OBTAINING A PUPPY FROM EVANLAKE CAVALIERS
Evanlake Cavaliers is only listed on three web sites, The American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club (www.ackcsc.org), The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club USA, Inc. (www.ckcsc.org) and the all breed Dog Show website Infodog (www.infodog.com). We do not advertise heavily but are listed in our affiliated Club’s Yearbooks.
Since we take great care in health testing our breeding dogs and choosing appropriate stud dogs who are also tested, the number of litters we breed on a yearly basis is limited to two or three. We take an equal amount of care in choosing homes for the puppies. As mentioned before, all puppies are temperament tested at seven weeks of age and have a structure evaluation at 8 weeks to provide us with information as to which puppies we may want to keep for breeding and which we will place with families. All puppies are a minimum of 12 weeks old before they leave. Do not be surprised if we do not let you “pick” your puppy. Most breeders are very skilled in matching the puppy to the family, as this is the most important part of our job!
You may contact us by email or phone (see contact information). We will do our best to answer all your questions thoroughly. This is a big decision and you should have as many questions for me as I have for you! Whether I have puppies available or not, if you wish to obtain a puppy from Evanlake Cavaliers, you must come for a personal visit with all the family members who will come in contact with the puppy on a daily basis. I will not ship a puppy, you must come to my home and pick it up. After the initial visit, you will be given a two page questionnaire to take home, complete at your leisure and return. This questionnaire then becomes my “waiting list”. It asks questions I may forget during the interview and also provides me with information I may later need to complete Registration paperwork. I do not take deposits and do not promise puppies in the order people visited. My goal is to have an adoption that is successful for everyone, the family, the dog and me!
All puppies are registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) and are sold on “Restricted Registrations” which means you cannot use the dog for breeding. You must sign a contract agreeing to this. You must also agree to return the puppy to the Breeder if you cannot keep it at any point in its lifetime. These two items are non-negotiable. Anyone wishing to see a generic copy of the contract may request one by email.
As the breeder, I will be available to answer questions for the remainder of the life of your dog, and help you in any way I can to have an enjoyable life with your puppy.