cavaliers out. One has to becareful at dog shows as to when its the right time to approach them (as often they can be very busy and bit stressed, naturally) but its still a good way to meet and see their dogs. Quite by accident as we were about to leave we met Joey's breeder at the show we went to and she was looking for a pet home for him if the right people came along. (She was very fussy as most of them are rightfully so and we were very privileged to be chosen as his forever home . Theres a longer story to this but i won't bore you with it. Years later his breeder rehomed his beautiful Mother to us.. We no longer have them both, they are now in doggy heaven, sadly so is their breeder who we became very close friends with as a result. Years later we wanted a Tri colour Cavalier puppy this time round (Joey was a blenheim and his Mum was too) and so we had to find a breeder who bred those colours (its not always easy to get Tris) We did email a well known SA breeder who has stunning Cavaliers but even with all our history with our previous breeder and how we have a very good reputation with being cavalier owners, this particular breeder never got back to us.. i emailed her twice! anyway wasn't to be.. but luckily because of her never getting back to us. we went with another breeder who we knew all along from the SA Cavalier club. Once again it was fate with how our gorgeous Miah came about but thats another story! The problem is that most of our breeders here don't breed their Cavs often, (which is a good thing!) and there are often long waiting list.. I waited a long time for our Miah (and there was no guarantees even that i was going get her until things progressed further. But we were willing to wait ! The stars aligned at the right time and we ended up with our beautiful little girl finally. We have been extremely lucky both time to become friends with our Cavalier's breeders. My advice would be to contact breeders still even if they don't currently have any litters, make sure you show a genuine interest in the breed, do your homework first.. don't ask how much straight up until later (they range from about 1k to 2k now i think) and if they ignore you, send another polite email. Let them know about you and your family.. its kind of like sending out a resume lol I would also come along to our Cavalier club fun days and meet some breeders informally (we have 2 of them a year). I will message you privately about this later. Most registered breeders are ethical but there are no guarantees with any dog's health.. stuff happens.. even our Joey ended up with a brain tumour at age 9.. It just happened unexpectedly;( He was heart clear and healthy generally otherwise. We have since learnt to put x amount of money away towards vet bills (we don't have pet insurance) Also keeping them healthy is very important. When i message you after i'll give you my breeder's contact info but you will have to go on a waiting list, if interested. I know of one breeder in SA atm with some puppies but i think she's keeping all but one (most of them like to keep them for a while to see how they go with showing) I think the one that shes not keeping already has a home chosen (most are from waiting lists) Its definitely not easy finding a Cavalier puppy but hang in there. The wait is worth it ! Goodluck! Ive rambled on i'm sorry ! ;-) Oooo and we have another Cavalier called Toby, it was fate how he came into our lives too.. He was rehomed to us.. i suspect he came from a back yard breeder before the people we got him from. Luckily he's been fairly healthy *touch wood* Jules
  7. My special Zena

    Sorry for your loss. Its truly heartbreaking. x
  8. Making "the" decision

    Thinking of you SM. Sorry for your loss *gentle hugs*
  9. Marking territory inside, suggestions???

    One of our Cavaliers was rehomed to us a few years ago and he has this problem. He is a wonderful dog in every way except for him marking inside. We suspect it was because he used to sleep in a shed at night Its really annoying. Luckily we have tiles throughout our house so we can clean it up easily, thank god ! We can put him outside and he will wee outside but he still has it saved up for inside. (its not more than once at a time and not every day) We have used all sorts of cleaning products to see if he will avoid peeing in certain areas but that hasn't worked either. Some days/nights are worse than others. We don't feel its stress related, more territorial. I have never had this kind of problem with any of my previous or current dogs! It does get on things sometimes so we have to be aware not to leave anything laying around. Over the time we have had him we have tried so many different things to stop him but so far no success.. Hes been checked out by vet so its nothing medically. Otherwise he's a perfect dog in every way. Has the best temperament. He's desexed. I think hes aware he shouldn't be doing it, you can tell he looks upset if you are firm with him when its happened but he still keeps doing it
  10. Puppy growling

    Thats what is going through my mind.
  11. Puppy growling

    Miah (who is now 4) growls if she wants to let us know she needs to go outside or if theres a doggy biscuit/treat stuck under something but she developed that later not as a puppy.
  12. Puppy growling

    No its not Did the breeder give you any advice about it ?
  13. Felted Animals

    Thankyou Kirslin:) My husband might have some bigger pics on his computer, i will ask him otherwise I will take a pic of it over the weekend to show you
  14. Felted Animals

    Beautiful ! A group of my Cavalier friends kindly gave my husband and i some money to get one done of our Renae (after she passed away) The lady who does them lives in Japan and specialises in Cavaliers ones. I didn't think about it but i wish i had sent her some of Renae's fur to use when she was making it (as i kept some after) We have Renaes collar with her name tag hanging over the neck of her felt likeness ;) We wanted it modeled on Renae in her elderly years with her 'smile'