Cavaliers have been in my life since 1979. I believe a Cavalier is the best companion anyone can have.
Occasionally, I do have Blenheim puppies available to loving, permanent homes where they will be a valued part of their extended families.
I believe in knowing the health history of my dogs to aide in producing healthy Cavaliers. My breeding stock are examined by board certified veterinarians yearly. They have been certified for hearts (by echocardiogram), hips, knees & eyes. Their DNA status is tested for CC/DE/EF. My dogs have been MRI'd since 2008.
WUG CAVALIER BREEDING STOCK IS MANAGED FOLLOWING CURRENT MVD BREEDING PROTOCOL
to lessen the incidence of heart disease in Cavaliers;
as well as breeding protocols for hip dysplasia & CM/SM.
- current heart certificate by a cardiologist, a certification by echocardiogram has the most information & is the only way to certify a Cavalier is "heart clear", not just "murmur free"
-current eye exam by an opthamologist, the puppy may come with an eye exam at 8 wks of age too
-OFA certified hips & knees which means hip x rays were checked by three board certified radiologists after the age of 2 years
-DNA standing for EF/CC/DE, two Carriers should never be bred together
-clear of SM by MRI after 2 1/2 yrs of age. The older the dog is at the time of its MRI the more meaning the certification has because SM is a progressive condition. There is less value to an MRI done before 2 years of age than one done after 3 years of age.
"No one is to breed a dog before it is 2 1/2 years of age and only if both of its parents are murmur free at 5 years of age. "
Worldwide standards are to certify hearts by echocardiogram.
The older the parents are the better your chances of having proven healthy genes in your puppy. Many of the conditions affecting Cavaliers don't show up until midlife.
Contact: Lisa Lott