Teagol is now heading towards six months old. She is the culmination of ten years of crossbreeding, three generations of our dogs and three breeds of dog. 5/8 Cavalier, 1/4 Brittany and 1/8 Poodle (miniature). We definitely have got the size down in most of the pups from their Mother, Blottie who is a first cross Cavalier/Brittany, using a second cross Dad, Ernest, who is 3/4 Cavalier and 1/4 Poodle (miniature). Achieving a very elegant head and impressive leathers (ears). All the breeds we have used have basically been bred with the original same purpose to be flushing, retrieving and/or pointing dogs. None of the breeds are hard wired bred for killing, so it produces a lovely soft mannered dog, very much keeping the Cavalier temperament.
We will MRI scan Teagol as soon as she gets over one years old, and hope that we have managed to keep the CM free grade we got for her Mum, Blottie. Of course I think she is a stunning looking little spaniel, especially when you see her moving about, but I'm probably slightly biased.
“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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