This photo I got this morning is interesting to me, because you see Toby our tricoloured Cavalier boy stood with Blottie, one of the girls we kept from our Cavalier/Brittany litter born April 2015. Interesting as I look at it as a potential pairing in the future. My only concern is they share one slightly close ancestor.
One of Blottie's Great Grandfathers is the same as one Toby's Grandfathers. I know it is not that close a relationship and will probably bring more predictable type about in offspring. Pure breeders would laugh to think someone was being worried about breeding dogs this related (or they would consider this unrelated), but with health issues in the Cavalier I would be happier if the relationship was more distant and is why I'm looking at using Treacle (F1 Cavapoo) with Toby and hope we get something with the potential to use as an intermediary for these two. The Cavalier/Brittany cross makes a lovely spaniel dog, but I just want to get the size down a bit.
Seeing Blottie and Toby together though, I do think they would make a handsome coupling and I'm very tempted, but lets see first what Toby's coupling with Treacle produces.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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