Below is a recent update from Helen and the photos and videos are over three updates for Hope back to the beginning of August. Hope is from our last litter from Ernest and Rosie's litter of eleven pups. Helen who is a vet has noticed that Hope has developed an undershot jaw since she has had her, so I ask everyone who had a pup from that litter to check their pups teeth. It is something that can develop even if a perfect scissor bit at eight weeks old. Undershot jaws can pop up in any breeds, but with Cavalier seperating from the King Charles, which is purposely bred with undershot jaws (don't get me started on deliberately breeding dogs with undershot jaws) it has a higher prevalence in the breed than others and can pop up.
Thankfully with Hope it should not cause her any major issues other than keeping an eye on and manual cleaning of teeth as more prone to tartar build up. Thanks for letting me know Helen
I hope that you have all recovered from Covid now. I just thought I'd send a quick update on Hope who is now 19 weeks old. She's doing really well, has a lot of enthusiasm for life but is still able to settle well. She's not had any accidents in the house for several weeks now so seems to be pretty well housetrained. She graduated from puppy class, despite being a bit distracted in our last week, and has now started on the bronze Good Citizen Dog Scheme classes. She's very responsive to training but does struggle to focus around other people and dogs - she just wants to play with everyone!
One thing I have noticed is that she's got an undershot jaw. It was very subtle to start with and I was hoping that as her adult teeth came through that it might correct itself, but it seems to be becoming more pronounced if anything. It's not likely to cause her any particular issues and she's still beautiful, but just wanted to make you aware in case it affects any of your future breeding plans.
She now weighs 5.2kg and is tracking on her growth chart to an expected adult weight of just over 8kg. She's got extremely long legs! I'd be interested to hear how big her siblings are now.
Hope you and all the Poundlane family are well.
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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