Macedon Ranges, VIC
Hi, I'm Deborah L.
I am a small breeder in the Macedon Ranges, striving to get the best combination of the gene pool to bring healthy, happy puppies
Vet Approved Criteria
Last checked on 27 Jan 23
Every breeder on RightPaw has agreed to our vet-approved RightPaw Code of Ethics, and passed an interview from one of our team.
- Breeding & Welfare
- Health Practices
- Home Environment
- Physical Condition
Newborn & Planned Litters
Our Breeding Practices
Behaviour and socialisation
My dogs are well socialised with other dogs, children and adults.
My dogs are regularly vet checked, treatment regimes and intervention regularly monitored and administered.
My dogs have a little over an acre to run around and play. They are always occupied and fossicking in the garden and bushes.
Included with our puppies
A puppy pack will be provided including a vet report, recommended feeding, treatments, and a bill of sale to ensure both parties fully understand what to expect.
K9 Cavaliers 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 that a breeding dog has been screened for heart disease such as DCM…
K9 Cavaliers conducts 6 additional tests available for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
A mutation in the ADAMTS3 gene has been associated with airway disease in dogs. The mutation causes airway swelling and fluid build up which can make affected dogs very prone to breathing problems. There is now a DNA test available in some breeds to identify whether a breeding dog has a mutation in their ADAMTS3 gene. Breeders can use this test to inform their breeding program and help minimise the risk of breathing problems in their puppies.
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.
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.
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).
K9 Cavaliers will send their puppies to the following states for their new families:
Getting your puppy home
K9 Cavaliers supports the following options for getting your new puppy home safely.
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About the Breeder
A little about us
I am a small family breeder. My pets have the run of an acre, they find lots to do to keep themselves occupied. They are natural hunters, and our region provides plenty of things to fossick for. They are all very healthy, regular vet checks, go on regular walks, get to socialize regularly. They love to be with you,…
Why we got involved in breeding
How could you not? This beautiful breed melts your heart ❤️