Madeleine has sent me an update & photo's of Oliver who is Smudges litter brother & who's Mum is Millie. All Millie's pups seem to be taking after Mum with a shallow stop & abit of length to the nose. The breed discription of this dog is to have a shallow stop but alas not so many as there should be actually have this as in recent years for what ever reason it seems the trend to breed the Cavalier with a deep stop & ever shorter muzzle or nose. I wonder whether some of the problems occuring in the skull & brain of this breed are linked to this fact as a deeper stop does give less room in the skull.Also the size of the Cavalier trying to breed them smaller & then losing the robust sporting look of this attractive little dog, as also it is known that breeding smaller that the brain is staying the same size but the skull gets smaller so I feel that a Cavalier with a shallow stop, abit of length to their nose & abit of size to their body gives them a chance of being a healthier dog. My theory is not very appreciated amongst some but hopefully the prove is in the pups we breed.
Oliver is proving to be everything Madeleine wanted in a Cavalier. She hopes he will become her running partner & being a sporting & athletic Cavalier type I think he will be keeping her fit chasing after him in the future. Always a pleasure to share photo's Madeleine especially with Mr Giraffe.
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“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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