Arrow is a happy mom. Teddy is up front while Albus and Sirius are nursing.
Teddy, Sirius, and Albus (L to R) 10 days old
Teddy, Albus, and Sirius (L to R) 10 days old
Ringhill's Romeo O Romeo
LockeStar Love Cent'Sation
LockeStar Be Still My Heart - "Kinzie"
Living in Standwood, WA
LockeStar Keep My Heart At Bay - "Baylea"
Living in BC
LockeStar Can't Buy My Love - "Dollar"
Black and Tan Female
Living in Shelton, WA
CH Turretbank To Sir With Love
BISS GCH Pensrick Ace of Spades
LockeStar Ready Aim Fire - "Aimee"
Now goes by "Quinn"
Living in Michigan
LockeStar Little Sure Shot - "Annie"
Black and Tan Female 1
Now goes by "Sassy"
Living in Tacoma, WA
LockeStar Locked N Loaded - "Ammo"
Black and Tan Male
Living in Woodinville, WA
LockeStar Love Cent'Sation - "Penny"
Living in Pullman, WA
A: $1,500 - $2,500, is the average
pet puppy price depending on age and quality. Show potential often times go over $3,000, and dogs over 18mo generally $1,500 or under.
Q: How much does it actually cost to breed a litter?
A: The price of each puppy is determined to help offset the costs breeders encounter to create the litter. Rarely will a breeder in Cavaliers make a profit. Here is an example of some approximate costs a breeder might encounter:
$2,000 - Annual average in
$1,000 - Health testing hips, knees, DNA, MRI, and annual heart/eye exams by specialists)
$1,500 - Stud fee
$ 500 - Travel and/or shipping expenses
$ 500 - Fertility timing and testing
Total: $5,500 - and there aren't even any puppies to sell yet! Sometimes a girl will end up not getting pregnant and you have to try again in 6 months on her next heat cycle, and pay the semen shipment and fertility timing/testing fees all over again!
$1,000 - C-Section and/or veterinary care during delivery
$ 500 - Puppy care up to 10 weeks (food, worming, vaccinations, wellness check, toys, supplies)
Total Estimated Cost for 1 litter: $7,000
Consider that the breeder will keep a puppy back from a breeding. Now do the math on how big the litter needs to be in order to make a profit. The average Cavalier litter ranges from 3 - 5.
Q: Will you make a deal with me on the price of a puppy?
A: Taking a Cavalier puppy home will
be a great expense to the prospective owner. You will need food,
supplies, veterinary care, and training for the LIFETIME of this dog.
Ethical breeders care very much so about the homes their puppies are placed
into, and want to ensure that the family will be able to provide everything the
dog will need, no questions asked. On an otherwise
perfectly normal and healthy young puppy, no "deals" will be made.
We kindly ask if you are looking on a deal for a puppy, to think again about what kind of practice you will end up supporting. Finding a $500 puppy will likely be because that is all that "breeder" requires per puppy to break even or make a profit off the litter. What things do you think they are skipping to bring the cost down for their customers? You will risk health and temperament problems, and may not end up with a dog that looks like a Cavalier should. Please please please, don't try to bargain shop for your next family member if you want a purebred Cavalier puppy! You get what you pay for!