Blacklash Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
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Erica D
Erica D

Blacklash Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

LocationCity of Launceston, TAS

Hi, I'm Erica D.

Welcome to Blacklash Cavalier King Charles Spaniels! We breed Cavaliers for temperament, good health and for the ongoing improvement of the breed. Our foundation dogs at Blacklash were carefully selected to ensure healthy bloodlines. We follow international best practice health protocols and our breeding dogs are…

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  • Breeding & Welfare
  • Health Practices
  • Home Environment
  • Documentation
  • Feeding
  • Physical Condition

Our Breeding Practices

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Behaviour and socialisation

We are proud ambassadors and partners of the Puppy Culture programme, and raise, train and socialise our puppies with their protocols. This includes early socialisation; teaching puppies to enjoy learning through games, exercises and problem solving; and basic training including sitting, loose-lead walking, recall,…

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The most important actions we can take for the health of our puppies start well before they are born! All of our breeding dogs hold clearances by Veterinary Specialists for hereditary heart and eye diseases, and hold certificates for DNA testing of Episodic Falling (EF) and Curly Coat/Dry Eye (CC/DE). Our dogs have…

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Home environment

We raise our puppies and live with our adult dogs in our home and they are an important part of our family life. Our puppies are raised to be confident and well adjusted - regardless of a future role as a show or performance dog, or as a companion pet. It's important to us that we raise happy, healthy Cavaliers who…

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Included with our puppies

Puppy Culture film (choice of DVD or access to streaming Video On Demand); Clicker; Puppy Culture Exercise booklet; Crate; Crate mat & blanket; Puppy passport; Socialisation checklist; Collar & lead; Kong; Soft toy; Treats; Premium food (frozen or dehydrated raw food, depending on travel arrangements); Snood; A…

Health Tests

Core Tests(1/1)

Blacklash Cavalier King Charles Spaniels conducts 1 out of 1 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Heart Certificate

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A heart certificate indicates that a breeding dog has been screened for heart disease such as DCM…

Heart Certificate

Additional Tests

Blacklash Cavalier King Charles Spaniels conducts 3 additional tests available for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

dna iconGenetic Test

Curly Coat Dry Eye Syndrome is a genetic cause of eye and skin problems in Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies. The disease also caused an unsually tight curly coat texture. There is a DNA test available to identify if breeding Cavaliers are carrying the gene for Curly Coat Dry Eye Syndrome.

dna iconGenetic Test

This is a genetic neurological condition affecting Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. It causes sudden stiffening of the legs, often causing the dog to fall over and be unable to move. There is a DNA test available to indicate if a breeding dog is carrying this disease. The test is also recommended in Cavoodles.

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An eye certificate means the breeder has had their breeding dogs examined by a veterinary ophthalmologist, to confirm they are not affected by any eye conditions which may be passed down genetically to their puppies. If relevant for the breed, it also includes running DNA tests to confirm the dog is not a genetic carrier of hereditary eye diseases, such as Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). It includes breeders who have participated in the Australian Canine Eye Scheme (ACES).

Badges of Recognition

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About the Breeder

A little about us

I'm Erica from Blacklash Cavaliers! I spent twenty years in the rescue world, before making the decision to come into the world of showing and breeding. I breed Cavaliers that I want to live with - healthy, happy, well-socialised and with good longevity - and I do everything I can to help prepare our puppies and new…

Why we got involved in breeding

Coming from a rescue background for the last twenty years, my first Cavalier, Wilbur, was a rescue dog. Sadly, he didn't live a long life due to health issues and he also suffered from severe anxiety. When he died, we really wanted another Cavalier so we decided to do some research and to get a puppy from a…

Our special touch

We are proud and active members of the global Puppy Culture community and all our litters have been raised with these protocols. This programme focuses on early puppy development and socialisation, with a particular emphasis on self-directed learning and enrichment. Our early work with the puppies is evident in the…



Dogs Tasmania (ANKC)

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Breeding since


  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Tasmania
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Victoria Inc

Applying for a puppy

Apply for a puppy by answering a few questions so Erica can get to know you.

- Comprehensive puppy pack which includes: quality brand chew toys such as Kong & K9 Connectables, puppy collar & lead, quality soft toys (eg Zippy Paws, Kong, Fuzzyard, Outward Hound etc), quality chew treats (eg dehydrated raw chews), biodegradable poo bags, toy from the weaning pen (with scent of littermates and mother) - Raw food (complete meals) Ziwi Peak, Providore, K9 Natural etc for puppies flying or choice of fresh/frozen/deydrated raw for families in Tasmania - Adaptil products to help support your puppy when travelling and to ease the transition from our home to your's - Puppy Culture DVD or lifetime streaming access to the Puppy Culture film - Puppy Culture booklet on exercise guidelines - Puppy Culture Training clicker - Puppy Passport from Operation Socialisation to help you stay on track with socialising your puppy - Support and practical help and advice from the breeder for the lifetime of your puppy (includes access to our private Puppy Family Group). - Puppy school booking information and ongoing training help with qualified, accredited dog trainers - Crate (airline approved for puppies travelling by air) or a choice of 3 crates (airline, wire or foldable canvas) for puppy families collecting or travelling within Tasmania. - Folder of important documents (vaccination card, worming schedule, Certified Pedigree papers, health certificates of your puppy's parents, Contract, Microchip certificate, Diet notes,