Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Questions

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 5/1/2006
Hi I am buying a king charles spaniel for 750.00 I am not sure if it is pure breed yet and I was told to be careful because that is cheep for this breed of dog.I want a family member not a show dog so what does it matter in my case? Will it be a worse pet if a mix? Thanks for helping.

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5/2/06 Actually it does matter. It is very likely that you could be getting a puppy that will develop health issues. The main health concern for the Cavalier is Heart and Eye issues. Ethical and reputable breeder check for these conditions on a yearly basis by Certified Specialist in order to prevent breeding from a line with health issues. Buying a cheap puppy, you may spend far more in Vet bills in the future. Also, with cute cheap puppies, they usually doesn't grow up to look like what a Cavalier should look like. IN other words, you get what you pay for. Spending $750 for a puppy that you do not know if it is pure bred or not, is far too much. You may well be buying into the idea of a Designer dog..which is very sad considering there are far too many mixed breed (designer dogs) in our local pounds. With this breed it is very important to learn as much as you can before purchasing. Also, take the time to find a reputable breeder. Reputable breeders, breed for more than just a hobby, they Dave & Jennifer
RegalCourt Cavaliers
7/7/06 If a Cavalier is what you want, then I would suggest saving your money and purchasing one from a reputable breeder that breeds for temperment and health. You will save thousands in health bills. Improper breeding habits will cost you. This is a very fragile breed and extreme care and knowledge needs to take place when breeding. A reputable breeder will have health certification for heart, eyes and joints. Take your time in finding the right breeder. Talk to customers, research the breeder, etc. It will save you thousands and a broken heart. A Cavalier at this price would most likely have such severe problems that you would spend thousands trying to save a puppy that may die on you before one year of age. This is how important health is. So take your time, save your money, research and find a life-long healthy companion. Dawn
Kings Court Cavaliers