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Welcome to my newly updated website. To my regular followers, the pages of Legend Cavaliers may look a little different than before, but that's because I've learned a lot since I began breeding and showing Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in Florida back in 2005, and I want to share it all with you in a format that is educational, fun and easy to follow.
These new pages contain a lot of current information and answers to common questions I've received throughout the years, along with links and references. My Puppy Care Manual is now available online, and I also have made a section for all the "Good Stuff" every Cavalier owner needs to have.
Whether you're new to the breed or have known the joy and adoration a Cavalier can bring into your life, my intention is to make the pages of Legend Cavaliers a handy reference guide for all Cavalier enthusiasts, with information and tips on caring for your new cavalier puppy. Your questions are always welcome, so please feel free to contact me at any time.
I am committed to breeding quality, healthy Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. I follow the highest breeding standards in order to protect the health and well-being of my treasured "children." All of my dogs and puppies live in the house with me (and yes, they do sleep on the bed!). My dogs run, play and socialize daily in my safe and spacious backyard.
I pride myself on breeding Cavaliers that are not only healthy and sweet tempered, but beautiful to look at as well. Looking into the large, soulful, dark-brown eyes of a lovely new puppy simply takes my breath away.
Whether you choose to bring a Legend Cavalier into your home, or to get one from another trusted breeder, I encourage you to research your choice. A healthy puppy is a happy puppy. Doing your homework now could save you immeasurable heartache and thousands of dollars in unnecessary veterinarian bills.
If you come to me for a Cavalier you probably already understand that you are not just buying a pet, you are adding a family member to your household. With the proper care and guidance, your puppy will be with you for many years to come. To this end, I promise to be available to every new puppy owner with 24/7 mentoring and support for the life of the dog.
You will receive all off the manuals I have created with plenty of information on everything from housebreaking, vaccinations, grooming, health, training, diet and exercise, and much more.
In 2004, a dear friend, Cindy, arrived at my Ocala Florida horse farm with a pair of darling Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies in tow. It was my first encounter with the breed, and I was immediately mesmerized by their sweet expression and the lovely colors of their shiny coats. Cindy unexpectedly thrust them both into my arms, and the pups instantly nuzzled into the crook of my neck and showered me with kisses as if I were a long lost friend. I was hooked! I absolutely had to have one, so I made finding quality showing and breeding stock my "mission impossible" for the next year or so. Since I had spent the prior 20 years breeding Thoroughbred race horses, showing and breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels was a natural continuation along my path.
I was so very lucky to find a long-time breeder with exceptionally healthy bloodlines who trusted in me and agreed to sell me one of her champion bloodline pups with the agreement that she would become my mentor. We remain close friends to this day.
I'm an animal lover. I breed a few litters of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels each year as a hobby. I keep a few select pups for myself to show, and others I sell as pets to approved homes with a spay/neuter agreement. Occasionally I may agree to sell a show quality puppy along with a co-owner agreement until the dog reaches his or her championship.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not prolific producers, and they often have just a few pups in a litter, thus I do not have an abundance of puppies available at any given time. You should be prepared to wait for a litter to be born. Patience is golden and worth the reward.
All new Legend Cavalier homes must apply for consideration and provide references. I do this to ensure that my "children" go to live in loving homes such as my own.
Check Out My Fun Video Showcasing the Typical Life of Legend Cavaliers
Here I am in the show ring with "Lola" the day she earned her AKC Championship. Finishing a dog is always a special moment to be proud of. For a closer look at my vast array of show photos, see the "Show Gallery"
Showing dogs is a very competitive sport It is not easy to win unless your dog has all of the qualities deemed important by the strict AKC judging guidelines.
Portrait of King Charles II, the original developer of Cavalier Spaniels, as a child.
For a history of how the breed was recreated after his death, as well as great information about the American Kennel Club Breed Standard with illustrations depicting the features of the "perfect" Cavalier, take a look at the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Breed Guide on the "Resources" page. You will also find
Mama Mia!!!! Here is the lovely Jessica tending to her brood of five week old puppies. Such a good mama. If you love looking at puppy pictures as much as I do, click on the link below.