Here are all of our active and upcoming dogs at Pleasant Meadows. Please click on their photos to visit their personal profile pages, and you can use the buttons below to jump to each section.
We have raised the Cavapoo hybrid for 13 years and are in the midst of transitioning to the Brittanydoodle and the Springerdoodle. We hope to have transitioned from the Cavapoo to the Brittanydoodle and Springerdoodle by 2026. We feel that these two hybrid mixes are similar to the Cavapoo for their temperament, but will offer a healthier mix for the future. We have been blessed with a Cavalier line that has been very healthy and our Cavapoos are among the healthiest in Canada. In fact, we were the first breeder to start raising the Cavapoo in Canada and we are perhaps the only breeder in North America to have successfully raised Multigenerational Cavapoos. However, as much as we love the Cavapoo we have also been among the first to sound the alarm that the purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a very unhealthy breed and its health has degraded over the past 10 years to the point where we firmly believe that the purebred Cavalier breed is too far gone to be saved! The heart issues in the purebred Cavalier cannot be rectified without an intervention from the Kennel Clubs to allow other breeds to be mixed in to rebuild the Cavalier from the ground up! They have done this with the Dalmatian (look up "LUA Dalmatians") and fixed the chronic uric acid issues in the breed by mixing in the Pointer and the Kennel Clubs are now registering these dogs as purebred. We have diligently searched for the past 5 years to try and find another healthy line of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in order to be able to continue to raise the Cavapoo hybrid that we love and founded here in Canada, but we have been unsuccessful in our search and don't feel that healthy Cavaliers exist anymore and that's why we have made the decision to switch breeds. We have found that the Multigen Cavapoo is the healthiest of all Cavapoos because of their diversity of new blood added in, and with proper health screening you can have the security of 3 or more generations of health clear dogs in their lineage. Over the next few years, we will continue to raise the Multigen Cavapoo with our remaining healthy and trusted lines before transitioning completely to the Brittanydoodle and Springerdoodle. Other breeders are starting to wake up to the plight of the purebred Cavalier and we are seeing a few litters from other breeders coming from health-screened parents, and even the Kennel Clubs overseas have started cross-breeding programs to try and breed other spaniels back into the Cavalier to improve their genetic diversity, but all of this will take time! We have (as of Nov. 2022) also seen a few Multigen Cavapoo litters pop up over Canada as other breeders begin to follow suit and realize the importance of health and that the health screened Multigen Cavapoo is the safest Cavapoo. At Pleasant Meadows, we will ONLY raise the Multigen Cavapoo as the prior generations are simply too close to the purebred Cavalier to guarantee them to be healthy. We have a 13 year history of health-cleared dogs which gives us complete trust of our lines and we offer a 3 year health guarantee when your puppy is fed a balanced raw species appropriate diet.
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