Our dogs are photographed in their natural state and habitat - they are not primped and positioned for these sessions
Cavalrite Ned Kelly (Neddy)
We have waited, and waited, and hoped and hoped for that special little man to come along and bowl us over since we lost our Benson.
It took a bushranger to do it :)
Little Neddy was claimed from birth. No-one else was having this little boy and as we watched him grow more like a little puppy and into a youngster, we haven't been disappointed in him in any way.
His lovely happy disposition and readiness to cope with any given situation, sweetness and ability to blend in anywhere has only delighted us more.
Neddy will start his show career in March 2014. We wish him every luck and every enjoyment in his new endeavour.
Graylan Jack Sparrow (Jack)
Woo hoo, our long awaited little black and tan boy has arrived. We're so happy to welcome little Jack into our fold. Grandson to our beautiful Cara and Duke, Daughter of Cavalrite Black Velvet (Darla) and son of our equally beautiful Manu, jack is a lovely combination of all his ancestors.
He has his mother's regality and expectations of being totally adored, his father's absolute smoochiness, his grandmother's regal look, and last but not least, his grandfather's cheekiness.
Jack has fitted in like a glove with our other youngsters and we're enjoying every minute of watching him go through the maturing stages.
It is wonderful to have a lovely relationship ensue from the provision of show/breeding dogs to a new breeder such as Sharn Behsman and to see her genuity and real caring both towards her dogs and her breeding programme, principles and aims. Thank you Sharn for being who you said you were and for the opportunity for this wonderful little man :)
Cavalrite Saltbush Bill (Willie Wonka)
We have been patiently waiting for our Banjo to provide us with a protege for us to breed on with. We particularly wanted a tri boy to continue on from his father but it took a couple of years of producing beautiful puppies before our Willie Wonka arrived.
At first sight we knew he was the one and he hasn't failed to cement that thought in our minds.
The same gorgeous sunny personality and looks enhanced by both his father and mother, Willie has taken all our hearts, including the grumpy grannies of the household.
To say we're delighted to have this little man in our lives is putting it mildly. He beguiles all that come into sight of him.
Melriver Viva Le Thomas (Thomas - Tommy Tucker)
Aptly nicknamed because of his exuberance to be first to have his face in the food bowl, this little man is full of personality and confidence. Thoms arrived on a Thursday night and settled right in, totally unphased by the usual loud yelling of welcome by the rest of the clan. In fact, he simply yelled back at them.
It took popping three girls in with him before we hit on the proxi mother figure who could handle his full on, no such thing as personal space, approach and that was our Pippa who has had a lovely balance of play, chastisement and mothering for the boy since she was put in with him.
He's not yet ready for the older puppies simply because they would take his confidence as leave to play at their level and this might dent his beautiful confidence. So he's in training with Pippa to learn manners first.
Thank you to Patricia and John Mellusco for the opportunity of this little boy. He's not only a joy and extremely entertaining, but he brings with him valued lines and quality.
Roswell Just Connor (Connor)
On the evening of the 21st January, 2010 our beautiful little Connor took it upon himself to mouth a Cane Toad and despite our efforts to save him we didn't even have time to get him to the vet before he died. Folks it took 15 minutes for the poison to kill our adored and beautiful boy, so please be careful of your dogs and cane toads. It is commonly thought that Queensland bred dogs seem to have an inate knowledge of the dangers of these toads, and we have certainly found this to be seemingly so, and have only experienced interest in the vermin from dogs born down south, but don't take any chances. We had missed a very big one in our nightly patrols to keep the cane toad population down. Try to keep your yards as cane toad free as possible, and express to your dog that cane toads are off limits. I certainly wouldn't want any of you to go through the distress of trying to save an adored little dog the way we have just experienced.
Connor left us a beautiful girl - Ebony - and we have also used his handsome son Max in our breeding programme.
Cavalrite Zane Gray (Zane)
We were absolutely devastated with the loss of Zane's daddy when he mouthed the mother of all cane toads. We believe that at the time he was protecting his girl (Zena) from the nasty monster.
Connor had already mated with Zena and we looked with fingers and toes crossed for a boy in the litter to carry on Connor's good work. If we were to lose Connor, this mating was the best we could wish for to keep his protege from.
Zena gave us two boys and Zane was our choice to carry on for his father.
When, despite the fervent efforts of our vets, we lost little Zane in September 2010 as a result of concertina'd bowel caused by him chewing on a long length of string, words can't describe the devastation.
This little boy had both his parents' sweet and loving nature and has left a huge gap in our daily Cavi love doses.
He will always be sadly missed, just like his beautiful daddy.
Winjax Just Benson (Benson)
Benson is one of our three Winjax dogs. He has the element of 'quality' of conformation and markings that we have come to expect from this line. He has lovely bone and a wonderful, placid and sweet personality. He is loved by both humans and dogs of all ages, easily mixing with all. He's a perfect 'gentleman' with the lades who are quick to become coy in his presence. He is well balanced with younger male dogs, showing a placid and patient nature, but will bring the young fellas into line if necessary.
Sadly, our Benson is getting on in years now and only sires a litter here and there.