Tag Archive: breeding

Mar 07

Colours in the modern Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

There are four colours in the modern Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: Blenheim (named after Blenheim Palace)   Tan and white, sometimes with the “thumb-spot” between the ears.   This colour usually results from a mating of blenheim to blenheim or blenheim to tricolour, but can also result from tricolour to tricolour if the recessive blenheim gene is present in a parent.  It is good …

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Aug 21

Inbreeding problems

I have a brother and sister from the same litter. Am I right in thinking that there is no need to get them neutered, coz they wouldn’t breed with each other, would they?

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Jun 28

Good breeding practice

In-breeding is not desirable, or necessary these days, as there is a wide gene-pool to choose from, but in the early days in-breeding was practiced as there were so few pedigree cavaliers available.

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May 17

Heronbank Pedigree Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

The name Heronbank is our Affix and all cavaliers bred by us bear this name. Historically we used to walk our dogs on the banks of the river Torne, near Doncaster, where herons flew and fished.

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May 16

Good breeding practice

As responsible breeders, we only breed once each year, from the bitch’s second or third season, up to 5 years old, and then our bitches are spayed.

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May 15

The Colours in Cavaliers

There are four colours in the modern Cavalier King Charles Spaniel:

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