Our dogs are photographed in their natural state and habitat - they are not primped and positioned for these sessions
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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 Colour Purple (Daisy)
Cara and Duke only had one little girl with this litter and what a little girl she is.
Just as beautiful and beguiling as her sister and mother, Daisy is taking the world by storm. Just like her mother threats of abduction are already rife and we're having to check visitor's bags to ensure a bright eyed little girl isn't being absconded with.
A singleton puppy, but certainly not lacking in puluk is our little Daisy and she gets more than her share of nurses, both because she's on her own in her age group, and because she's irresistable.
Our home has certainly come alive with the addition of this little cherub.
Cavalrite Amazing Grace (May)
Gracie presented us with two little girls in her last litter, Emma and May, and of course, we couldn't part with either of them.
Emma is like her daddy in personality, very sweet and gentle, but also quite independant and active.
May is more like her mother - needs more love and will forego the excitement for cuddles.
Both have missed out on mummy's quirky personality that will only let Maggie handle her and treats anyone else as though they have huge horns and fangs (where this came from is beyond us, so we just accept it).
Both girls are beautiful and are maturing up very nicely.
Along with Joybell, Gracie has done us proud and we love having these little girls in our lives.
Cavalrite Aint She Sweet (Aisha)
This beautiful little girl is the daughter of April and Loki and she lives up to her name, Aisha meaning lively, and sweet she certainly is.
She has her mother's beautiful figure and a lovely mixture of both her mother and father's head. Her markings are lovely and she's an absolute joy to behold in all ways.
We're sure she's going to grow up into a stunning young lady and in the meantime she just enjoys life to its fullest.
Cavalrite Moon Spinner (Hayley)
Daughter of Hannah and Bogie, this sweet little girl was destined to stay right from birth.
Hayley is growing up nicely and has such a sweet personality that she is loved by all.
We're looking forward to her continuing to grow and enjoy life and blossom into the beautiful young lady she is.
Cavalrite Blackberry Wine (Sheeba)
Little Sheeba is a plucky but sweet little girl and is the first of Clancy and Sirah's daughters to arrive.
We're definitely hoping this little one carries on to have the showring presence of her cousins, but time will tell.
In the meantime, Sheeba is totally enjoying life and playing with kidz her own age and bigg kidz.
Always a feminine, but plucky little one, she manages to combine both attributes to be ready to join in any fun that might be available.
Cavalrite Red Red Wine (Tessa)
Sister to the plucky Sheeba, little Tessa is a bundle of sweetness.
More inclined to stop everything for cuddles and snuggles, she has the ability to melt hearts with one look.
She keeps up with her more out there sister with ears flapping like the flying nun and reminding us very much of her Grandmother Cara at her age.
We're looking forward to seeing just how beautiful this little angel matures.
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.