Kookoora Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
South Australia, Australia
Hi, I'm Christine J.
Kookoora was established in 2014 and is a partnership of Caristabell and Faxbush Cavaliers combined. Yvonne and myself have been involved with showing and breeding cavaliers for the past 14 years. We have enjoyed some success in the show ring. We are a small kennel where all our cavaliers are much loved family members and live inside the home. We have imported dogs from the USA and Spain from respected breeders and recently imported semen from Canada which resulted in a beautiful successful litter. We are committed to contributing to the future of the breed and supporting official testing. Our puppies that are bred for quality, soundness, temperament, and health. We occasionally have puppies available to only the best homes and enquiries will need to fill in a questionnaire before being considered for one of our babies.
Vet Approved Criteria
Last checked on 14 October 2020
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- Breeding & Welfare
- Health Practices
- Home Environment
- Physical Condition
Our Breeding Practices
Behaviour and socialisation
We apply early intervention of and follow the Puppy Culture programme. All our dogs are raised inside the home and get used to all usual surrounds and noises. Our puppies are well socialised with children and other animals.
Health is very important and our aim is to breed sound, healthy beautiful dogs that are a pleasure to own. We health test all our breeding dogs. DNA tests for Episodic Falling Syndrome (EF) CC (Curly Coat) and DE (Dry Eye) are assessed by Orivet and HEART TEST annually with Heart Specialist, Dr R Woolley. Eyes are tested bi- annually for all known hereditary eye diseases affecting Cavaliers. None of our dogs are bred without a current…
Our Cavaliers avre much loved members of my family and all live in my home with the freedom to the outdoors as they please. Our puppies grow up around lots of children and other animals.
Included with our puppies
All of our puppies will go to their forever homes desexed with vasectomy for males and tubal ligation for females. Puppies also come with information booklet on Caring for your Cavalier, food, blanket, and toy with comfort smells to help puppy settle into his/her new home.
Kookoora 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…
Kookoora Cavalier King Charles Spaniels conducts 6 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.
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 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).
These breeders have had x-rays taken on their breeding dogs to assess their ‘hip score’. Dogs with low hip scores have better hips and are less likely to develop problems in the future. Most large and medium sized dog breeds benefit from hip scoring to ensure they are unlikely to pass hereditary hip problems on to their puppies.
Dogs affected by patellar luxation have loose kneecaps that may pop in and out of the knee joint, which can be painful and even require surgery. Having a vet examine breeding dogs for patellar luxation can confirm the dog is not affected, and that their puppies are less likely to develop the condition. Patellar luxation is more common in smaller breeds.
About the Breeder
A little about us
Yvonne Moulds, from Flaxbush, and Christine Jones from Caristabell have been long term friends with a shared passion and commitment to breeding quality whole colour Cavaliers. After years of collaboration on breeding programmes Christine and Yvonne came together to create Kookoora Cavaliers.
Why we got involved in breeding
Together, and independently, we have been involved in the dog world for many years in the fields of obedience, agility and conformation showing and breeding. Cavaliers have been our hobby and passion for over 27 years and we are both committed to improving whole colour Cavaliers. To this end we have imported studs from the USA and Spain from excellent lines and respected breeders.
Our special touch
Dogs SA (ANKC)
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club Queensland