Quote from the Westminster Kennel Club:
BUY DOGS FROM A BREEDER
The Westminster Kennel Club continues to firmly believe and advocate that the best source for a puppy or adult dog for your family will always be those responsible breeders who produce puppies with the goal of improving the health and physical traits of that breed. To accomplish that, responsible breeders continuously study their pedigrees and breeding stock, do health checks on all of their dogs involved, properly raise and socialize their puppies, and stand behind their puppies. Responsible breeders are proud of their dogs and participate in activities and organizations that further their knowledge of their breed and their dogs.
As we have for many years during our televised broadcast, The Westminster Kennel Club will continue to make the following announcement: "If you are planning to add a dog to your life and have come to look over the best of the best, please note, no dog you have seen here (yesterday or today) came from a pet shop, or was the 'product', if you will, of a puppy mill. If you want a dog, go to the people who care - the dedicated specialty breeders who have made dogs like those you see here - a lifetime effort. Talk dogs with dog people who care and understand."
If you would like to discuss the breed in general, or are interested in being placed on our interest list for our next litter, please feel free to contact me at 480-628-6446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Considering a cavalier puppy? Please read our puppy info page.
As you begin your search for your cavalier puppy, you will find that you have many options. As with any living creature, the cavalier has problems that are inherent to the breed. Please take the time to search out a breeder who, at a minimum, belongs to an AKC Cavalier Breed Specialty Club, and participates in the recommended health screening. These are the breeders who care deeply about the quality and health of the breed, and who are the guardians of its future. Remember, your new family member will be with you for many years -- now is not the time to hunt for "bargains." These quality breeders are taking the steps to do everything they can to breed healthy, happy and beautiful cavaliers who will provide a lifetime of joy.