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!
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.
Fall is the best time to go out and take photos. The dogs love the cooler weather and according to them, anytime is a great time to play ball or frisbee. I haven’t taken many photos lately so it was great to play with my camera again.
Hopefully we’ll have a chance to take some more fall photos before the weather changes. I’ve done some updates to my website, mostly in the Our Dogs section. Everyone went to the CFSO’s annual heart and eye clinic and got fresh heart and eye certificates. All of that info on their pages has been changed to be current. I have also taken some photos for a Grooming post that I hope to have done soon. A lot of people ask me about what products to use and how to groom their Cavalier at home, I did a post like this awhile ago but it’s definitely time for an update. Dirty boy Finn got to be the model for it! He’s very clean and smelling good for the moment.
I hope to be at the Aurora and District Kennel Club show that is being held in conjunction with the Canadian Pet Expo, November 23-25th at the International Centre. The CFSO is hosting a booster, so it should be a great turn out. Hope to see everyone there.
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.