Introducing our new litter

In this time of uncertainty, I thought I’d try and brighten some days with sharing some photos of our new litter.  I’ve been getting a ton of inquiries for puppies “because we are home right now and have time.”  My phone and email are both going crazy and I’m left wondering, what happens when you don’t have time any more?  Unless you’ve been planning for a new puppy for awhile, it is not the time to bring one home.  I’m having lots of anxiety about placing these little ones, I typically like to meet potential homes in person several times and that obviously is going to have to be very different for these guys.  We’ll get through it, however I knowingly will not be breeding any of my dogs until the world is healthy and healing.

This litter was somewhat of a surprise, we of course planned and timed it properly and all the steps were taken like in any other litter.  Cricket (Embee Burbrook Silent Song) however missed on her first breeding and decided to not show any signs of being pregnant for this litter until very late.  She didn’t put on much weight and both her co-owner Peggy Wallace (Burbrook Cavaliers) and I were really surprised to find out she had 5 tiny babies tucked away.  They were born very small but have always been strong and feisty.  They are 4 weeks old now and doing wonderfully.  I’m enjoying listening to their little growls as they start to explore their world and figure out play.  Their names are all related to weather after their Daddy Finn, CH Embee Brinklow Whirlwind and their Grandpa Chase, GCH Burbrook Storm Chaser who was bred by Peggy and is owned by Carol Rose, Karlee Cavaliers

This is the little guy of the group, he was born the smallest and dropped the most amount of weight in the beginning.  I was the most worried about him but he’s turning into a very personable and curious little fella.  His name is also a bit of a tribute to a certain favorite video game around here.

 

His sister Raine wasn’t nearly as co-operative with her photos.  I think she’s going to be very sassy like her Mom and Grandma’s.  Typical black and tan girl!

 

Frost reminds me the most of his Daddy Finn, both in looks and temperament.  He’s the biggest of the group and very laid back and easy going so far.

 

His sister Twister on the other hand I think is going to live up to her name.  She’s a bit of a live wire and it was very hard to get a photo of her because she was moving around so much!

 

Last is Storm, a beautiful black and tan boy.  He is sweet as can be and very photogenic!  He really seemed to enjoy posing for photos.

Looking forward to sharing more photos as they grow and develop.  We’ll be spending a lot of time outside as the weather warms up.   Stay safe and stay home.

Blog re-activation? Maybe.

I wanted to share some photos from our last litter.  I’ve been busy today cleaning up and updating my website.  There is still a lot I’d like to do with this website and I’m starting to think about doing the odd blog post again, we’ll see if I can stay motivated long enough to get back into it.   I think it’s important to share more of what happens behind the scenes as a breeder.  It’s often a roller coaster of emotions, both good and bad and there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes.  It’s more than just having and raising puppies occasionally.

I thought I’d start easy by sharing some photos of our most recent litter.  Before I get a ton of inquiries for puppy availability, they are all spoken for and have made their way to new homes.  My application process for puppies has and and remains closed.  I can’t respond directly to all the inquiries I get for puppies, it’s overwhelming and very time consuming.  It’s easier just to have a blanket statement saying that we aren’t accepting any.  I wish it was easier finding a puppy from a reputable preservation breeder but sadly there isn’t enough breeders doing what they should be in their breeding programs.  Be very careful who you elect to purchase a puppy from regardless of breed.  Ask lots of questions especially in regards to updated health clearances (not just heart and eyes), and be prepared to wait a long time.

These beautiful babies were born at the end of November and have been a complete joy in all regards. Daddy was BISS GCH Saranade Royal Charmer “Harry” a beautiful ruby boy in Minnesota, who I’ve been watching develop since he was a young dog.  The dam was our gorgeous “Ruffi” GCH Embee’s Raising the Stakes, CGN, CA who adores being a Mom.  It was somewhat bittersweet as this was Ruffi’s last litter, she turned 6 in February and has contributed so much to my breeding program.  She won’t be happy just sitting on the couch so we’ll try and keep her busy and look forward to showing her as a Veteran next year,  She would also tell you that she wants to run some more lure coursing and find some FASTcat trials, I wish it was a sport that was more developed in Ontario for non sighthound breeds, most of my Cavaliers love it!

I named this girl “RJ” or Ruffi Jr. because she reminds me so much of her Mom.  She’s not quite as over the top in personality but is very sweet and loving and has a beautiful outline both standing and on the move.

Rob named this beautiful red head “Summer” and she’s going to keep that name in her new home.  Summer has gorgeous reach and drive and is very laid back and sweet in temperament.  She’s not typical for most of the rubies we’ve had here.

“Benny” is now named Huey and has an absolutely wonderful home in Toronto.  That sweet face gets him out of any trouble he may find himself in and I know he’s a king of snuggling.

Summer, looking adorable.

What?  I don’t have anything in my mouth.

This pretty  girl was known as Maizy here but her new call name is “Sadie” better known as Embee Frostwood Star Charmer.  If you live in Nova Scotia, you’ll have to watch for Sadie in the show ring. I was thrilled to be able to share her with Wendy and Peter Aalders (Frostwood Cavaliers) who have been waiting a very long time for a beautiful black and tan girl!

“RJ” and her beautiful front/neck.

“Summer” – Can’t a girl take a pee?

Sadie and Summer doing some winter gardening for me.

Hey! Who’s on the other side of that fence?!  Neighbour dogs Brutus and Blue love saying hi to everyone.

If you want to keep connected with us on a more regular basis, I’m very active on Instagram.  @embee_cavaliers if you want to give us a follow!

Saying goodbye to Mylee

On Saturday, November 9th we lost our Mylee suddenly to a massive stroke, very traumatic for us, pain free and quickly for her. It’s taken me a few days to be able to post this and many, many tears. I know it’s going to take a lot longer than that to stop feeling how different our home feels without her. My way of processing grief is putting together these videos, I’m not good at it but the memories and clips all in one spot help me a lot. We’ve known and somewhat suspected cancer since May but all the medicine and specialists in the world just couldn’t help. Thank you to Elaine Mitchell for entrusting us with my girl all those years ago, she really was my dog of a lifetime.

 

 

Embee Cavaliers

Embee Cavaliers is a 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, preservation breeding and to celebrate living every day with royal spaniels.