The Caledon Kennel Association held their annual show at the International Centre at the end of November. It is one of my favourite shows in the area and I am always excited to enter my dogs. This year i missed the closing date, I was on the fence about showing and ended up being out of town on the last day to enter. Most of my guys are either young and maturing or a bit out of coat. The good news was that even though I didn’t enter, I had the opportunity just to go and watch, something I should do more of. I watched the entire Toy specialty and it was fabulous. My old camera was acting up a bit but I did get a few photos to share.
This gorgeous ruby boy is a Loki son, I think he’s one to watch for the future.
Big dark round eyes and a beautiful expression, I’m in love!
This beautiful blenehim boy below is Cody, owned by my good friends Marianne and Bob at Cempa Cavaliers. At the Toy specialty he finished his Canadian Championship by going Best of Breed over several specials, placed 4th in Group and ended up Best Bred by Exhibitor in Specialty. What a day for them!
Another of Cody
Norma also showed Mr. Rex. We co-own Rex but if you ask him he belongs 125% to Norma. He showed really well and was Winners Dog in the morning show for two more points towards his Championship. He needs 1 point to finish his title.
The next show for my guys will be Elora Gorge Kennel Club in Kitchener in between Christmas and New Years.
My other exciting news here is that my new camera arrived. On our last trip to Hawaii I dropped my camera on a cement floor. It was still working but damaged, the focus was never completely correct again. My first test subject was Loki, he had just had a bath. He normally hates his photo taken but I have finally learned what he can’t resist working for, peanut butter.
Look at this adorable peanut butter face and tongue! Most importantly though.. in focus.
This one is slightly out of focus but this adorable expression kills me. Love my stinky boy.
My next test subjects were SO CUTE. I went and visited a good friend’s puppies. She was evaluating them as potential show prospects and wanted another opinion. I won’t tell you who as I don’t want her over ridden with puppy inquiries (they aren’t available) but needless to say I am enjoying my new camera and her puppies are very nice.
Look at these faces!
For those who are interested in Cavalier “essentials”, check out Embee Creates. It’s not super fancy so if you have any questions about sizing let me know. I’ll be posting snoods, pajamas, drying coats, etc as I have them available. In this house, they are all things that we use often. I am not taking custom orders so check the page often if there is something specific you are after. I sew them all myself.
If you are near Kitchener and want something to do over Chirstmas, feel free to come and visit us at the Elora Gorge show!
This little lady would like to announce her new name; “Lexi”. For the first time ever, I decided to do a re-name on one of my animals. It’s definitely more weird for me than it is her, she already knows it… little smartie pants. The issue was that most people were having trouble saying it and would ask over and over what it was, so Lexi it is. The name Lexi is a bit sentimental for me as Zoey was almost named Lexi many years ago. I think it suits a fiery little red head.
A few weeks ago I was approached by Sean Kelly of Equal Opportunity about a charity project he was doing for Mother Earth. They were looking for a couple of well behaved cavaliers for a photo shoot. They needed to help model dog beds and bags that had been made from recycled materials by women in developing countries. Mylee of course was the perfect girl for the job and I figured Ruffi would enjoy doing the shoot as well. We made our way to Attor Studio in Toronto and spent 40 minutes doing photos with their photographer. I was so proud of my girls, they did a fantastic job. Here are a few photos that they shared with me.
Website updates are still in progress but i’m getting there. I unfortunately had to remove the feature slider as it was having trouble resizing based on monitor size. It looked fantastic on my widescreen office monitors but downstairs on my little laptop it didn’t work. I ended up going back to the original large header photo that I will change on occasion. I hope to have my health page up soon and I will be listing some of my sewing items for sale in the next few days.
I’m still busy trying to finish redoing this website. It’s been a lot of work but things are slowly coming together. You’ll notice updates in the Our Dogs section and I uploaded Zoey’s video under Rainbow bridge. Things are so different here without her, I miss her demanding adorable self. I also spent the better part of this afternoon putting together videos for our annual Embee Fam Jams. I’m all caught up to 2017!
The other section that I’ve been working on is Embee Champions and Titleholders, many of our dogs are active showing in conformation, performance, and other dog sports. Their owners have worked hard on their achievements and they really do deserve a section on their own. I’m missing some photos so I’ll update it again when I have everything collected.
Since the end of August we’ve had a visitor that I’ve been showing. Secret is Ruffi’s sister and lives with my friend Sheryl in New Hampshire. While she’s been here, I’ve been trying to get her Canadian Championship Very pleased to share that we were successful and that Secret is now officially known as CH Embee’s Lady Luck at Mileslip. Sometimes wholecolours take awhile to get their conformation titles, judges tend to prefer particolours and it makes it more difficult to be recognized. No problems this time! Secret finished by going Best of Opposite Sex at the Trillium Dog Fanciers in Lindsay, ON. This makes the 4th black and tan Champion for Molly (CH Mysticmoon’s Danika).
The annual Cavalier Fanciers of Southern Ontario heart and eye clinic was held on October 15 at Graham Animal hospital. Along with volunteering to put in eye drops and manage appointments, I also brought Loki, Ruffi, Ebby, Molly and Secret for their annual heart and eye checks. Very pleased that everyone had a good day of results and I’m especially thrilled that Loki and Ebby officially have their over 5 heart clearance. 50% of Cavaliers will have a heart murmur by the time they are 5, so this really is an important milestone for a breeding dog. Our heart protocol dictates that parents must be murmur free at 2.5 and their parents must be murmur free at over 5 years of age. Mission accomplished for these two.
This weekend Ruffi, Mylee and I went and did a photoshoot with Attor Studio and Sean at Equal Opportunity. They helped model dog beds and carriers that were made by women in developing countries from materials that would otherwise be in landfills. The beds and carriers were super cute and I was very proud of my girls. They rocked their photo shoot. Mylee of course normally loves the camera but I was most impressed with Ruffi. She was the perfect little lady and did everything they asked and more. Good girls. I hope to see and share photos from their project soon. I wish I had taken more while I was there!
Embee Cavaliers is a very small hobby breeder located in the Greater Toronto Area. We breed in equal parts for health, temperament, type and conformation. This blog was created to promote purebred dog ownership, responsible breeding and to celebrate living every day with royal spaniels.