Please use the following links to arm yourself with information. Learn more about cavalier health, history, AKC breed standards, raising a puppy, rescues, how to find a responsible breeder, and what you can do to prevent MVD in your cavalier. Avoid impulse buying. Once you have done your research, you will be ready to talk to breeders. If you know more about cavaliers then someone who's breeding them, that's a red flag. Responsible pet owners always invest the time it takes doing research before bringing home a new puppy.
Where to find good reputable dog breeders ?
Start with local dog and cavalier clubs:
How to create "Super puppies" (Something your breeder should be doing)
Dog Health Information:
http://www.woodhavenlabs.com/documents/dewclaws-injury.pdf Why dew claws should not be cut
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enPCZA1WFKY Why dogs should not be spayed/neutered early by Dr. Becker DVM
The following products I highly recommend for cavalier health. I have personally researched each one and successfully use them on all my dogs:
www.nuvet.com/66236 Supplents by Nuvet Labs Made in the USA, using only natural "Human grade" ingredients and manufactured in an FDA approved lab.
*Nuvet Plus is a powerful, immune system builder that targets the cardiovascular system and reduces inflammation to help delay the onset of MVD and keep cavaliers hearts strong. It also completely eliminates tear staining naturally. Nujoint Plus Anti-inflammatory joint support that is so powerful and effective, it got my arthritic dog off her prescription strength medication with no side effects!
www.oxyfresh.com/loriwelchrdh *Teeth cleaner Easy to use Oxyfresh, just squirt it in to dog's mouth or add to the drinking water. Daily use reduces bacteria in the mouth which breeders believe may be a contributing factor to MVD.
*Using Nuvet Plus and Oxyfresh, daily in combination, will help to prevent or delay MVD onset in cavaliers.
http://zimfamilycockers.com/EarCleaner.html Ear Cleaner Easy to make up at home, works very well, and saves money.
www.neotechvaccines.com Vaccines: Overrides the mother's passive immunity in puppies.
Vet I use and recommend:
Learn more about puppy mills and backyard breeders vs good reputable breeders.