Brookside Cavalier

from our home to yours


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 !

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                             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. Google your breeder of choice's phone number and be sure!

  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, often costing 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 quality. Puppy mills have been given the title of "breeder of merit".    It merely means the club is happy with the money they receive.


Any breeder with descent dogs and healthy lines will do it, and give it in writing!


      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 pricing protects 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 in order 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.


Questions to ask yourself when choosing a 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.  You may be missing out on the best companion that you could have ever had! No matter what you choose, male or female, Blenheim, Tri-colored,  Blackand 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.


 Foods to avoid:

  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Apple seeds 
  • Apricot pits 
  • Avocados
  • Cherry pits
  • Candy (particularly chocolate—which is toxic to dogs, cats, and ferrets—and any candy containing the toxic sweetener Xylitol) 
  • Coffee (grounds, beans, and chocolate-covered espresso beans)
  • Garlic
  • Grapes 
  • Gum (can cause blockages and sugar free gums may contain the toxic sweetener Xylitol)
  • Hops (used in home beer brewing) 
  • Macadamia nuts 
  • Moldy foods 
  • Mushroom plants 
  • Mustard seeds 
  • Onions and onion powder 
  • Peach pits 
  • Potato leaves and stems (green parts) 
  • Raisins 
  • Rhubarb leaves 
  • Salt 
  • Tea (because it contains caffeine) 
  • Tomato leaves and stems (green parts) 
  • Walnuts 
  • Xylitol (artificial sweetener that is toxic to pets)
  • Yeast dough




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 Puppies Natural Balance Chicken, Brown Rice and Duck meal puppy 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 is fine, but by morning they should be back on track.

 Our dogs LOVE them and have been eating them for years - but please wait till they are 6 months or older

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.

 Cleaners: We like odoban (eucalyptus scent) pet formula or simple green Bio-dog(pine scented) these are great to remove the smell from potty accidents and doggy odor. Use diluted as a spray on furniture and bedding and small anount in the wash.
 Crates: Plastic kennels can be used for travel or vet visits Some come with a divider so you can adjust as they grow.

Crate Bedding - washable and comfortable -Use towels or or old blankest until crate trained to keep the wash easy and lighter on your washer. When they get bigger and no longer wet in the crate get a bed a size smaller than your crate.
Small puppies should be confined to an area just large enough for them to turn around in.  Dogs do not like to lay in waste so it teaches them to hold themselves until they go out.  If you leave a small dog in a large crate they will go on one side and sleep on the other - thus making training a longer process.  We crate our dogs if we're going to be gone an extended period (more than an hour) and overnight for comfort and safety.  When trained properly they actually enjoy the "my space" feeling of the crate and it's not challenging to get them to go in.  When we're home we leave the crates doors open and they usually will go in on their own anyway when they want  nap. 
In the home you should also  confine pups to small areas like the kitchen or mudroom area until house broken and trust worthy. Bab gates are a great way to do this and you ca find them on craigslist in the free or baby section.They are also great for blocking stairs.

**A deposit of $500 is required to hold a puppy All deposits are non-refundable and only accepted once puppies are born, and have been chosen by their new families.