Gracie is the foundation of Katy Cavaliers and is the mother of our keepers: Callie (retired), Sailor, Lincoln (in California) & Ava and the grandmother of Abbey & Harper. She is co-owned with my mom & enjoys living on my mom's farm where that is home for her. Gracie's just as happy to be with us here as she is on the farm & we get together as often as we can. It is not uncommon for Gracie to show other moms how to parent or take care of puppies who are not hers. She's a natural nurturer & loves being a mom & grandmother.
We are happy to share that Gracie remains heart clear after 5 years of age which is such great news for her puppies families and our keepers.
Gracie was our 1st dog to receive her CHIC certification with the OFA and is something we have vowed to achieve for all future dogs in our program. CHIC certification means she passed every possible health test available for our breed and the results are publicly available in the OFA database.
Gracie is normal for all genetic testing: Dry Eye/Curly Coat (DE/CC) clear, Episodic Falling (EF) clear, Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) clear & Medium-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase (MCAD) carrier.
Gracie's health testing & DNA results can be verified at the OFA website at the following link:
Gracie's OFA CHIC Certificate
Sailor is a beautiful girl that we kept from our Summer 2020 litters! She is the daughter of our Gracie & Grand Champion Baffi Dobry Rok.
We named her Sailor after our youngest son's enlistment into the Navy. Hooyah! Sailor has already had adventures in the show ring but decided quickly that it really wasn't her thing. She is so outgoing, always up for learning something new, is the most excited to play fetch with any toy and is the perfect addition to our family.
Sailor is normal for all genetic testing: Dry Eye/Curly Coat (DE/CC) clear, Episodic Falling (EF) clear, Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) clear & Medium-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase (MCAD) carrier.
Sailor passed her annual heart and eye health exams by specialists, her patella screening was normal & she passed her OFA hip X-ray. Sailor is now CHIC certified.
Sailor's health testing can be verified at the OFA website at the following link:
Sailor's OFA CHIC Certificate
Katy is our first finished Champion & this beautiful photo is courtesy of The Winning Image (c) 2023.
Katy is always making us laugh with her boisterous, outgoing personality & absolutely LOVES the show dog life. Her favorite place at home is either in my lap or on top of the recliner & her head tilts get me EVERY TIME! She is obsessed with chasing bubbles & would do that A-L-L DAY LONG if we let her.
Katy came to us from Seaborne Cavaliers and we are forever grateful for their trust and friendship.
Katy's amazing parents are CH Seaborne Pageant Material (Anna) & Multi-CH Riverdale Of An Excellent Choice (River). Katy won her championship in our hometown & took her championship photo on the exact same podium that her mom Anna took her win photo on 3 years prior at the same show! Talk about following in your mom's pawprints.
Katy passed ALL her OFA health testing clearances and got her CHIC number. Katy is clear for all DNA genetic testing for our breed: Dry Eye/Curly Coat (DE/CC) clear, Episodic Falling (EF) clear, Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) clear & Medium-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase (MCAD) clear
Katy's health testing & DNA results can be verified at the OFA website at the following link:
Katy's OFA CHIC Certificate
Katy's Championship Certificate
Ava is another daughter from our Gracie. She has been the easiest puppy I have ever kept, happy-go-lucky, fit right in instantly & so easy to please. Ava's best friend is Katy but she's just as happy with all our dogs.
Ava's favorite toy is anything she can play tug-of-war with and her favorite game is fetch. She is definitely competitive, always wanting to be the one to bring the ball to me, even if someone else got to it 1st.
Ava's parents are Gracie (Saved by Grace) & Jagger (CH Kingly's Moves Like Jagger at Meadowlake).
Ava is clear for all genetic testing: Dry Eye/Curly Coat (DE/CC) clear, Episodic Falling (EF) clear, Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) clear & Medium-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase (MCAD) carrier
Ava passed her annual heart and eye OFA health screenings and those results can be verified at the OFA website at the following link:
Abbey is our little ray of sunshine from Sailor's 1st litter. She was born the day the queen of England passed. We call her Abbey, after Westminster Abbey and she also has the "queen's kiss" on her forehead which by tradition, means blessed by the queen. That is how I came up with her registered name. This sweet girl is a near carbon copy of her grandma Gracie.
Abbey's parents are Sailor (Katy's Mid Summer Nights Dream) & Fawkes (GCH Meadowlake Phoenix Fawkes). We have big plans for Miss Abbey & are looking forward to many wonderful years with our sweet girl.
Abbey is normal for all genetic testing: Dry Eye/Curly Coat (DE/CC) clear, Episodic Falling (EF) clear, Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) carrier & Medium-Chain Acyl-CoA clear
Gemma joins our family from the other side of the world where she was born in Poland!
She is such a good baby girl. The perfect combination of outgoing and confident & she was an instant hit with all our dogs when we brought her home.
We are so happy to add a dominant whole color cavalier back to our pack.
Gemma's parents are CH Lavira Victoris Zherom Bizu (Bosko) & Tosia Dobry Rok. Gemma's dad is quite the show dog and we hope she enjoys showing as much as he does, but for now we will enjoy the puppy stage and all the sweet moments ahead with our new baby girl!
Gemma is normal for all genetic testing: Dry Eye/Curly Coat (DE/CC) clear, Episodic Falling (EF) clear, Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) carrier & Medium-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase (MCAD) clear
Gemma's Family Tree
Harper is our keeper from our Spring 2023 litter! I planned the entire breeding praying for a tri girl & when her temperament, structure & movement were evaluated at 8 weeks we knew we had a shining star.
Harper’s papa Boaz lives on the other side of the world in The Netherlands. Isn't modern technology amazing???
Harper’s parents are CH Womanizer of An Excellent Choice & Katy's Mid Summer Nights Dream. Time will tell if Harper will be a show prospect but we are very hopeful!
Harper is normal for all genetic testing: clear DE/CC, clear EF & carrier DM
Sorry ladies Canon is off the market! Canon is our retired black and tan AKC Cavalier who will do just about anything for a puppy treat, frisbee or ball! I often say if Canon were human he would be an Engineer... he's more interested in how things work (ex. bubble machine, ball launcer) than the actual toy.
We entered Canon in his 1st dog show at only 14 months old and he WON 1st Place 12-18 Month Dog AND 1st Place Junior Sweepstakes 12 to under 15 Months! Way to go Canon!!!
Canon is heart clear at 5 years old!
Merlot lives her retired life with her son & a wonderful family who we are blessed to call our friends!
Merlot lives for playing fetch and will bring the ball back to you EVERY single time, even if you try to watch TV she will find a ball and quietly sneak beside you and drop it in your lap. Merlot is so competitive at her favorite game of fetch if she doesn't get to the ball first she will take it out of whoever's mouth in mid run and bring it to you as if she was the one who won the game all along.
Merlot was our 1st retiree and showed us what a beautiful gift of a furever family looks like. We get updates often and she loves to come back to visit us, but is ready to leave with her family when it's time. What more could we ask for?!
Mailly now lives with her 1st daughter & their family and she is completely adored. We knew it was a perfect match because we love her family too!
Mailly loves being with her family, riding in the car, going to track & swim practices, meeting new people and sleepovers in the kids rooms.
She has always had the sweetest, laid back personality and loves to chase bubbles and birds.
Mailly was a natural mother & loved her babies so much! She never minded helping out with puppies who were not hers.
We enjoy getting updates and photos of Mailly's adventures & Mailly is heart clear at 5 years old.
Callie now lives with her furever family and she is the center of their world. After we got to know Callie's families there was never a doubt in our minds she was destined to be with them & they are now part of my extended family too!
Callie enjoys snuggling with her Papa in his chair and hearing bed time stories from Mom.
She loves playing fetch any time someone has a ball & has never met a stranger she didn't instantly love.
Our precious girl Sophie went to heaven just a few weeks after her 12th birthday! We got Sophie when she was 10 months old. She was already spayed and sleeping thru the night... what more could we ask for?
I often said for Sophie to have never had any puppies herself, she was such a great Mom & Grandma to our crew. Sophie was the one who started it all when we fell in love with her and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed!
How could one little girl change my life so much? We will forever be grateful for the time we had with our sweet Sophie.