I remember one time in college my professor said: "You will experience unconditional love 3 times in your life, if you are lucky.... from your parents, for your children and from your dog!" He was so right!!
Whoever said you can't buy happiness... never bought a Cavalier puppy!
We live at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.. This is out home and these are our dogs
The parent club for every breed decides what health screenings a dog must attain to be " breed worthy".
Once a dog has obtained all of those screenings they get a CHIC number. All of my breeding males are CHIC certified and they are all International Champions. All my breeding females are CHIC certified as well, if they are age approperiate.
You will always be able to look that up at www.offa.org
It is always my goal to provide you with a beautiful, healthy puppy.
One that will bring years of love and happiness to your family.
Berkley bred to AKC Champion Rocky
Berkley bred to AKC Champion Rocky
Berkley is officially the sweetest dog I've ever owned!! 3 blenheim males available, Ready trained 6/15/14, Call me today!! 678-316-4519.
I am a trained Hospice volunteer and so are several of my dogs. They are certified by TDI (Therapy Dogs International).
Ever wonder how a breeder takes care of her puppies?? I will tell you how I do it!! All of my breeding females were hand picked for their size, appearance and temperament. They come from a select group of European Cavaliers. I like a small Cavalier, with a beautiful face; most of my dogs are Canine Good Citizens. Several are Therapy dogs!!
Most people wonder..... How is my puppy taken care of?
I hope I can show you with my pictures and as always you are welcome to visit.
The puppies are born in a special whelping room.
It is a small bedroom I stay with the mothers till the puppies are born.
For the first 30 days the puppies are just off my kitchen Always within eye shot of us at all times.
The mothers are kept in crates that look a lot like a bassinet.
As the puppies get bigger, mom and babies are moved into a bigger pen to the living room.
There is where the fun begins.
From there, they move into the Nursery and begin the weaning, and potty training.
At the Boarding kennel we start the Star Puppy Training. This take us about 3 weeks.
We have a trainer on staff.
The puppy comes to you with an owners manual and a one year written guarantee.
If you are thinking about getting a puppy from me read them and let me know if you have any questions.
I am very happy with my facility.
As you can see it is clean and spacious. You are welcome to call (678-316-4519) or visit (with appt.) I can provide you with references and My Vet (Dr Marie Lance 770.503.7387) will be happy to tell you about me and my dogs.Her staff is very familiar with my dogs and my facility and can answer any of your questions.
If you have any questions please call me 678-316-4519 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Rules for Non-Pet Owners Who Visit and Like to Complain About Our Pets:
They live here. You don't.
If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. (That's why they call it "fur"niture.)
I like my pets a lot better than I do most people.
To you, it's an animal.
To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly. Dogs and cats are better than kids. They eat less, don't ask for money all the time, are easier to train, usually come when called, never drive your car, don't hang out with drug-using friends, don't smoke or drink, don't worry about having to buy the latest fashions, don't wear your clothes, and don't need a gazillion dollars for college -- and if they get pregnant, you can sell their children.
Born 12/21/13, Ready as trained puppies on 3/8/14.
So what exactly is a "Trained Puppy??
A trained puppy is at least 11 weeks, has had at least 3 weeks of training.
Let me explain what training consist of...... First they will walk on a leash. We take them outside to a special area to potty and walk them back to the nursery on a leash.
Next we teach them to sit and to down.
We practice this everyday till they master the postures. Then we move to STAY. This is the hard one. You can only expect a puppy to stay for 5 feet.
All of our trained puppies are crate trained.
We start out with a small crate and then graduate to a larger one where they learn to love their crate and think of it as a "Comforting Place".
Robin Meese, email@example.com, Aiken, SC
Holly, I wanted to tell you that Halo is doing beautifully, the advanced puppy preparation that you had taught him is priceless. He has been with us almost three weeks now and has NOT had an accident in his crate being in it all night. We are following what you told us to do with his potty training and he has not had an accident in the house. I have had pets my entire life and I have never had a more prepared puppy. You and your staff sent home to us a wonderful puppy who listens, walks on a leash, potties on command and has been as StressLess as I could have ever dreamed. We Love him SOOO Much. I'm ready for a play mate for him. So when you have small Cavaliers again let me know. Hope you have a Wonderful Thanksgiving and a Very Merry Christmas!
Hi Holly! We are so happy that Cassidy is a part of our family! She's such a sweet and beautiful dog! We were so impressed with the S.T.A.R. puppy program! She came home to us knowing several commands as well as being leash and crate trained! It definitely made our lives easier, especially because this was our first dog ever! Thank you so much! You are a professional and you run a great business. But mostly importantly, you put your heart in your work and are always there for your clients! Thank you!
Nicole, Jason, and boys 3
Hi Holly, Just writing to update you on the first week of our sweet WOODY being here with us! He sits on command like a pro, and we are working on "stay" and "come"now I don't think it will be long before he's a master! The most EXCITING development is how he has mastered using his potty bell! I was in complete amazement! After just 2 full days of showing him what to do, he has started ringing it every time he wants to go outside! WHAT A SMART BOY!!! And today (though Im not sure if this was just a happy accident) he grabbed his leash off the door know where we hang it and dragged it into the living room! Ha Ha! If he does that one again I will let you know! Not only is he SMART he is So sweet and loving! He sits in my lap while we watch television on the sofa, or in the bed he loves to lay on my chest. He's great with the kids by the end of the day he is pretty tuckered out from all the running, chasing, and tug of war with toys they play! He's a perfect addition to our family and he has stolen ALL of our hearts! Thank you so much and I will keep you updated on how he is doing :) xoxo.
Dear Holly: When looking for a puppy as I searched for breeders your STAR program intrigued me. After bringing our Logan home from you we could not have been more pleased. What a pleasure it was to have a puppy that was used to a leash as we had to make several stops on our way home to Miami. The crate training that he received before we picked him up was a godsend. He went right to bed and we didn’t hear a peep from him til morning and this has continued night after night. It was well worth the extra money (which, by the way, I think is very reasonable) and we were so thrilled we got another puppy from you one month later with the same wonderful results. Keep it up Holly. Bringing a new puppy home can be stressful on the puppy and the owners. The STAR training surely reduced this stress considerably for both. I mentioned the program to my veterinarian and he was very impressed as I related all my great experiences as a result of all your hard work. Thanks again.
Maria Bazan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Holly, I want to thank you so very much for allowing us to visit the puppies this past Friday. Wow! They have changed from little sausages into adorable little puppies. We can hardly wait to bring them home in November! We all want you to know that we think your place is gorgeous, we love your location and your set up is incredible. All Cavalier mamas were so sweet and very happy. You can clearly see they are family loved. The puppy daddies were just as precious! We loved the Bed & Biscuit... what a special place, it kind of reminds me of the fancy horse barns in Kentucky. Last, but not least, we absolutely adore your staff, especially Angelita & Amber. We can't even begin to say enough wonderful things about them. We are so happy we found you; we take great comfort in knowing that we will be getting healthy & happy pups.
Tammy Herrin, email@example.com
Dear Holly, First off, what a great puppy Scooby is to our family. He has adjusted beautifully to our home and routine. Of course, we have followed the schedule you sent him home perfectly. He has not had one accident in or out of the crate. The most amazing part is the first night we put him in his crate at 9:30 and he slept all night, no yapping/barking at all, at 6:00 the next morning we woke him up and his crate was CLEAN! We have had him three nights now and the same thing except we have been putting him in the crate at 9:00 and waking him at 6:00 the next morning. The additional time spent with Angelita was extremely worth the wait and money. I would like to express how absolutely wonderful Angelita has been and continues to be such a great resource and support. She answered my phone calls before we picked up Scooby with help about what size crate, what kind of food, etc... Please value Angelita because she is truly very good at what she does. The vet exam yesterday, 5-30-13, went great. Scooby saw Dr. West Hamryka at Sugar Hill Animal Hospital. He had heard of your Cavaliers and was very positive and happy about all of the dogs he has seen from you. Scooby checked out great, the fecal exam was negative. Scooby was to young for his twelve week shots, so we go back on June 10th for his shots. Scooby and our dog Ramblin will be staying with you next week the 3rd through the 10th while we go on vacation. Angelita was so helpful in setting up the stay and looking out for our new puppy Scooby. Thank you so much for everything, we look forward to a long happy relationship with Cavaliers by Crumley.
Katie Shaub, firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly, Just wanted to check in and let you know how Millie is doing! She is such an angel, and we've had the best time getting her settled into her new home! We went to the vet on Monday (Dr. Winokur at Pharr Road Animal Hospital in Atlanta). All of her tests were clear/normal (including the fecal tests), and we set her up for the rest of her vaccination appointments. Her training has been amazing and so helpful - everyone, including the vet, is so impressed by her happy demeanor and "manners". She is great on the leash and loves her crate. When she's tired she picks up her favorite toys and takes them to nap with her in her crate - it is really, really cute! She sleeps through the night with no crying or whining, and gives a little bark around 6 or 6:30 am when she needs to do her business. And speaking of doing her business, she's only had one accident in the week she's been home and that was when it was snowing on Sunday and she didn't want to stay outside long enough to do her business. She's pretty much mastered "sit" and we're working on "come" and "stay". I've grown up with cavaliers (Millie is my first, but my parents had 4 over the years while we were growing up), and she has been the most well mannered, happiest and easiest to train. We just adore her! Thanks so much for everything, Katie P.S. I included 3 photos. She drags her "Cavaliers by Crumley" blanket all around the house and to her crate at nap time, and as you can tell in the pictures it went with us to the vet!
Holly, All I have to say is "WOW!" Louisie is a pleasure - the perfect puppy. I cannot even imagine life without her now that she is with me all of the time. She is my little shadow - almost like my third foot. She goes EVERYWHERE with me. She is very smart, loves people, is very charming, great around little children. She is playful, but so laid back. HOW IN THE WORLD DID YOU GET THIS DOG?!?!?! What a pleasure she is! I cannot thank you enough for this precious little puppy. My vet has commented to me every time we go in that Louise is the prettiest Cavalier she has ever seen. She wanted to know all about you and if you participated in dog shows. I told her that I didn't really know how involved you are in showing your Cavaliers and that I think you mostly breed for companions. She called me today to get your phone number as she is in the market for a show Cav. She just can't stop thinking about Louise apparently. While I was at the vet, a woman with two Cavaliers who shows her dogs wanted to know all about Louise. She is a breeder somewhere outside of the city. I happened to have her file folder with me with all of her papers in it, and the woman tried to offer me "a deal" for her. HA! She said that she has never seen such a beautiful Cavalier puppy. I very assertively let her know that I had absolutely no intention of ever selling my dog (and even commented that I was a little insulted that she would even have the audacity to ask me). She told me it was "positively sinful" not to show her. I obviously have no intention of ever "showing" Louise, but I thought you might take some pride in knowing that one of your pups has gotten so much attention. In my opinion, she is the perfect puppy (of course, I am a little bit biased). Everywhere we go people stop me to ask me about her. She is quite the show-stopper! I hope you are having a wonderful week. Please keep me updated on your litters and let me know how the "doggie bell" development is going. I hope to make a trip up to you soon to purchase some goodies for Louisie. Again, thank you so much for this precious puppy. I am so thankful that I found you. I have attached some photos of Louisie for you. I just adore her.
Hi Holly, As usual, Tara Anne had a ball at the beach last week. She stopped the beach goers in their tracks watching her go full out chasing birds and anything else that moved. Splashing in and out of the water oblivious to the rest of the world. Just full of energy and completely in the zone as these pictures indicate. TA is 20 months old now and I am still amazed at this “love sponge”. I am so blessed to have found you and such a healthy, happy & well adjusted best bud. Oh, I almost forgot…I wanted to tell you that she is visiting the nursing home here every week now. Lots of happy faces when she jumps up to sit beside the folks and does her tricks for them. I love to share her because she never runs out of hugs and kisses. Thanks again for your love of and dedication to raising these wonderful Cavalier companions.
Holly, Wanted to send you the picture from this AM. Tara Anne is 16 months. She goes everywhere with me that’s possible. I bought us a kayak and we went down the river together. I will have to get you a picture of us doing that. She is such a doll. She now has another best friend now. Abby is a Ruby that’s 14 lbs. They never miss a beat when they see each other, which is a often as possible as we are a distance away. She stays with her (and her “servants”) when I go on trips where she can’t go. They are so compatible and have such a great time together that I hate to separate them when I go to get her. In Oct. I will keep Abby for 2 weeks while the “servants” go away so they will enjoy each other then.
Nikki :-) email@example.com
Hello Holly, My life has changed! I could eat him up! Jack is doing GREAT! He has now slept through the night for 2 nights now! Out to potty at 10:00 and he gets up at 6:00 a.m. and it hasn't even been a full week! Since last Friday, we had to get up to take him out to potty at 2 am and 5:30 a.m. Now, Jack's a big BOY! Potty training is going very well! We took Jack to the vet last Monday and he was perfectly healthy and great! (I could've told them that!) We saw Dr. Potter that day and he asked which breeder we used and he was very pleased that it was you. He said that all puppies that come into Animal Medical that have come from you are always the best! ;-) All is well, and we'll keep you updated on Jack's progress. My friends Kelly Allison and Judy Crumley have seen pics of Jack & they were tickled. Also, my aunt Helen said you used to babysit my cousins Dave & Dan (I think). It's a small world. :-)
Hi Holly, We took Mackenzie for her first visit to the Vet today and he said she's perfect, but we knew that. Our Vet is Dr. Kirk Vardeman and he said he used to work with Dr. Ingle. He checked her out and said he didn't hear any heart murmur at this time and would check again on her next visit in a couple of weeks for her shots, her fecal was negative and he just loved her and told us he has other patients that have Cavaliers and how they are so wonderful (I think we made his day, but then I'm prejudice) not even counting the waiting room admiration she received. On the home front, she is just a joy. Sleeping at night has never been a problem and we have mastered wearing of a collar, now we're working on having a leash attached and not just for chewing on and there's lots more to learn but she's very smart and a complete bundle of joy. Tomorrow a trip to Atlanta to have a "meet and greet" with little ones (with two legs). Will keep you posted and send
Hi Holly, It's Wendy :-). It's been awhile and I wanted to send you some pictures of Miley. She is the most awesome dog!! We just love her so much. We've had a trainer come into our house a couple times now and he is pretty impressed with Miley and her age. She is a quick learner!!! She healthy and beautiful and we spoil her big time!!!!!!! She eats better than us and oh boy, the treats she gets...she the "Pampered Pooch"!! She is so obedient that it makes it so much fun to love her and treat her to goodies. She is sitting on my lap while I write to you. She is very much a lap lover. If you recall me mentioning this, our 8 year old daughter, wanted a dog that would really love her back and spend time just snuggling together. We'll, you have made it possible for that little dream of hers by providing us with Miley. She's also met lot of other doggy friends and has been on many outing with us, like the lake. She enjoys the water and I bet by next summer she'll be jumping in the lake! I have attached some pictures for you to see. The girls started back school this week (1st & 3rd grade). They have asked that I bring Miley when I pick them up in car line. Oh man, the smiles, ohhhh's and love she has receives in that car line is touching. She just sits there very calmly and all perked up waiting for them. As the girls approach the car their faces light up like fireworks. Even the teachers giggle over her. I can't help but grin over the happiness she brings everyone. By the way, I have a dear friend that may contact you at some point to enquire about a puppy down the road. A cavalier would be the best little dog for this family too. The children are very gentle and so sweet. Well, we'll run for now. I hope you and your family are doing good. By the way, how is that beautiful, very petite little tri that you decided to keep. I can't stop thinking about how precious she is.
Dear Holly, She is so pretty and sweet. She has been sleeping in the bed with us now for about 2 mos. She is so spoiled and sweet. She looks so little curled up in that big bed, I would never have thought she weighed so much. She has just now started jumping on and off the sofa, but the bed is too tall. She still goes with me everywhere I can take her and makes everyone who sees her smile. Most people want to know what kind of a dog it is. She just has that little Joker face. I have taken her to see my mother once or twice a week since I got her and the last time I was there she knows where she is going and when we got in the front door and the leash was off she high tailed it back to the bedroom and SAILED up on my mother’s hospital bed and gave her lots of nose sugar. Mom really looks forward to her visits. She says that is the prettiest color she has ever seen. I am so glad Mom lived to get to know her. I know you are busy with the new Bed and Biscuit. Hope that is doing well. I have been spreading the word with your cards you gave me when anyone inquires about Dixie. Hoping to hear from you soon.
Jan & Robert Redford
Dear Holly: Robert Redford seems to be settling in at the new house very well. He is getting used to the routine and everyone who sees him falls in love with him. I think that he already has a fan club. I have to tell you that I think I was blessed when I met you, because I don't think many breeders would ALWAYS go that extra mile for people the way that you do. I am so grateful for all the help you gave me when Robert was small and your patience for the times that I call with all the dumb questions. I have found a vet that I like. He used to own a cavalier and he also fell in love with Robert. We'll try to visit after the new year when we come back.
Hi Holly, WOW congrats on your very large litter with Bessie. I am glad everything worked out and everyone is doing well. Cooper is doing great. I had to send you some new pictures and tell you what a blessing he has been to us. He is the best with the kids and they love him especially my son who is 5. He was so afraid of dogs since birth. Not sure why since we have always had a dog and he has always been around them, but since bringing Cooper home he has done a complete turn around and loves to sit with Cooper and lay down with him. He is no longer afraid of other dogs and no longer cries when he sees other dogs and I believe it is all because of Cooper. He tells everyone that Cooper is his best friend. And they do have a special connection. It is like Cooper knew and wanted to help him. It is so special. Even my husband who said that we will not have anything to do with this little dog because he likes his Dane, has fallen completely head over heels in love with Cooper. Cooper has now become "his boy". So I think I have lost MY dog to my husband and son. It is so great to watch though. So thank you!!! Cooper has been the best thing in the world to happen to us! Talk to you soon!!
Holly- I'd be proud to have that photo on your website. You can't imagine the photo ops I've missed, like finding them curled up together in the same crate; licking each others' faces; and curled up with my dad in his bed. I was just writing to my friends about my second "angel-dog" that has come into my life. Not only do I feel blessed by her sweet companionship for myself and Reuben, but she and Reuben offer my dad comfort and joy as he passes through this final and vulnerable period of his life. He adores them too.
Heather Irby Kiser, firstname.lastname@example.org
This isn't the best picture, but I wanted you to see how GORGEOUS my baby Scarlett is...!!!!!!! I will try to get a better one soon to send to you. She is the softest, sweetest, best baby girl in the whole wide world!
Hi, Holly, Gracie had a big day yesterday. In the morning, I took her with me to shop at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market at the Cathedral of St. Philip. Now I know what it must feel like to travel with a rock star. She was so cute, she pretty much caused a riot. I could hardly shop for little girls tugging at my sleeve to ask, “please ma’am, may I pet your puppy?”, for grown ups wanting to play with her, for her running up confidently to other dogs, etc. You may get a customer out of this. One lady who was charmed by Gracie said that she had two cocker spaniels, but one recently died. She is thinking about getting a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and wanted to know where did I get Gracie. So of course I sang your praises and she wrote down your website information. I hope she contacts you! Then last night I hosted my Book Club at my house and my friends got to meet Gracie. It wasn’t just the wives who wanted to hold her, it was the husbands too. She enchanted everyone. One of my friends called me this morning to say she was checking in to see that I still had Gracie, to make sure no one had stolen her. I am such a fan of what a good breeder you are and how much fun your bed & biscuit is for the puppies! Gracie is an intelligent, sweet, friendly, cuddly dog. I attribute that to good parents and getting off to a good start by you, as she is so healthy and has such a good disposition. One of the things I love most about her is how intuitive she is about picking up on what people need. When my elderly mother visits, Gracie sits calmly in her lap and gazes up adoringly at Mom. My sister is playful and rambunctious, so when she holds Gracie, they have a big time cutting up. I am grateful that you have the bed & biscuit, because Gracie has really benefitted from her stays there, where she has a big time playing with puppies her own size and nature. I can have a good time on vacation when I know that Gracie is having one too. Many thanks to you, Holly, for sending such a bundle of Grace to my life.
Ana & Anthony
Hey Holly, Just wanted to say hi and thanks again for everything!! Leonardo (Reggie) is doing great!!! I wanted to send you pictures because he is just the cutest thing in the world. He is at 8lbs now at 4 and a half months. He gets more and more attached to me and Anthony every day. We love him so so much! My parents got to meet him this month and they fell head over heels with him. Let me know what you think of the pictures!!
Brandon, Jessica, and Abby McIntyre :-) email@example.com
Hello Holly, Sorry it has taking me so long to email you but we have been so busy! Abby is beautiful and has been a wonderful addition to our family. She is absolutely the joy of our lives. Everyone in our family loves her and everyone wants to watch her when we need someone to. She loves to sit with us on the sofa and snuggle :-) Outside playtime is a lot of fun. She runs all over and is friendly with all of our neighbors. I take her everywhere, I have had so many people stop me and ask what breed she is and where I got her. I have told everyone about Cavaliers by Crumley. I did not realize how happy she would make us. Thank you sooo much for your kindness and help. I hope you enjoy the pictures, she is getting bigger every day. At our last appointment she weighed 4.4 pounds. I think she has gained some more lately, we have been spoiling her with treats. She loves to eat and loves her CET chews and training treats. Potty training is doing well.. I love the x-pen it works very well. Thanks again and hope to see you soon. I want to start getting her groomed soon so I will give you a call and see if we can come on the day your groomer is there.
Hi Holly. I just wanted to send you a few pics. Jake ended up naming her Lucky. But we will probably end up calling her Lucks! She is a joy to have around the house. She fits in with our family just perfect. She is having a great time playing with Jake, Dan and I. Her and Jake are just starting to play chase! She only lasted 30 minutes on her first day at the beach, it was short lived but she had a great time. All of the Panamanians are saying she is "muy linda" which is very pretty or very cute! Thank you so much for helping me get her here. We love her very much, she is a great dog : 0
He did incredibly well on the drive home and slept most of the way in his crate. We stopped twice for him to do his business and he did!! He has met lots of kids on our cul de sac and even lots of dogs. He did great with all of them. We even gave him a bath already and he was amazingly still and didn't seem to mind. We have been so impressed with him. He ate all his dinner. He is the cutest dog ever and I am glad that all our research led us to you. Thank you so much for all you have done to give us such a great pet. Thank you again for all the good information. I am going to order the flint river treats and will get back to you on the raw meats. He sure enjoyed it tonight! I am sure you will be hearing from me since all this is so new to me. We so enjoyed meeting you and seeing your beautiful facility. I just wished you lived a little closer! You are such an expert and we respect all the wonderful information you have given us!!!
Brenna Payne, firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly, I would love to give you an update on our precious Priscilla Belle. She is the joy of our lives. Everyone is her best friend - even the cats! Her assigned seat is always in Mama's lap - I feel so blessed. Priscilla Belle also gives the BEST HUGS EVER! She offers her hugs to Daddy most often. My husband will say, "Can I have a hug?" and she jumps into his lap puts her little arms around his neck and presses her cheek against his cheek. Melts our hearts! As soon as I can snap a good picture of the "hug" I will send it to you. Priscilla keeps us smiling and laughing. Our world revolves around her, of course, and she knows it. She is our star and loves to perform. Priscilla loves her chew chews. She knows she must eat her dinner before she gets one. She is very proud of herself when it's "chew chew time" and we all do a happy dance. Priscilla loves to sit with us on the front porch when it's warm and watch the neighborhood hustle and bustle. She also loves to travel. We take her on very long car trips and she is the perfect passenger! We would like to thank you for bringing this angel into our lives. Her unconditional love, sweet spirit and gentleness is something I hope everyone has the privilege to experience in life. Priscilla Belle is our blessing from above. I hope you are able to open these pictures. If you have any issues, please let me know. I've attached several so you can pick out your favorites!! Lots of love from Tennessee, Jeff, Brenna, Forrester, Anna, Savannah Moon (cat), Katy Scarlet (cat), Eowyn Sky (cat) and the sweetheart Priscilla Belle.
Holly, I don't think I have ever sent you a picture of Sammy since I bought him almost 2 years ago. He was 2 in October and I must say he is absolutely CRAZY. He sleeps under the bedcovers with us and stays there all night long (even in the summer). He is a clown all the time and is rarely serious about anything. He has never met a stranger, loves to ride in the car and loves the beach. Sammy loves our daughter (Makenna) who is now 4, they are best friends. He also loves our 2 cats. They are now 14 years old and he is doing his best to keep them young. Anyway, I just wanted to send you a little note and picture about Mr. Sammy.
The Krilla's, Brad, Karie, Maddie, Avery, Belle, and little Cooper
Holly, I have been meaning to send you a letter for some time, but just haven't got around to it. I really wanted to write about our experience, and how Cooper found our family. It all started with that magical visit from Santa on Christmas Eve to Holly's Bed and Biscuit. He knew Maddie and Avery had wanted a puppy for several years and it just hadn't been the right time. With Maddie 9 and Avery 5 he finally felt they were ready for a puppy of their own....so he made a visit and picked out the perfect little tri colored boy for them. Their was one problem, Mrs. Holly told Santa that little Cooper wasn't ready to leave his mommy yet. So Mrs. Holly had the best idea! She made a video with Cooper and explained the whole thing, how Santa came and everything. So on Christmas morning when the girls awoke to find a puppy bed, leash, collar, toys, and a Cavalier King Charles book, they really didn't know what was going on....then they found a note Santa had left telling them to go to the computer and look at Mrs. Holly's website...and there on the home page was the words, "If your name is Maddie or Avery click here"! They were just shocked to see their name on the internet...when they clicked...(and I will never for their faces)...priceless...they saw Mrs. Holly talking just to them, while holding a precious little puppy! I bet we watched that a hundred times before the day was over. That evening, Christmas, I might add, Mrs. Holly called the girls to see what they thought of this amazing gift. She invited them to come visit her while we waited on him to get ready to come home, and took some pictures and sent them that night! Maddie and Holly emailed throughout the next four weeks, and then on January 17, 2009, we picked up little Cooper! So that's the story of how Cooper came to live with the Krilla Family.
Dean and Lynda, email@example.com
Dear Holly, We would like to thank you for Sidney, the newest addition to our family. As you are aware, we have had Bailey and Oliver, two Cavaliers, for several years. They have been the perfect family members. Both are so friendly, intelligent, and love everyone they meet. They love affection, but are also very playful, and keep us young. Their intelligence amazes us. They even watch television, and bark at dogs, horses, and other animals (even cartoon animals). This past summer, we began thinking we needed to add a new member to our family, and we began searching local kennels. We had thought we might like a smaller dog, like a Toy Spaniel, but after finding your website, and realizing you specialized in smaller Cavaliers, we realized it had to be another Cavalier. We visited your wonderful dog friendly kennel a few months ago and we were so impressed at the kennel, the care the dogs are given, and we got to meet several of your male and female Cavaliers, who were there at the time. We began watching your wonderful website, and the progress of the litters of puppies, and recently, as you know, we spotted Sidney (Prissy) and rushed up to see her that day. We are so grateful we did! She is PERFECT. So full of fun and even potty trained at 8 weeks! We will keep sending pictures and short videos so you can see Sidney’s progress. We would love to recommend you to anyone who is interested in either leaving their pets at your wonderful facility (the best we have ever seen!) or in finding them a special loving friendly Cavalier. They are the perfect pets, and your care and breeding of them is first rate in every respect.
Pat Holloway Georgia
I wanted you to know that Keara is the most loving, adorable pet angel that anyone could hope for. We visited the vet today for another round of shots. She currently weighs 7 pounds. She has gained one pound per week! I think Neill has been giving more treats than he reveals. Actually, the vet said her weight is fine. Keara has added so much love to our home. She now bounces all over the house and is comfortable in expressing her needs with energetic enthusiasm. I had her professionally photographed about ten days ago and I will send you pictures over the weekend. We take Keara everywhere we go. Neill has taught her that going through a drive thru means treat time. She was confused when I went to the pharmacy drive thru & the pharmacist did not offer her a treat. She quietly whined. It is hard to imagine that Keara was the smallest of her siblings. Her personality is loving and she is quite active. After about an hour and a half of bouncing activity, she settles for a good nap. Keara sleeps well at night and is the perfect, loving companion. We graciously thank you for this delightful opportunity. Hope all is well in your world.
Pat and Keara, firstname.lastname@example.org
Update from Pat and Keara November 2007, Dearest Holly: On this Thanksgiving, I am so grateful that I have darling Keara. She is so entertaining. Every day is filled with new joy and her plentiful love projects to everyone she encounters. As you know, Keara is 11 months old. She prances with grace and elegance and brings the gift of enthusiastic affection to every encounter. You are a model professional, fabulous breeder and you practice your mission statement. I believe it to the best karma that could have presented. I will be forever grateful that we found each other and I have darling Keara. She sleeps with me on the king size bed EVERY NIGHT!! Every day has more meaning and relevance! Hope you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving!!
Susan Campbell, email@example.com
Hey Holly, I shot these of Dolly a month or two ago when I was in Miami and thought you would like to see how she's grown. She is a GREAT dog. She is really smart, sweet, and loving. She has been to Atlanta several times since Mrs. Mena took her back to Miami (she is quite the frequent flier--in cabin in First class ;-). She loves playing with Ginger (the 100lb Yellow Lab, who she adores) and Chiqui, our part-cavalier rescue. She is fearless, but never mean, and out-plays the bigger dogs. Everyone is just in love with her. We are all so thankful we found Cavaliers by Crumley, and therefore Dolly. The yellow bows are because she had just gotten back from the groomer. They are usually gone within 5 min ;-) Hope you are doing well.
Laura and Erik Angley, Suwanee, GA
Hello Holly- Both Erik and I want to thank you for yet another awesome experience at your B and B, and for these 3 wonderful dogs that we treasure so much!! Teagan, Torie, and Kayla bring us so much joy!! We feel so lucky both to have met you as a person, but also to know that we were able to adopt such beautiful, sweet, affectionate, loyal, and loving dogs from you. We are very appreciative of the care of you give our dogs at the B and B, and also, looking back to when we purchased the dogs as puppies... the education you gave us on crate training, nutrition, and "potty training" was wonderful. Also, you were always available to answer our many questions early on (and ongoing), and that gave me a lot of peace of mind! We know you care a lot about our dogs and that means so much to us!! Of course feel free to have any one who might be considering adopting a Cavalier from you, or boarding their dog(s) at your B and B to contact me or Erik. We are happy to share our experience with them!! P.S. An additional thank you to the awesome "Pet Nannies" who give our "kids" such T.L.C.. when they stay with you. We certainly appreciate every one of them too.....Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
Crate training is one of the most important things you can do for your new dog. Crate training serves many purposes.
It gives your pet a private, quiet place to go hen he/she needs some downtime. It gives you a way to control an exuberant dog when you don’t have time to enact other training strategies. It helps your dog have better habits, and contributes to a regular schedule. And, perhaps most importantly, it is an invaluable tool in housetraining your pet.
Crate training is not difficult because dogs are natural den animals, and they feel safer when they have an enclosed area for sleeping or resting.
People who don’t give their dog a crate often comment that their dogs seek out crate-like spaces. They might try to sleep under your desk while you are working, or rest under a dining room chair. Dogs want and need the security of a den, and a crate is a den custom made for dogs.
I recommend wire crates.
A crate should be large enough for your pet to stand up, turn around, and lie down comfortably, but not so large that he/she could use one side as a bathroom and the other side as a bedroom. For a small puppy, put a large stuffed animal in the crate to artificially reduce the size, until your puppy is large enough to use the whole space. That way, you won’t have to purchase one crate for the puppy and another for the adult-sized dog.
When you first bring your pet home, your goal is to make the first interactions with the crate positive.
Put the crate where you plan to keep it, keeping in mind that until your dog is housetrained, he/she will probably sleep there at night, and that dogs like to know where you are. If not within view of your bed, it should at least be in a warm, comfortable place nearby, within hearing range of you.
Put a Sherpa pad, soft blanket and some treats in the crate and leave the door open.
Bring your new pet into the room that the crate is in and let him/her sniff it out for himself/herself.
The first night, or first few nights, in the crate can be trying for everyone including your new puppy.
Just remember that your new dog is adjusting to a whole new environment, and that can be stressful and a little scary. New human babies cry a lot, too, but luckily, puppies adjust and mature much faster than human babies!! Just keep reassuring your puppy without getting too emotional about it, which will only increase his/her stress.
During the day
use the crate whenever you can’t directly supervise your puppy, until he/she is reliably and completely housetrained. Pretty soon, your puppy will probably go in there on his own, just because he likes his/her soft, comfy, treat-filled little spot.
Make your puppy’s crate enticing.
Always put a treat or two and a toy in the crate. I recommend Kong toys filled with peanut butter.
Never leave a young puppy in a crate for more than 3 hours at a time.
Never use the crate as punishment.
Bring the crate when you travel so your pet always has a familiar place to go.
The first training priority for most new dog owners is housetraining.
This is definitely job number one for any dog living with humans. Puppies don’t come to you understanding that you care one way or another where they relieve themselves. But obviously you do care, so the whole point of housetraining is to communicate to your puppy where and when you would prefer that he/she “do his/her business.” Your puppy does not want to do things to make you angry or stain your carpet, but when a dog has to go, a dog has to go. Therefore, the key to this process is to reward your dog when he does what you want, and to keep him from ever making a mistake.
Supervision is very important in this process.
Young puppies do certain things when they are getting ready to relieve themselves. Typically, they begin to sniff the ground a lot while moving constantly, sometimes in a circle, looking for a good spot.
Until your puppy is well trained, go outside with him/her.
This not only keeps him/her company, but allows you to praise him immediately when he relieves himself in the right spot.
The most effective housetraining is a combination of crate training and schedule training.
And remember consistency is the key to success.
Here is an example of a potty schedule for an 8 week old puppy
6:00am - Potty
6:30am - Feed
6:45am – Potty
8:00am – Potty
10:00am – Potty
12:00pm – Potty
2:00pm – Potty
4:00pm – Potty
4:30pm – Feed
4:45pm – Potty
6:00pm – Potty
8:00pm – Potty
10:00pm – Potty
12:00am – Potty
Here is an example of a potty schedule for a 12 week old puppy
6:00am - Potty
6:30am - Feed
6:45am – Potty
12:00pm – Potty
4:00pm – Potty
4:30pm – Feed
4:45pm – Potty
6:00pm – Potty
10:00pm – Potty
Here is an example of a potty schedule for a 6 month old puppy
6:00am - Potty
6:30am - Feed
6:45am – Potty
12:00pm – Potty
5:30pm – Feed
6:00pm – Potty
10:00pm – Potty
I understand that price is always a consideration when purchasing a new puppy. Let me just start off by saying...
Cheap is always great, if you can afford it!!
What you save today can cost you dearly tomorrow.
I ask that you please read the following information before you email or call me.
Please allow me to educate you on the price of a Cavalier.
Whether you buy one of my puppies or someone else's ask yourself these questions obtained from the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club...
The link below was pulled directly from the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club
as well as, there answers in black. I have also answered the questions myself in green.
Now .... Does having all the good health certifications guarantee a perfectly healthy puppy that will live out his or her whole life problem free???
NO... they just make the odds greater!!!
My Dad always said... "Inspect what you expect."
Have the breeder show you the certifications.
Or better yet look them up yourself. Go to www.offa.org put the AKC # in the search box and it should show you all the certifications the dog has.
Next.... Remember a good breeder will be there for you for the lifetime of your puppy.
So ask yourself...
Do you like the breeder?
Is the breeder willing to help you with house training, finding good food and suggestions on a vet?
Does this feel right??
If you don't have a good feeling about the Breeder move on..... You are smart and your instincts are good!!
First and foremost
I breed for good health and longevity, then size and temperament.
I like Cavaliers that are on the small side
I am an evaluator for AKC and TDI (Therapy Dog International) so it is important that my adults have good manners.
Each one is unique and has his or her own personality, but they all have good manners.
Only the males live on property as 100% of my females are in foster homes
All my breeding males are International Champions and are CHIC certified.
CHIC is the highest echalan of good health a dog can attain.
Here are some RED FLAGS that you should be aware of when talking to breeders. All of these things are very important and should not be compromised!!!
They will not let you see their facility.
They want to meet you somewhere other than where their dogs are housed.
The dogs are not AKC registered.
They ask for cash.
They do not have a written guarantee.
They tell you they have never had health issues so they dont check for them
Price is once... Cost could go on
I consider myself to be a fair and reputable breeder. As stated earlier. I breed for good health first and then good looks. I am in this business for long term, not just for today. What I charge for my dogs enables me to take care of them properly. All of my dogs are AKC registered, microchipped, have had all vet recommended innoculations for their age at the time of sale, dew claws removed, vet checked and come with a one year written good health guarantee. I would love to have the opportunity to speak with you about your upcoming Cavalier purchase. Call or e-mail me today!! 678.316.4519 Call me today!! All of my Puppies are the same price.
$2,000 for an 8-9 week old puppy & my 11 week old trained puppies are slightly higher at $2,250
For those of you who are purchasing your 2nd and 3rd Cavalier from me, the price is $2,000 for a trained puppy
Or if someone purchases two puppies at the same time the cost is $4,000 trained or $3,700 as 8-9 week old puppies.
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
The parent club for every breed decides what health screenings a dog must attain to be " breed worthy". Once a dog has obtained all of those screenings they get a CHIC number. All of my breeding males are CHIC certified and they are all International Champions. All my breeding females are CHIC certified as well, if they are age approperiate.