It always amazes me the language of smell. Pups can be fast asleep, but Mum arrives and just pops her head over the whelping box. Within seconds her scent is picked up by the pups smell receptors (remember at this age, even though their eyes are open, they cannot focus their eyesight until around 28 days). A message is then sent to their brain along the lines of "Code Mum is in the vicinity!!!!" They follow their nose. Smell is their primary sense, fine tuned in their first month of life and will remain their primary sense for their lifetime.
Video (below) taken today at twenty days old.
Our next litter is hopefully Spring 2022
Breeding active, sporting, sound little spaniels
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From the 8th July 2020 our email contact will change to firstname.lastname@example.org
“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