After my post on breeding one of the comments I received was from Zoey’s breeder, Bonnie Sands affix: Jewelcroft. She sent me an email directing me to have a look at this chart known as the Breeder Matrix. I had a look and think it is an excellent reference point to anyone who just wants to take a glance and figure out what they want and what they might end up with a dog breeder. Although I haven’t had any puppies yet, I believe I am someone who is firmly in the “Hobby breeder” category and will be for years to come.

Bonnie was my start in Cavaliers and I thank her for entrusting me with Zoey and introducing me to both the Cavalier King Charles Club of Canada and the Cavalier Fanciers of Southern Ontario where I have met many good friends and have learned a lot over the past 3 years. I got very lucky with Zo and the timing was right. I had contacted soooo many breeders just trying to make initial introductory contact and hadn’t had any luck trying to get one to respond, and those who did didn’t have puppies and didn’t plan to for awhile – as is often the case. Bonnie passed all my “tests” and I guess we passed all hers too as Zo came home not long after. She has been everything I believe a Cavalier should be. She loves everyone – some would say a little too enthusiastically, is extremely athletic and loves to go go go be it for a frisbee (her fav), a ball or any other toy. She has been very healthy and has many relatives with years of health clearances behind them. For all of those things, we are very thankful.