Sweet Dream Cavaliers Quality, Love, Health, Integrity
Making Puppy Dreams Come True.
Making Puppy Dreams Come True.
We are Very Excited to announce we are expecting Pups to be BORN over the next few months!
Taking Applications Now for those litters.
If you are Serious about getting a pup over the next few weeks or months, please read through our ENTIRE website to learn about us, and have loads of your Basic and NOT so Basic Questions answered. Then please Fill out the "Puppy Questionnaire" in our website and email it back to us Quickly to firstname.lastname@example.org thank you. :)
Sweet Dream Cavaliers - THE Perfect SMALL, RARE BREED, Family Companion! Our Dogs Live with Us in the comfort of Our Big Home. Socialized and Loved from Birth by our nurturing extended family. We can have all 4 colors !!
For over 30 years we have been blessed to be with cavaliers performing Animal Assisted Therapy, in the Show Ring, and Providing Occassional well-bred, healthy, socialized, friendly, playful, lovingly mushy family puppy companions. They love children & adults alike.
It is Easy to fall in love with a "cute puppy face"! What is even MORE important is to know What Health tests were done and When. You are NOT looking for a Heart Breaking Health Issue, Money-Pit Dog!! You ARE looking for a Healthy, Socialized, Loving, Beautiful Family companion. That is what we have. We do YEARLY BOARD CERTIFIED HEALTH EXAMS, and DNA Testing.
The "internet" is a tricky place and there are a lot of slick people out there looking to make a fast buck at your and the pup's expense with horrible puppy mills. Do your research. Google the East Coast Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Breeders Club AND the CKCSC.org. Those are the PARENT sites for Quality Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. We are ofcourse Long Standing memebers. We are an ethical group of dedicated professional cavalier owners/breeders that love and care for our dogs, and will help you in any way possible to find the perfect pup!!! Our dogs are also registered with the AKC for local championship shows.
DON'T just fall in love with a cute face- your new pet's health is vitally important! Buying a "Bargain Internet", "Irish Import", Puppy Store" , "Amish Puppy Mill", Mid-west pup that will be shipped to you, "Designer Poodle Mixed Breeds" or "Backyard Breeder". An ill bred Pup, that should have never been born, can cost you Many of Thousands of dollars in Vet bills, and cause you and your puppy a lot of pain and tremendous heart break to try and fix a sickly, misbred dog that may not even be a purebred cavalier!
"A Quality Pet from a Code of Ethics Breeder is a Treasured Family Member." "A misbred, puppy-milled animal is an emotional and financial heartbreak!" Over the past 30+ years, we have spoken to scores of well meaning people who have cried bitterly to us about their horor stories and financial losses from beening unknowingly conned into purchasing a puppymilled cavaliers, purchased from pet store, backyard breeders, irish imports, or falsly pedigreed pups. After that awful experience, they realize they have been taken advantage of, and thankfully call a reputable breeder to find a family socialized, healthy, loving, purebred cavalier. This happens everday - It is very sad for the dogs and owners - but true. At Sweetdream Cavaliers we strive to add a loving, mushy, social, pure-bred, healthy family member to enhance your life.
TESTING WE DO AND WHY:
We pay scrupulous attention to health details in our dogs.
Our Dogs have once again Passed their Yearly Board Certified Cardiologist and Opthalmology tests and are clear through the End of 2023. YAY!
They are also tested for patella luxation and any hip abnormalities Yearly by a Chiropractor. Our Dogs are also DNA tested.
In addition we do NEW DNA tests that a lot of other breeders do not do. After spending loads of additional money on our dogs for these extra tests, (what's new!), We are happy to Report that NONE of our dogs will pass on to their pups:
1. Curly Coat, or Dry Eye Syndrome OR
2. Episodic Falling Syndrome.
We are Not afraid of testing our dog! When we do breed, we want to breed the best cavaliers G-D has to offer. We are very diligent in our breeding program and look to breed the healthiest, well adjusted, happy, social, loving and beautiful cavaliers available!
That's what dedicated hobby breeders do!
CODE OF ETHICS
In the "Code of Ethics" requirement from the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club-USA, and the Cavaliers of the North East, it is required that the dog be tested by a vet tech, a vet or a "Board Certified" dog cardiologist, and Board Certified" dog ophthalmologist to give their stamp of approval on the heart and eyes of cavaliers every few years. (On the form it lists who did the test). It is MUCH cheaper for a breeder to go to a regular vet to get these tests. But, they are great PCP's are NOT experts in this area of medicine, and can give Limited to NO accurate information as to the true health of a dog's eyes & heart. Just like people, we feel "Specialists are Required" to do in-depth testing to make sure the eyes & heart are fine and pass as healthy. Plus, we test YEARLY, not every few years. This gives Us and You Peace of Mind that with a yearly health full check-up, additional DNA testing, and the Board Certified Yearly tests, the parents are cleared of health issues, giving pups a fantastic foundation of health. Over the past 30+ year with this amazing breed, we have always gone the HIGH ROAD with health testing. These are our beloved dogs who are also therapy dogs and make a world of difference in peoples lives as pets and in our therapy program at special needs schools.
PRICE OF A WELL BRED CAVALIER
Cavaliers are No different in cost than other rarer, sought after breeds. But as stated earlier, we have generational positive health testing behind us. A well-bred, healthy Cavaliers is Rare. Some people may have purchased a cavalier 10-16 years ago when the economy was different, and health testing was very lax & limited! Or, someone may have purchased from a pet store, a puppy broker, the newspaper, importer or internet scam. Today with More Health Testing available, being done by us and other ethical breeders, the Health Standards and Costs for us are Significantly higher. That is what you are looking for! Cavaliers are a VERY Popular dog, but a Well Bred, Healthy, Human Socialized from Birth, Friendly Pup whose Parents and Past generations have been Consistently health tested Yearly is NOT so common!!! So there is a "sticker shock" with some people. My Breeder friends with the Cavaliers Club and the AKC, (all of whom are also quality, ethical breeders) sell their puppies from between $6,000-9,000. We, at Sweetdream Cavaliers, sell our pups for $6,000, males and females, sometimes more if we breed out to Champion Stud dog. We have not raised our price for years. We understand this amount of money can be a stretch for some people. My advise is to wait & save up and get a quality cavalier. Remember a Cavalier is a Rare breed dog, a Well Bred cavalier is even Rarer. As a quality hobby breeder, we are committed to spend thousands of dollars on Yearly extra health testing, Stud fees, special formulations of supplements & foods for pregnant and lactating queens, and other things a regular pet owner will NEVER have to do. We go the extra mile to produce pudgy, healthy, social, happy, exceptionally well bred pups. Why ? This is our passion, we do it for You and the health of our puppies, for the next generation therapy dog and for the next champion. We thankfully have longevity in our lines, so if you do the math, it will cost LESS than $500 a year for a loving, four legged amazing companion. It is better to pay upfront for a Quality puppy with great lineage, than spend $10,000 - $20,000 in trying to "SAVE or "FIX" a "bargain" cavalier that should have never been born from a broker, puppy mill, amish, irish importer, midwest puppy mill or backyard breeder... There is no bargain in getting a cheap cavalier - just heartache & massive vet bills! If you can't afford one, then begin saving up for one - it is well worth it, or go to a local shelter and save a dog.
If you see a puppy listed anywhere for less than that - Buyer Beware - IT IS MORE THAN LIKELY NOT A HEALTHY ANIMAL and NOT even a Purebred - they will probably not be a reputable breeder, not have "real" pedigrees (yes they do forge them!) , or do YEARLY health testing on the parents, answer your questions honestly without an attitude, be a member of an established club, not have the mother/parents available, etc... There are "no bargains" with a RARE breed dog. You get what you pay for. You can invest in a family pet that should give you years of happiness due to great breeding in temperment, health and beauty - that's who We are. OR - go the "bargain" route and be faced with significant illness and expense, and emotional trauma in surgeries and medications. We believe in providing a quality "family member" not a money pit pup.
At Sweetdream Cavaliers, we believe in responsible breeding practices that prioritize the health and well-being of our dogs. We are committed to occassionally producing happy and healthy cavalier puppies that will make great pets for families and individuals alike.
We have terrific tips on everything Cavalier.
If we do not have a puppy - be patient and go to www.EastCoastCavalierBreeders.com or the www.ckcsc.org and look for other quality breeders. This is a RARE dog - you want a Quality family member, not a heart breaking, expensive health issue from an unknown, possibly shady source - be patient - it will pay off!!!!!
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