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Old July 25th 03, 04:37 PM
Aim222
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Hi Roe,

We had a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and he was absolutely wonderful, but
he did have 2 gross habits around peeing.

As a puppy he seemed oblivious that whenever he peed he was peeing on his
front legs, this required bathing EVERY TIME he went outside. When we got
him fixed at 1yr old he fortunately stopped doing this.

His other habit was that until he was about 3 or 4 ys old he would pee when
he was excited by someone walking through the door. Aside from this issue,
he never had "accidents" though, he was very good about holding it until he
got outside.

Both of which he did grow out of, thankfully.

Hope this helps,

Amy

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"Rosemarie J. Lamb" wrote in message
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snip I am totally enamored with the Cavalier but
my husband has had Cocker Spaniels growing up and his fear is that the
Cavalier will have the same problems as the Cockers, i.e. they pee

whenever
someone walks in the door because they get so excited. snip
Roe





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Old July 27th 03, 03:07 AM
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"Rosemarie J. Lamb" wrote in message
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My husband and I are finally ready to take on the responsibility (and
commitment) of keeping a dog. I am totally enamored with the Cavalier

but
my husband has had Cocker Spaniels growing up and his fear is that the
Cavalier will have the same problems as the Cockers, i.e. they pee

whenever
someone walks in the door because they get so excited. Does anyone have
any experience with this breed and is this so? Also, I have been told

that
the breeds here in the states are too in-bread and 50% carry the mitral
valve heart disease which this breed is prone to having. Therefore we
should consider importing from Ireland. Any comments? We are also
considering a Papillion but I really prefer the Caviler. Thanks for your
thoughts here. Roe



There is a CKCS in my therapy dog group and he is absolutely wonderful! He
visits the local hospital, including the children's unit, and has
participated in a remedial reading program for a child with below average
reading skills. He has also done some disaster stress relief work with our
local Red Cross chapter. He has completed a couple of levels of obedience
training and is extremely well behaved as well as very friendly and loving.
I know his owner did her homework in terms of finding a good breeder-I
wouldn't think you'd have to go to Ireland to find a nice puppy if you take
your time and make the right contacts here.

Margaret



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Old July 27th 03, 03:59 AM
Melissa S. Frye
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"chowmom" wrote in message
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I know his owner did her homework in terms of finding a good breeder-I

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MVD is VERY VERY common in Cavs - educate yourself before you buy!!!
http://www.io.com/~bcrider/cavalier/health_mvd.html
http://www.ckcsc.org/ckcsc/ckcsc_inc...-1954/mvd.html

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GUIDE-LINES

The guidance given at the seminar, to breeders wishing to reduce the
incidence of MVD in Cavaliers, remains the same, and is as follows:

THE BROOD BITCH
Should be a minimum of 2½ (two and a half) years old with a clear heart, and
parents with clear heart certificates, issued at 5 (five) years or older.

THE STUD DOG.
Should preferably be at least 2½ (two and a half) years old with a clear
heart, and with parents with clear heart certificates issued at 5 (five)
years of age or older.

THESE ARE MINIMUM RECOMMENDATIONS.

To use an older stud dog with a clear certificate issued as late in life as
possible is highly desirable

IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED THAT BREEDING STOCK UNDER (FIVE) YEARS OF AGE IS
LIMITED TO THOSE WITH CLEAR HEART CERTIFICATES. HOWEVER, AN; OLDER DOG WITH
A SLIGHT HEART MURMUR SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED.

Please remember, dogs do not have to have a clear heart to be used at stud.
It is the dogs with early onset murmurs (under five years of age) that we
are so strongly advised to avoid using for breeding.

Breeders should aim at raising the age of onset of MVD by selecting breeding
stock with a good heart record. Club guide-lines are based on current
recommendations of Geneticists and Cardiologists, and may be updated and
reissued as further research information becomes available.
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Melissa S. Frye
Skyrocket cockers www.mfrye.com/skyrocket/


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Old July 27th 03, 05:41 PM
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Also, I have been told
that
the breeds here in the states are too in-bread and 50% carry the mitral
valve heart disease which this breed is prone to having. Therefore we
should consider importing from Ireland. Any comments? We are also
considering a Papillion but I really prefer the Caviler. Thanks for

your
thoughts here. Roe


Why Ireland ?-the breed is less poplar there than in most other European
countries and is not renowned for intensive health testing.
A lot of thge dogs appearing at puppy shops here in the UK have their
origins in Irish puppy farms.

Sue


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Old July 28th 03, 01:47 AM
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MVD is VERY VERY common in Cavs - educate yourself before you buy!!!
http://www.io.com/~bcrider/cavalier/health_mvd.html
http://www.ckcsc.org/ckcsc/ckcsc_inc...-1954/mvd.html


And this does include rescues! My dog Max is half-Cav, half cocker,
and he has MVD pretty badly. He probably has about 2 years to live,
with drugs, a special low-sodium diet, and exercise restriction -
easier said than done. He originally came from someone who was
purposely crossing the two breeds and selling 3 or 4 litters a year as
pets. The breeder sold pure Cavs for $1200, the mixes for $400 (600
near Christmas).
Despite this, I do love the breed! (My sister has a purebred)
Cavalier of her own, and she (the dog) is a wonderful creature. Small
but with a big personality - she's adaptable, easygoing, and quick to
learn, despite being from a not-so-nice background. For her first 18
months this dog lived in a plastic crate with little socialization
(this from a "reputable" breeder), but she is at least physically
healthy.
Someone mentioned rescue; IME Cavaliers are not overly common in
rescue. Right after my sister got her dog, she put her name on a list
with a local rescue as a foster home volunteer. One call in two
years! Cav rescue locally has a list of people waiting to adopt a dog
- all breeds should be so lucky.

Jana
 




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