Edenridge Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
Cessnock, New South Wales
Hi, I'm Chris D.
We are a small showing/breeding kennel first established in 1992. We strive to breed for soundness, correct size and type and raise happy, healthy, well-adjusted dogs with beautiful, confident, outgoing temperaments. We sometimes have puppies available to loving, responsible homes. All puppies which are not kept for showing are sold on Limited (Pet) Registration with a desexing contract. They come vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and vet-checked before going to their new families.
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Last checked on 14 April 2021
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Our Breeding Practices
Behaviour and socialisation
Our puppies are born and raised in our home and spend their first few weeks in our living room which has a heated whelping box and playpen set up with enrichment toys. They are handled daily from birth, receiving lots of close attention and interaction with us as well as any visitors who drop by. Being raised in our home, puppies are subjected to all the usual household noises plus I introduce them to a wide variety of sounds played on a…
We regularly heart and eye test our dogs and all of our dogs are DNA tested for known hereditary diseases. We feed a combination diet of raw wholefoods and dry premium kibble (we use Royal Canin varieties). We find the dry food is particularly palatable and tasty for our younger puppies, until we introduce them to raw mince and bone from turkey and chicken necks plus chicken feet, chicken and duck wings. I add kefir to their meals and…
My husband and I live on a small acreage with a beautiful big open front yard; our home has a large covered porch where we love to sit and watch our dogs running around, playing and exploring the property. Our older dogs are free to roam inside and out of the house through a doggy door; they have their own boudoir in our family room where they sleep at night (or whenever they choose). Our puppies are contained in our lounge room for the…
Included with our puppies
I include a folder which contains 6 weeks free puppy insurance, puppy's pedigree, vaccination certificate, microchip paperwork, a very detailed puppy care guide with lots of great advice with respect to diet, grooming, house training, flea/tick/worming/heartworm treatment etc, a puppy sale warranty, a Royal Canin puppy pack with bag, measuring cup and puppy information booklet plus a voucher for a free 2kg bag of Royal…
Edenridge 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.
A heart certificate indicates a breeder has had their breeding dogs declared free from common…
Edenridge Cavalier King Charles Spaniels conducts 7 additional tests available for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Congenital Dry Eye is a genetic cause of severe eye problems in Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies. This disease is linked to Curly Coat Syndrome. Congenital Dry Eye is different from Acquired Dry Eye, which is a less severe eye disease that can develop in older dogs of many breeds. There is a DNA test available to identify if breeding Cavaliers are carrying Congenital Dry Eye or Curly Coat.
Congenital Macrothrombocytopenia (CM) is a mild disease which normally does not have any impact on an affected dog’s health or lifespan but can cause concern if noticed on routine bloodwork without knowing the cause. It is a blood disease resulting in low numbers of very large platelets. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
This is a genetic condition affecting Cavalier King Charles Spaniels that causes severe skin, nail and eye issues, as well as making the usually long smooth coat tight and curly. Curly Coat is linked to Congenital Dry Eye disease. There is a DNA test available to identify if breeding Cavaliers are carrying Congenital Dry Eye or Curly Coat.
This is a disease affecting the spinal cord of older dogs, initially causing wobbliness and eventually hindlimb paralysis. It can affect a wide range of breeds. There is now a DNA test that can indicated if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
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.
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).
Syringomyelia is a painful disease caused by pressure abnormalities when the skull is effectively too small for the brain. It is common in some lines of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. It is vital that breeders never breed from a dog who has shown any signs of the disease. Ideally, breeding dogs should be MRI scanned to prove they are free from the condition.
About the breeder
A little about us
My name is Chris; I live in the beautiful Hunter Valley, NSW with my husband and a wonderful menagerie of dogs including my Cavaliers, Tibetan Spaniels and a German Shepherd, plus two horses and a Ragdoll cat. I have owned and loved Cavaliers since 1992 and first began showing them in 1996 with some lovely successes to date. I'm an ANKC registered breeder of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Tibetan Spaniels.
Why we got involved in breeding
My first husband and I originally owned and bred German Shepherds but when we separated he kept the dogs. I missed having a dog and decided to move to a smaller breed. I attended a few dog shows and spotted the most beautiful tricolour Cavalier puppy. There my passion for this lovely breed began and I have owned and loved Cavaliers since 1992. In 2020 I added Tibetan Spaniels to our family. Their quirky, super cute personalities and clown like antics never fail to me laugh. I have always bred for soundness, correct size and type with the ultimate aim of raising happy, healthy, well-adjusted dogs with outgoing personalities.
Our special touch
Our dogs are well known for their beautiful temperaments, confidence and outgoing nature - previous owners come back for another puppy time and time again! Some of our lovely Cavaliers work as therapy dogs, visiting schools, hospitals, nursing homes and have appeared in court as support for victims of crime. We are also proud to say that some of our dogs have even appeared on TV, in commercials and plays - so they are a very talented and famous bunch indeed!
Connect with us
Dogs NSW (ANKC)