How do you know if you have a good dedicated breeder or just another backyard or puppy mill producer? Here is a list of key points that will tell you, if  you have a breeder of quality.

A Good Breeder does not sell to pet shops, brokers, classified ads or web sites.

A Good Breeder is a member in good standing with the American Kennel Club (AKC), the parent club for the American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club (ACKCSC) and or the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club USA (CKCSC). These are the only Legitimate US recognized registrations and in order to be a member one must sign a code of ethics for good breeding practices and conduct. 

Donates their time and money to Health Organizations that are continually doing research to eliminate Health issues in the Cavalier.

A Good Breeder will have a registered Affix, meaning that all puppies will have the Kennel name on the registration papers. This shows integrity and responsibility on behalf of the breeder. Our puppies will be registered and come with the Cedar Creek Affix.

You should be able to and in our case required to visit our home, meet the dogs so that you can see the environment in which the dogs are raised and the philosophy of the breeder.

A Good Breeder will give a guarantee of health on the puppy, providing you with written health clearances of both parents from doctors who are specialists in the field.  Typical health clearances should include eye, hearts, hips and patellas as well as DE ( Dry Eye), EF ( Episodic Falling) and CC (Curly Coat).  The puppies will also be checked by a veterinarian before leaving our home.

A Good Breeder spends time handling puppies each day. Socializing them, loving them and preparing them for their forever home.

Is committed to the dogs they breed and will always welcome back a dog that needs to be re-homed, for its entire life.

You can expect to pay between $3000 - $4500 for a puppy or dog and will be required to sign a spay/neuter contract.

Cedar Creek Cavaliers considers the above  qualities not only essential but vital to breeding quality dogs. It is important to us to follow these standards in order to protect the Cavalier Breed.