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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to place a deposit to reserve a puppy? 

 Yes. We do require a fully refundable reservation fee of $500 once puppies are 8 weeks old.

When can I meet my puppy?

We allow visits once puppies have had a parvo/distemper vaccine, which will depend on nomograph results. We set aside one hour for you to play with your puppy, get to know us, and answer any questions you might have. 

Can I meet the parents? 

YES!! We would love for you to meet the mama of your future puppy. However, I do not own the studs and they usually live far away and even in different states. 

How does your waitlist work? 

I always have the option to pick 1st as my goal in breeding is to improve the next generation.  

I help match the puppies to owners in the order of when someone was placed on the waitlist. After getting to know you and your family and your needs and wants, and your preferences in gender/color too, I will help match the right puppy to you when the litter is between 8-10 weeks old. However, depending on what you are wanting, being towards the top of the waitlist is not a guarantee of a puppy. If you are adamant about only having a specific gender or color and there is not a puppy available that would suit what you’re wanting, you will need to wait for the next litter. I highly encourage you to keep an open mind when deciding what color or gender you want, as you may pass up a wonderful puppy that would otherwise be a great fit.

When can I bring my puppy home?  

Our puppies go to their new homes at 12+ weeks old, depending on the individual litter and/or puppy. They learn so much from mom and siblings during this time and it provides us extra time to work on socialization, exposure, potty/crate training, and basic commands.   

What kind of food has my puppy been eating? 

We feed species appropriate Whole Foods raw diets from Viva Raw, Raw Bistro, and Allprovide. You will need to purchase the same food before you bring your puppy home. If you choose not to continue feeding the same food to your new puppy, you will need to gradually switch over to your preferred brand.

Do Cavaliers have common health problems? 

Yes, as with all breeds, cavaliers do have some breed specific health issues. Please be sure you are fully aware of the health problems that Cavaliers can have. While I am knowledgeable about them, I would much prefer for you to use the links below to get a more in-depth explanation of the common health issues Cavaliers can face.  

Heart: Heart | Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club (ckcsc.org) 

Eyes: Eyes | Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club (ckcsc.org)

Patella Luxation: Pateller Luxation | Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club (ckcsc.org)

Hip Dysplasia: Hip Dysplasia | Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club (ckcsc.org)

Syringomyelia: Syringomyelia | Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club (ckcsc.org)

Do you health check your breeding dogs? 

YES!! ALL of our adults are DNA and OFA testing and have MRI's before breeding to check for syringomyelia. They are also DNA profiled with AKC.

Will you take the puppy back if I can no longer keep it?   

Yes!!! We require our puppies to be returned if buyer can no longer keep them for any reason, at any poin`t in the puppy’s lifetime.  

    

How do you socialize your puppies?  

Our puppies are raised with the puppy culture protocol. They are exposed to different sites, sounds, textures, and smells at the right age and are also taken on frequent but short car rides. Puppy Culture is a program developed by Jane Killion, professional dog trainer and breeder. It is a comprehensive, organized program for breeders to follow during the first weeks of a puppy’s life. The first 12 weeks of a puppy’s life are incredibly important. This is an almost magical time when a breeder has the power to change the outcome of a puppy’s life by what we choose to teach him. By doing just the right things at just the right time, we can give your puppy the best start possible.

  

Will the puppies be checked by a veterinarian before they leave?

Absolutely. Our puppies visit the vet at 8 weeks for their first wellness exam and to be microchipped. Before they leave, they go back to the vet for another thorough wellness exam. The age of which they get their parvo/distemper vaccine will depend on their mother's nomograph results. All puppies will also have an eye exam by a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist before going to their new homes. 

Will my puppy be AKC-registered? 

Yes. All of our puppies will be registered with limited/restricted AKC and CKCSC, USA registration upon pickup.  

 

Will my puppy be microchipped?  

Yes! All our puppies will be microchipped with AKC Reunite. Microchip registration will be completed at the time of pick up.  

  

What all is included with your puppies? 

All of our puppies go home with AKC/CKCSC, USA registration, 30 days of Trupanion pet insurance, contract with health warranty, parvo/distemper vaccine, deworming, microchip, a thorough vet exam, first eye exam by a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist, introduction to potty and crate training, a puppy goodie bag, and lifetime breeder support. 

Do you breed chocolate or merle cavaliers?

 No, we do not. Chocolate and merle do not naturally occur in the Cavalier breed. The only way to get those colors/patterns is by crossing in a different breed. We only breed the 4 naturally occurring standard colors which are Tri, Blenheim, Ruby, and Black & Tan.

Why do you charge sales tax?

Sales Tax Policy per Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts:

Breeders and other persons who sell pets are required to get a sales tax permit and to collect tax.

So even though I’m not a commercial breeder I’m still required to collect and pay sales tax.

The current total sales tax in Victoria, TX is 8.25% 

Sales and Use 

State of Texas             6.25% 

City of Victoria         1.50% 

County of Victoria   0.50%

If you have any questions or need additional information, call 1-800-252-5555 or write to:

Tax Policy Division 

P. O. Box 13528, Capitol Station

Austin, Texas 78711-3528

Where are you located? 

We're in Victoria, Texas, a couple of hours south of Houston. If you are close enough to drive to visit once the pups are old enough to have visitors GREAT!! But if you are not, when it's time for your pup to head home, you can fly or drive in the night before, stay in a hotel, then pick up your pup in the morning and drive or fly back with him/her on a direct flight, IN CABIN only.  

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