Twelve months ago today our first ever Cavalier cross Brittany litter came in to the world Smudge has nine little Hudges. We called them "Hudges" as it was a mash up of their parents names, Smudge and Henry. I have resisted the temptation to call them Brittaliers, although a good marketing tool to have a name, but those who know what I'm doing, it is not about creating a breed or fashion accessory, but a more healthy type Cavalier spaniel. I don't want someone coming to have a pup from me because it's rare or fashionable, I just want those looking for a healthy, happy, good tempered spaniel type dog.
You can do all the research and theory in life, but the proof is in eating of the pudding. We kept two girls from the litter, Bumble and Blottie, and I have watched over the last twelve months these two girls grow in to two beautiful spaniel type dogs.
So just now checking my emails it is with great pleasure to be able to see more of the litter siblings of Bumble and Blottie have also grown in to beautiful dogs, not just to look at, but also in temperament.
Thanks Karen for getting in touch on Tilly's 1st Birthday. The weight sounds about right. Her sisters, Bumble is around 13 Kilos and Blottie the who is taller and more of a thicker set dog is 15 Kilos. I always look for a waist and a tuck. If from the dorsal view of your dog you can see a narrowing (waist) as the ribs end going towards their tail end and from the side at the tail end of the rib cage the dog tucks up, the dog is most probably about the right weight.
Great to hear from you. Molly who was besotted by Tilly when she was with us, still asks after her and made her day to see the photos. Thanks for that.
Daisy and Harry
“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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