Quick update from Sally and Keith for Poppy and Mollie (Previously Lilibet/Millie). Poppy is from Ernest and Rosie's litter April 2021 and Mollie is from Ernest and Blottie's litter of eleven pups born February 2022. It is Poppy's 1st Birthday today.
Just to say all is well here. Mollie (another name change!) has joined the family and is already much loved by us all.
I love the Facebook page and seeing all the Poundland pups too."
Betsy update at one year old. Betsy is from Ernest and Rosie's litter.
I hope you, your family and all the woofers are doing well.
Thank you for the email relating to the Facebook group for owners of Betsy's siblings.
I thought you might like to see a few photos of her, now that she has just turned 1 year old.
She is an absolute delight and I couldn't imagine life without her now, she is so gentle and friendly and very much her own personality which is confident, playful, loving yet independent, and so much more.
She went on her first holiday recently and thoroughly enjoyed it all, not fazed in the slightest by the change of scenery and routine, and has settled back into homelife since equally as well.
Her and her pusscat brother are good friends, although in a typical big brother little sister way he does tend to look at her with a tolerant "what are you doing now you idiot" expression a lot of the time, but I often find them both snoozing together which is lovely.
Anyway, just wanted to give you an anniversary update and say thank you.
1st Birthday update and greetings from Tilly. Tilly is from Ernest and Rosie's litter.
"Hi Jane and this comes with greetings to all the family and celebrations for Tilly's first birthday on Saturday and her litter siblings !
We thought we would send you a good update of all things Tilly !
Tilly is a delight; full of energy and joy ! She loves life and we call her FOMO because of her fear of missing out ! She loves to be involved in everything. She is very loving and cuddly, a quick learner, enjoys her walks and especially holidays and being on the beach. Tilly is great with both humans and other dogs and very much enjoys her food ! She has been good at all her puppy classes and is just about to start her adolescent training. The one issue we have is she loves to chase pheasants and then her recall is not so good so we have started proper gun dog training which is brilliant so far !
Tilly is great health wise - no problems - she is 12kg, and is going to be spayed soon - her first season resulted in a phantom pregnancy which was interesting to say the least !! She really seems to have calmed down over the past few months.
Thank you for Tilly - a beautiful addition to our family. xx
Love Helen and Charlie x"
Lovely to see so many of Ernest and Rosie's pups over on the facebook page saying, "Happy 1st Birthday" to each other. Ernest and Rosie's litter born the 30th April 2021 From start to finish
Happy 1st Birthday to all eleven of you!
Yesterday Ernest (3/4 Cavalier 1/4 Poodle (miniature))at just over six years old and Rosie (1/2 Brittany 1/2 Cavalier), who will be four in June, travelled to Exeter to have Doppler heart scans. Both got a "GREEN" on the knew system. Heart Scheme: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels - The Kennel Club
Now to get eye examinations booked BVA - Hereditary Eye Disease Scheme for dogs and for Ernest now over 5 years old, that last MRI scan as he has some level of Chiari-like malformation. On his previous two scans he has graded SM 0. He will be booked for MRI scanning along with his Granddaughter Polly. BVA - Chiari Malformation/Syringomyelia Scheme.
All going well with those results. We will be hoping for an Autumn litter from these two.
Ernest and Rosie's litter April 2021
The decision to go ahead with this litter is born from keeping Rosie's fertility up. As much as not breeding to close between litters, going to far between litters the bitches fertility will reduce as her uterine lining builds up. With Ernest she she produced a beautiful first litter and we will use Ernest again due to being unable at this time to find another suitable stud for her. The only problem with using Ernest is we already have retained bitches by him and Rosie it has always been the plan to breed her to an unrelated male to our other line, as Rosie is unrelated to that line as well and hopefully retain a male from her. Plans are flexible and although I have Jasper (now eight months old) running on as that potential male. He has yet to pass health checks. It would be nice to hear from anyone out there that has either a potential stud pure Cavalier CM 0 to CM 1 or a crossbred Cavalier that is either CM 0 or CM 1. Also "GREEN" on the new KC Heart Scheme.
"Suomen Cavalier Kingcharlesinspanieliyhdistys ry
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FINNISH CKCS CLUB TO GO AHEAD WITH CROSS-BREEDING PROGRAMME
The Finnish Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club has given green light for the club’s first ever cross-breeding programme. The programme was mandated unanimously by the club members in a biannual general meeting on April 23rd 2022.
A preliminary cross-breeding committee was formed in the late summer of 2021, in order to collect information and to draft together a plan for a potential cross-breeding programme for Finnish Cavalier KC Spaniels. Nine months later the plan was put forward for the club members, resulting in a unanimous decision to start the programme.
The cross-breeding programme’s goal is to improve the health of the Cavalier, particularly regarding Mitral Valve Disease, Syringomyelia and possibly even Chiari Malformation. The Finnish CKCS Club recognises that particularly MVD is fixated in the breed and thus traditional Cavalier x Cavalier breeding cannot eradicate the condition nor notably decrease the number of affected dogs. Cross-breeding will introduce the Cavalier with genetic material from another breed that is free from these severe health conditions, increasing CKCS’s genetic diversity. The breed club’s plan is to carry out several litters with several breeds, in order to see long-term health results and to ensure sufficient material for further study.
Regarding partner breeds, no final decisions have yet been made. However, there are set guidelines, such as the partner breed must not show any brachycephalic traits, and its temperament must match that of the typical CKCS. All eventual cross-bred CKCS litters will be bred by registered CKCS breeders under the supervision of The Finnish Kennel Club and the Finnish CKCS Club. A single cross-bred line will include four generations, the final one being FCI registered as purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Completing a single 4-generation line is estimated to take approximately 10 years.
The April general meeting also chose a chairperson for a standing cross-breeding committee. Shortly after a full committee was formed, consisting of long-term Cavalier breeders and devotees. The cross-breeding committee’s goal is to carry out a transparent project that will not only help sustain our beloved breed, but to offer valuable information to other CKCS clubs and breeders around the world. The committee operates under the Finnish Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club.
For further information, please contact
Chair of Cross-Breeding Committee
Update for Lottie who recently left us. Ernest and Blottie's litter of eleven pups born February 2022. Hope all is going well!
Lottie’s been for her general check at our vets - all good.
Lottie has settled very well and is certainly keeping us busy.
Received an update for Maple a few days after she left us. Ernest and Blottie's litter of eleven pups born February 2022. Hope all is going well!
Maple is getting on really well. She is such a sweet, adorable girl and so quick to learn and gentle with our 1yr old... But still really fun and energetic and loves racing around the garden with the older kids! Sometimes she doesn't finish all her food but I think she is getting better at this as we have started to establish a routine.
The only tricky thing with her at the moment is that she doesn't like to be left alone at all, unless sleeping, and is very talented at escaping through gaps to try and get to us! I know this will get better in time as she gets more confident and we'll make sure we practise leaving her for short periods.
Thank you so much for all your help and support. She is an absolute darling of a dog and a credit to you and the large amount of effort you put in to all your pups.
Sally sent me an email and video (I unfortunately can't upload) of Millie settling in. Millie is from Ernest and Blottie's litter of eleven pups born February 2022.
Just to let you know that Millie was welcomed with such joy from Poppy, as you can see.
The two slept in the crate last night as good as gold.
Thank you again for doing such a brilliant job on producing such sweet dogs.
Thanks Helen for sending me photos of Piper (previously Zip) and Hope meeting for the first time. Hope is from Ernest and Rosie's litter of eleven pups born April 2021 and Piper is from Ernest and Blottie's litter of eleven pups born February 2022.
I hope that all is well with you and the clan. I went to give Piper (previously Zip) her second vaccination today and took Hope along. She was very excited to see her half-sister and they played for ages. Piper didn't notice her injection at all. I have attached some photos but it was very hard to keep them both still!
Lovely update for Kyah I received on the 10th April. Kyah is from Ernest and Blottie's litter of eleven pups born February 2022. Hope all is going well!
I was just thinking of sending you an update on how Kyah is doing when I saw your email.
She is fast asleep on my lap at the moment. We have both been enjoying plenty of cuddles. I'm amazed at how quickly she is learning - already responding to 'sit', 'come', 'down' and 'come on Kyah'. She has even been asking to go out when she needs to go and almost performs to command. I put it down to the early training she had with you. It took months for Misha to get to this stage, although she soon became the best of all my Cavaliers.
Kyah is also showing great character and getting up to the same mischievousness that all my pups have. She enjoys playing with all her toys, including ones Misha has outgrown but her Foxy is definitely favourite.
After a few days of having to hand feed her she is now eagerly eating from her bowl and loves her treats. Misha always has some bits of carrot when I get dinner and Kyah has learnt that this is also a tasty treat. She's beginning to watch and learn from Misha.
I was a bit concerned when I chose her that she might be a bit shy with strangers as she wasn't as forthcoming as some of the other pups but I needn't have worried. She has won over everyone she's met and eagerly greets regular visitors. She met Marcella, my vet, on Tuesday when Misha went for her anal gland check up. Marcella thought she was gorgeous.
I hope all her siblings settle in as well."
Thanks for this update I received on the 9th April for Poppy and Brimble. Unfortunately, I could not load up the video. Hope all is going well!
Poppy and Brimble are from Ernest and Blottie's litter of eleven pups born February 2022.
Just dropping you a line to let you know we’ve had a great first week. I’ve been really pleased with how well they sleep at night, I thought I’d be more sleep deprived but we get up just once in the night and then it’s back to bed. They’re in the bedroom with me and one the light is out they settle down. They’re not using the cages for sleep but they do like their fluffy donuts and they each have their own personal space.
Toilet training goes better on dry sunny days than it does on wet and windy days! They’re not stupid!
We’re getting into a routine with sleep/meals/play/training and lots of cuddles in between and they are both happy, inquisitive confident pups. Poppy’s confidence has blossomed and they are a good match for each other. Poppy is the chief mischief maker - she led the way in nibbling twigs, digging the garden and sticking her nose in the froth on my coffee and Coco caught on quickly. No point buying two of the same thing because they both want the same chew or toy at the same time!
They’re eating well and they’re responding well to their names and they’ve nailed the ‘sit’ command. They’re learning ‘down’, ‘stay’ and ‘come’ now. I’m happy to say they’ve bonded with me and not just each other and I love them dearly. They both love cuddles, Coco most of all.
Val & John are at mine most days and both pups give them a lovely welcome greeting. 3 sets of friends are coming this next week so they can meet more people.
They had their first visit to the vets last Tuesday and he was very impressed with them. He weighed them and Coco is 4.5k and Poppy 4.2k. We’re back at the vets on Tuesday for their 2nd jabs. Unfortunately they’re both travel sick so I’ll take them out for more short trips once they’re cleared to go out.
I think that’s it for now. Here’s a little video that I made today. Val & John reckon that they’ve grown this week. Thank you for letting me have two - they’re an absolute joy!
With love from Gail, Coco & Poppy xx"
The beginning of March I received the sad news of Florrie passing away. Florrie was born before we started up the website. Her Mum was Bonnie and her Dad was Charlie. She was a KC registered Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
I hope you are well.
It's with great sadness that I'm writing to you.
After almost 12 years (I believe Florries birthday was the 13th of March) we had to say goodbye to her yesterday.
She had had a heart murmur since she was 5...but it had been well managed and she had remained healthy until this past year....even then she had more good days than bad.
Her rapid decline was really since Christmas, although even then she enjoyed a 4 mile walk on Valentine's day.
She has been such a wonderful member of our family, she's brought us so much love and joy.
We will miss her so much.
Thank you for bringing her into our lives.
Amy and the Chudley family"
Lovely update sent to me in February for Saffy. Saffy is from Toby and Treacle's litter born July 2019. Sorry for taking so long to put up here.
I hope this finds you and all the family and dogs well. I have been sat with Saffy curled up this evening in front of the fire, thinking about how lucky we were as a family to have her and have found you when we did. It prompted me to to send you and update and of course a few photos.
Saffy is still a joy. She is the most adventurous and able dog - she does not tire of running with our lab, she is in every river, muddy puddle and bush she can find. She rounds the sheep on our walks and even goes in the sea. At the same time, she is a cuddler, finds her way under the duvet when it is cold and once the kids are in bed doesn’t leave my knee. She is a true mixed bag!
The children love her (needless to say) Emmeline, who came to your house to meet Saffy, is now 4 and we have a 14 month old Atticus. Our lab Storm is 4 this year. It is a busy, crazy dog house - like yours I imagine!
I hope you are all well. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog tonight and wonderful to see more puppies.
We send our love and thanks.
Love Sarah and Jon Lasker (Saffy, 2019)"
So sorry for not publishing this until now. 3rd Birthday greetings from Flossie, who is from Casper and Blottie's litter of nine little Blenheim pups born March 2019.
"Dear brothers and sisters,
I know it’s a bit late but nevertheless,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY and lots of licks
from your sister
I hope you are all happy, healthy and full of the joys of life"
Dudley is settling in well with our niece Sophie. Dudley is from Ernest and Blottie's litter of eleven pups born February 2022
Dudley has settled in very well. We’ve been on a couple of walks and he’s been very good on the lead loves meeting all the new people.
Just Peaches and Brimble now . Time to start their training in earnest.
As some know, a few days ago I started up a facebook page The Poundlane Spaniel. There seems to be a bit of confusion about the page, so I thought I should explain that the page is only for those who have a Poundlane puppy. It's primary purpose is for those who have had a puppy from us to be able to get in touch with each other, it is not a page for promoting and selling our puppies through. Secondary though, it may also turnout to be a useful tool to flag any problems health and temperament wise.
Why private? So it is a safe place for people with our pups to communicate freely with each other without to much white noise.
If you are truly interested in what we are doing and want to know more. I'm afraid you will need to phone me (Jane) for a chat on 01769 560969. Most week days, midday is the best time to catch me.
Active, sporting, sound little spaniels
Click on this link The POUNDLANE Spaniel to view our main website
We ask that first contact to be done by phone. I (Jane) can be contacted by phone at 01769 560969 for a friendly, no pressure chat.
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“Humans are aware of very little, it seems to me, the artificial brainy side of life, the worries and bills and the mechanisms of jobs, the doltish psychologies we've placed over our lives like a stencil. A dog keeps his life simple and unadorned.” Brad Watson, Last Days of the Dog-Men: Stories
Welcome to this blog. I am Jane, a hobby breeder, situated in North Devon, England, UK (map at bottom of page ,shows where we are) on a quest to breed a healthier small spaniel similar to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
WE DO NOT EXPORT PUPPIES
Why I don't export
Our breeding dogs are multi generational extensively health tested. With all our breeding stock having recommended and relevant DNA tests for their breed/breeds. We also have breeding stock annually eye examined on the BVA Hereditary Eye Disease Scheme for dogs, MRI scanned on the BVA scheme using the BVA chiari malformation /syringomyelia breeding protocol, and heart examined using The Kennel Club Heart Scheme for Cavalier King Charles breeding protocol