After Bumble and Ernest's litter we decided to see what our new boy Casper could produce with Treacle. Casper and Treacle were mated and in May last year Treacle produced five beautiful pups. I was very pleased with the litter, although one of the males at six months still had a retained testicle, which I doubt will drop now, and the only girl had a slightly undershot jaw. The retained testicle is not to much of a worry, and an undershot jaw unfortunately does pop up occasionally breeding from any breed, but with the Cavalier King Charles only being separated from the undershot jaw breed the King Charles Spaniel in 1945, we see it a bit more when breeding Cavaliers.
We did not keep any from the litter, as we already had retained two pups from the previous ones, and this was to check that Casper was firing on all cylinders. Casper showed us that he has a good appetite for the ladies, puts lovely dark pigment to nose and eyes and that he can produce pups with a generally longer skull in the cranium and muzzle areas, with two of the pups having very long muzzles. A lovely litter of artful and sweet natured pups. That was the last litter for 2018, and now we are in 2019, and waiting on MRI results.
“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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