Our dogs are photographed in their natural state and habitat - they are not primped and positioned for these sessions
Melriver Heaven Sent (Skye)
Skye would give anyone who doesn't know her the impression that she has always missed out on available cuddles and is going to make sure she doesn't miss out on yours - all with the one simple action of literally launching herself into the worlds fastest and highes lunge onto your lap.
In fact the opposite of this impression is true, simply because it's impossible to sit down and not find that you have this little ruby girl sitting on your lap while you are surrounded by the rest of the clan at your feet.
Her youthful exuberance and enthusiasm makes her a favourite with everyone, human or canine and she is showing every sign of growing up into a beautiful young lady.
Skye comes from the same kennel as our Flossy, but her 'out there' personality is vastly different from the eternally caring personality of her kennel sister.
This little 'wasn't meant to be' beauty was all Jack's idea. Breeder's don't want to admit their mistakes usually, but this little girl only arrived because our Jack decided not to wait for the young lady I had gone off to get for him, jumped over a rather high fence and by the time I returned had happily mated with our Zena (destined for Connor I might add).
Whether meant to be, this little girl certainly believes she had a right to be here with all the pluck of a giant, despite her small stature and a regality that is only fitting for a well-bred Cavalier - which she is, thankfully.
Add a good dose of absolute sweetness and you have the recipe for a captured heart for anyone who comes into contact with her.
Jastbah Cooloola Girl (Connie)
I can't look at this little cherub without firmly believing I'm looking at a reincarnation of our beloved Connor. The likeness is stunning as you can see in the comparison photo.
She has her mother and father's sweet disposition and character and with her lovely markings, she is quite a stunner.
Cavalrite Unchained Melody (Melody)
With both Lilly and Holly nearing retirement age, we felt it was time for us to have some girls from these two ladies with which to carry on.
The first to take our eye is this young lady with her typical Winjax style and quality.
Melody is a very self-assured young lady and a joy to behold and have in our household.
Cavalrite Kiss Me Kate (Katie)
Daughter of our Reba and Duke, little Katie is practically a clone of her mummy, right down to the passionate kizzes she's only too happy to share with anyone who's willing to receive them.
A very pretty little girl, sweet but with plenty of pluck which indeed she needs to survive the energetic and gunho crowd of youngsters she's growing up with.
Always the first to ask, and of course get, a cuddle and with half closed eyes, absolutely adores every minute of it. That's our Katie.
Cavalrite Scarlet (Scarlet)
our second daughter of our Reba and Duke, little Scarlet has just returned to the fold, and we're delighted to have her back.
A very pretty little girl, sweet but with more than enough pluck which is presently under the training of her half-brother, Jack who will no doubt teach her that she isn't the Queen of the World as scarlet believes she is.
Scarlet is happy to ask for, and of course get, a cuddle and with half closed eyes, absolutely adores every minute of it.
Cavalrite Perfect Grace (Gracie)
Utterly beguiling in every way, little Gracie is the daughter of Holly and Rev (Winjax Mira Belle and Clarelly Bad Moon Rising).
Making a choice of the girls in this litter was nigh on impossible for us as their quality was so high and so equal. Only after the choice having been made, on some inexplicable basis which couldn't be defined, did the realisation came to us that this little girl reminded us totally of our little Gracie that we had previously lost to a tick bite.
Gracie's sweet little personality and mannerisms never fail to tug at our heartstrings and we believe she will be equally as engrossing as an adult.
Cavalrite More Than Magic (Jesse)
We gave this little miracle girl a derivative of her mother's formal and call names as she will be the last ever of Jessica's litters. We call her our miracle baby because she became very sick during the Qld floods. Unable to get her to see the vet, or the vet to come and see her, it was only due to our fabulous vet, Cathy's, intuitive ability to be able to do a phone diagnosis, and prescribe treatment that I had on hand that our little beauty is still with us.
A tiny little baby as a result of her illness, one would expect all sorts of shocks with her vet check, but no, Jesse had rallied forth unscathed and continues to make up for lost time and is now right on track.
As beautiful as her sister Cassie, and with a more outgoing and demonstrative personality, Jesse turns heads and keep the interest tuned in on her.
And rightly so.
Cavalrite Hollyanna (Hannah)
The second of our girls kept from our Holly, Hannah is named after her mother.
Hannah is a very bright and chirpy little girl with plenty of confidence and 'luv' to give.
She carries on the lines from Holly and Lilly and we look forward to watching her grow into as beautiful young lady as her sister.
Hannah has 'all it takes' to be noticed and 'all it takes' to keep the attention.
Cavalrite Lillibeth (Beth)
We waited several years for our Lilly to give us a tri girl and when she deigned to do so, she not only gave us a little beauty, but another beauty which was on special order for a special client.
This little 'princess' is very similar to her half sister Gracie in personality - born to be royal and although confident, not particularly keen on too much rough and tough rumbling which she soon makes known, but always ready for smooches and cuddles.
She was certainly worth the wait and could well rival Gracie for stunning looks and head jerks from admirers.
Cavalrite Petite Sirah (Sirah)
This little tyke has no idea she is the lillest of the youngsters and is full of pluck and personality.
With a lovely combination of her parents' good looks and that personality, it's not surprising that she's very popular with everyone who sets eyes on her and that the others all seem to play softer and more kindly with her. She of course, doesn't notice and just thinks she's a big tough girl.
She has plenty of confidence and young Gracie certainly has taken her under her wing.
We looking forward to watching this little beauty grow up to be as stunning as her mother
Melriver Lucy (Lucy)
Our two Melriver girls have reached retirement age and when little Lucy was born Trish honoured us with the opportunity to bring her into our fold. We gladly took up the opportunity to have another beautiful little reliably healthy girl from Trish's breeding to replace those retiring. Lucy arrived and soon had everyone totally lovestruck and in the palm of her little paw, as is usually the case with these lines.
She is not only striking but also has the sweetest of personalities. Melriver dogs are always a joy to have and behold.
Thank you Trish for the opportunity of having this little bundle of joy in our home.
Cavalrite Waltzing Matilda (Tilda)
We had to wait for Cara's second litter to have the pleasure of keeping one of her little girls, and the wait was well worth it. This little mini-Cara has already wormed her way right into our hearts with a duplicate of her mother's sweetest peronality in the world. With a sweet father like Duke she could hardly miss out on being yet another little angel.
Tilda has all her parents good looks, solid bone and beautiful colouring as well as that lovely head with soft expression.
We already love her dearly and we're sure she'll grow up to be equally as beautiful as her mother.
Cavalrite Westminster Abbey (Abbey)
We may continually rue the day we lost our lovely Connor to a cane toad, but the progeny he left behind in his name have certainly carried his flag beautifully.
Daughter of Casey and Connie (Connor's namesake), our little Abbey is such a joy to behold with the sweetest, most feminine little personality which quickly worms her into your heart. Life is just a sweet little bowl of cherries to this girl and she's also the chief looker afterer of little Pippi, the smallest of puppies one could ever come across in this breed.
We are sooooo proud of our little girl, even at this young age.
Cavalrite Pippi Langstrump (Pippi)
There is absolutely no way you could possibly saddle this tiny little person with a huge or sophisticated name, but with the pluck of a giant and a very definite idea of what she wants, Pippi Langstrump (Longstocking) couldn't be more apt for her.
A miniscule 75g at birth, Pippi really wasn't expected to survive, but already having pulenny of pluck and definitely her own mind which meant Nanny wasn't going to convince her to drink awful bottle milk, no way, she was going to have mummy milk thank you very much, she kept her own with weight gain and maintains the same ratio to her siblings, even now.
Healthy as a malley bull, totally oblivious to the size difference, even though 4 week old puppies tower over her, Pippi runs the household and has such a strong hold on us all, that none of us could ever part with her. Whether Pippi ever matures big enough to be a mother will no doubt be decided by her, as everything else is, but that matters not to anyone who has the pleasure to meet her, least of all our household.
Pippi is here to stay and owns the world.
Cavalrite April Love (April)
April is Holly's last little girl to grace this earth and our lives. The two babies in this litter were quickly dubbed 'the bookends' simply because they would have made a perfect pair to grace any mantelpiece.
With beautiful and sweet parents in Casey and Holly, April has the loveliest build, markings, head and personality that could only be inherited from this marriage.
Happily playing and investigating as puppies do, April and here playmates are just enjoying life as it comes and gracing our lives in the process.
Holly saved her best for last.
Melriver Maisie (Maisie)
Our two Melriver girls have reached retirement age and little Maisie is our little blenheim to replace our faithful and sweet Flossy. Maisie arrived ready for cuddles and kizzes and soon had everyone totally beguiled as is to be expected with Melriver kids.
She is not only also striking like her sister but also has the sweetest of personalities. Melriver dogs are always a joy to have and behold.
Thank you Trish for the opportunity of having this second little bundle of joy in our home.
Cavalrite Perfect Joy (Joybell)
There was little chance that we would part with Gracie's daughter, but this was cemented when little Joybell was the only puppy of Gracie's litter. Not only could we not do without her, but it would break her mother's heart.
Joybell has a lovely out going personality and is a lovely mixture of her mother and her father Tidge. She already has the whole household under her spell and expects all the spoiling and special privileges her mother has, which of course she gets.
We're looking very much forward to watching this little cherub blossom into a beautiful young lady ....... much to her mother's delight and pride.
Marksravern Peaches n Cream (Peaches)
Little Peaches is the result of one of our past babies, Cavalrite Lilly Rose, mating with our Tidge and what a beautiful litter these two brought into the world.
Sweet, very cuddly and pretty, little Peaches has settled in very well with the kidz of her own age and is yet another bundle of joy to have in our midst.
Another little girl that we're very proud of and will enjoy maturing into an equally beautiful young lady.
Cavalrite Moonlight Sonata (Charlotte)
Daughter of our Katie as a result with her mating with our Loki, this little girl bounced into our lives with a sweet, beguiling, perky little personality and looks to die for.
She seems to know she owns everyone's heart instantly and takes full advantage of the adoration that is heaped on her. She's got pulenny of pluck and isn't beyond nyaa nyaaing at the older kids if she's let out to play on her own.
She won't be the 'baby' for long, but she's certainly taking advantage of the status at the moment.
Cavalrite Winsome (Winnie)
This little cherub is from Llly's very last litter in which there were two girls.
Winnie is a lovely mixture of her gorgeous mother and father, with her mother's bright perky little personality and her father's calmness to temper it.
Physically she has her mother's lovely conformation and her father has contribution slightly more 'bone' than her mother had.
When Winnie looks directly at me it's like looking at a clone of her mother and we are really looking forward to watching this little lady grow up to turn as many heads as mummy did.
Along with Melody and Beth, Winnie will carry on her mothers lines in our breeding programme.
Cavalrite Belle of the Ball (Bella)
Our Holly gave us tri girls from her very last litter. Little Bella is showing loads of potential both physically and with her lovely quietly confident little personality.
The mix of Holly and Loki certainly brought us a wonderful litter and we're so pleased to have Holly's daughters from this mating to go on with.
An absolute joy to behold and ever endearing with her feminine and perky little personality, we're so happy to have Bella to carry on her mother's lines along with Hanna, Gracie and April.
Cavalrite Aint Miss Behavin (Chloe)
A perfect little angel, Chloe is aptely named.
Such a sweet feminine little girl and so much potential showing, even as a youngster. We will have to wait and see whether her growing confidence is enough for the showring however.
A full sister to our little Bella, once again Chloe has reaped the best of her parents' attributes and we will totally enjoy watching this little princess grow up into a beautiful young lady.
Cavalrite Faith (Faith)
It is with a very heavy and sad heart that we had to say goodbye to our little darling on 11th March, 2009.
Faith was raised with the assistance of our beautiful Papillon Princess and our teamwork at hand-feeding as she just couldn't cope with all the brothers and sisters in her litter and was missing out on titty all the way. There were times when we wondered whether she had the fight to pull through, but she hung on and what she lacked in size, she certainly, without question, made up for in 'pluck'.
We're not sure whether we're just absolutely and totally biased or not, but we believe our little girl was one of the prettiest and sweetest little Cavi girls we've known. For one so young and who's life was cut short at 6 months, she certainly packed a lifetime of selfless love into our lives, always with that cute little smile of hers, . We will always miss her dreadfully.
Gracie was rescued in the nick of time from underneath her mother as a tiny baby, Gracie was seconds from her last breath.
Her absolute will to live and our teamwork in 'being there for her' resulted in her revival after a week of question marks as to whether or not she would survive.
Gracie was a little behind her siblings in development, but continually displays her determination to make up the difference and live a happy and healthy little life.
We were absolutely devastated when we lost little Gracie with complications following tick poisoning. Although caught early, her reduced mobility skills and her reactions to the anti-venom treatment overtook her, despite the immediate, professional and lengthy efforts of the vet on duty.