Pictures on the "PUPPIES" page of available pups
Brookside Cavalier honors a
5 year health guarantee
Not because we think you will need it ....
but because we know you won't
If others won't question them ...WHY !
Please call (978) 526-7754 for info
When Choosing a Puppy
Please be very careful from whom and where you buy your Cavalier.
Ask to see the pedigrees and if names repeat between Dam and Sire steer clear. Unless a breeder has decades of experience and an incredible insurance your asking for trouble. These are back yard breeders.
Do not buy an inexpensive puppy. Most are marked down for a reason and health issues and genetic defects can be heartbreaking not to mention expensive, and cost more then the dog itself.
Experienced breeders are paramount.
Beware "Breeder of Merit" means nothing
more than that a breeder who registers every litter with a club of some degree it is in no way a guarantee of health or otherwise. Puppy mills have been given the title of "breeder of merit" it means little. It means the club is happy with the money they receive.
DEMAND A REASONABLE HEALTH GUARANTEE
any breeder with descent dogs and healthy lines will do it and get it in writing!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
PLEASE MICRO CHIP YOUR BABY WHEN GOING IN FOR SPAY OR NEUTERING IT WILL BE THEIR BEST LINK BACK TO YOU!
Treats are for training and good deeds. We use small kibble, baby carrots, cooked sweet potato, green beans, apple pieces, skinless rotisserie chicken which you can get at any supermarket.
Food: We feed all of our dogs and Puppies Purina Pro plan shredded chicken or lamb and rice puppy food and dog food. Follow the feeding instructions on the bag. Puppies need to eat and drink regularly to avoid dehydration and blood sugar levels dropping. Make sure your new puppy eats and drinks regularly every day - no matter what. A little leeway on the first day/night in a new home but by morning they should be back on track.
Greenies: Our dogs LOVE them and have been eating them for years - but please wait till they are 6 months or older. DO NOT GIVE GREENIES TO DOGS UNDER SIX MONTHS OF AGE!
Bowl: We recommend stainless bowls as puppies cannot chew them up and are more sanitary.
Buy two bowls (food and water)... smaller sizes are fine.
Collars and Harnesses: We recommend an adjustable nylon collar for tags only (usually cat size at first) and a harness (for walking) and thin light leash to start.
As your puppy grows they will outgrow their collar. Do not buy a high priced collar for new babies.
The less expensive nylon ones will serve best until they're full grow... Then you can buy whatever you'd like.
Harnesses are preferred for walking since there is no pressure on the neck and less of a chance of collapsing the trachea.
Retractable leashes can scare small pups so best saved till the walking process is already in full swing.
Shampoo and Brushes - Basic Natural oatmeal shampoo is our preference or Blue shampoo to make white hair whitest is nice too. Rake brushes are best as you can groom them as needed.
Flea and Heartworm: We use Frontline or Advantix for flea and tick and Heartgard for heartworm preventative.
You will get these from your vet or get a prescription from your vet and order online.
Why care about pedigree for a pet quality pup?
That is simple......Champion dogs have proven themselves with a long line of health, temperament, disposition, train-ability and smarts. The chances of these traits carrying on to your pet is almost guaranteed to a large degree. Dogs with no pedigree have no line to trace to see if the genes are healthy or sound, it's a gamble.How can anyone guarantee a dog if they don't have records of the lineage, health, or the offspring? Many small breeders do this due to ignorance and what it cost them.Cheap dogs produce cheap dogs. Realistically it costs you in the long run. It's really very simple you get what you pay for.
Think of it as a protection policy for your peace of mind.
All responsible breeders price protect their puppies.The breed on average, for pet quality ranges from $2500-$4000 depending on many variables.
(These are average reference prices not our specific pricing)
It is very important to purchase a puppy from a breeder who implements a spay/neuter contract to insure the preservation of the breed. As well as a breeder who socializes and introduces the pups to a variety of experiences to build confidence and insure a well adjusted animal who is happy and emotionally stable. Please remember anyone can have a litter and promise a "perfect pup". Do your homework. Please do not buy from a kennel, breeder with several breeds or pet store, the end result will be costly both emotionally and financially.
ASK WHY THEY DON'T HAVE A 5 YEAR HEALTH GUARANTEE.
When choosing a male or female puppy
Boy or Girl ?
Blenheim, Tricolored, Black and Tan or Ruby?
How can you decide on a boy or girl?
Which color is best for you?
You may find that neither gender nor color really matters because a Cavalier is a Cavalier.
You can't go wrong!
Keep an open mind when selecting your puppy, don’t close the door on a puppy because of preconceived notions of its gender or color, because you may be missing out on the best companion that you could have ever had. Either way you go, male or female, Blenheim Tri-colored Black and Tan or Ruby, if it is a Cavalier you can’t go wrong.
Just keep in mind every dog, male or female of any color has its’ own personality and is unique in every way. The differences that you see should not be based on the gender, male or female. The differences that you should be looking at should be based on the litter as a whole.
When looking at the litter you may see one puppy in a litter that is more outgoing, the first one to check out a new situation and the first one to figure things out. Then in the same litter you may see one that may be a bit more reserved and tends to be more cautious when checking out a new situation. Sometimes this is very hard for a common person to look at the litter and be able to tell the personality developing, that is where the breeder comes in, it is very important to accept any advice that the breeder is giving you and weigh all aspects.
A deposit of $500 is required to hold a puppy All deposits are non refundable and only excepted once puppies are born and have been chosen by their new families.