Jump to content

Should we get another one?
cav king charles spaniels


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 soontob6

Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

We got a little male blenheim cav a month or so ago who is now 12 weeks and absolutely beautiful and spoiled rotten.  
I was speaking to a lady I know who breeds tri coloured cavs and she told me she's expecting a litter any day now.  I told her how cute I thought the tris are and she said Oh you should get one for a little friend for your blenheim as they love to have others as company.

I only work 9-3 one day a week so I'm pretty much home all the time and Marley is an inside dog so is with us and gets plenty of attention, but she said even so, they do like the company of another dog.
When I told dh what she said, he was all for it!  but now I wonder if the 2 dogs will become more attached to each other and not be as dependant on us and want to be with s all the time.

Who here has two cavs and are they as affectionate as they would be just on their own?

#2 *Ker*

Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:52 PM

I don't have two cavs, but have always had at least 2 dogs here.

My dogs love each other but are always happy to see me and the kids. They like both human and canine friends. I haven't noticed less dependance. I feed them, not the other dogs!

I say go for it, as long as the pup is healthy and temperament is good. But I'm an enabler.

#3 MrsLexiK

Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

You can never have too many cavs!

#4 soontob6

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:35 AM

I am very tempted, as I saw the last litter who were beautiful and the dad is absolutely gorgeous and has such a nice personality

#5 erindiv

Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

My family has always had two dogs. It is lovely to watch them play together and so on. I don't have any at the moment but my parents have 2.

Have you considered a rescue instead, though?

Edited by erindiv, 30 January 2013 - 10:40 AM.


#6 Oriental lily

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

I personally would never have one dog. Always two.
You feel so much better leaving them if they have a doggy companion.also watching them play and interact together is hilarious.

Make sure they are both desexed early and get prefferably boy girl combo. Next boy boy combo but girl girl combo can cause some issues so I would avoid that.

My two dogs are incredibly bonded together. But they still compete for their human effections. Especially from DH and I.

They tend to ignore the kids lol.

#7 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

I have three female dogs. They get along just fine. There are no 'issues'. Never have been.

What do I think? I like dogs, so there was always going to be more than 1 dog in our household once we owned our home.  

My only advice would be to make sure you train them both thoroughly - while Cavvies are sweethearts, they really do need some firm guidance. They can be stubborn/dumb, and training is important to overcome that. And the more dogs you have, the more you need them to be well-trained!

#8 Madeline's Mum

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

I have two Cavs, they sure love each other but they would take human attention over each other any day!

My Tri is seriously hyperactive, but my Blenheim is a lazy and super stubborn. Bit of a grumpy teenager.

They are a bit high maintenance in terms of ears and coat, but absolutely lovely natured dogs.

#9 chickenpants

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

We have 2 cavs too, except ours are littermates so have always been quite bonded to each other. This is only an issue when they are separated though (eg, one goes to the vet while the other stays home).

Both of them love our attention though, and we normally have them somewhere near us - they are like shadows.  

Lovely little personalities, though different as chalk and cheese.

We work through the day so bought the 2 at the same time so they had company through the day, all they do is sleep though.

#10 la di dah

Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:54 AM

I think ruby ones are the prettiest. I have no idea if their personalities vary by colour though.

Edited by la di dah, 30 January 2013 - 11:59 AM.


#11 soontob6

Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

We do have a cattle dog but she is an outside dog and when Marley is outside, our cattle dog isn't too interested in playing.

Mum next door has a cattle cross who Marley just loves and whenever we visit they just go crazy and run around madly playing together.

Madelines's mum - Are yours boy/girl combo?  I was thinking that might be the way to go if we do decide to get one.  Even though they will both be fixed early, I don't want any power struggle issues down the track.
If we did get one it would be good for the kids (we have 4) as there are constant fights over who gets to play/hold/pat etc Marley at any one time rolleyes.gif  If we had two we would have more to go around wink.gif

The main reason why we chose to get a cav is how much they love to be with you and we wanted a special little inside dog who would love to sit on our lap on the couch and want to be with us all the time (we've had sh*tzu x before who would rather escape the yard and sleep on the middle of the road instead of be inside with us, even to the point of me closing all doors to keep her in and as soon as a door would open for someone to walk through, she would race outside and not come back when she was called)

btw, we live out of town now so no worries of Marley getting anywhere near the road, I know how they're not very road smart.

So as long as 2 cavs will still love us and want to be with us as much as one on his own, we might just have to get another original.gif

#12 chickenpants

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

The worst that could happen is you'll have 2 fluffbutts on your lap rather than 1, both competing for your love.

Be prepared for many adoring loving looks, pathetic pleading puppy eyes and lots of little licks on both your left and right. There's no respite!




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

WIN an exclusive performance from Sam Moran!

To celebrate the release of children?s musical series Play Along with Sam, out now on DVD, we?re giving one lucky parent the chance to have Sam perform at their child?s pre-school or day care!

Toddler freed after getting trapped in escalator

A shopping centre escalator needed to be pulled apart to free a toddler's trapped hand.

Why I'm kind of excited about my daughter's nits

Is it weird to say that I am secretly thrilled to find that my daughter Edie has nits?

Baby born at 10:11 on 12-13-14

Well, it's actually 13-12-14 to us over here. But still, Clare Elizabeth Keane's consecutive numerical birth time is pretty special.

On holding tightly and loving fiercely

We can't live in fear. This post is about Christmas and how at this time we should be celebrating life and grateful for what we have: our loved ones who we cherish fiercely.

Babies, relatives and coping with Christmas day

Everyone will love your baby but your baby may not be so happy to be passed around a lot of new people - nor may you want to feed with an audience.

Why I won't be posting pictures of my baby on Facebook

There are pros and cons to this policy.

The myths and truths of gender swaying

Here are a few popular methods hopeful parents-to-be use to try to get a baby of their preferred gender – and what an expert says about whether they really work.

10 easy DIY Christmas decoration ideas

It's officially time to get into the Christmas spirit. Why not branch out when you put up your tree this year and add a personal touch with a few DIY decorations? We've found the perfect easy-to-make ways to put more festive fever into your home.

The dangerous new trend of glucose challenge test refusal

A dangerous trend is seeing more mothers-to-be declining a relatively simple and painless test to check for gestational diabetes.

Office of Fair Trading reveals naughty toys ahead of Christmas

The Office of Fair Trading has pulled seven toys from shelves ahead of Christmas after they fail safety tests.

Video: Baby boy's trouble with twins

These twin girls will no doubt have fun fooling people in years to come, but nobody will be as confused as baby Landon.

Long-term reversible male contraceptive on its way

Men could soon have access to an injectable long-term contraceptive which works in a similar way to a vasectomy but promises to be easily reversed.

'I tried to kill my baby': one mum's story

After bathing and dressing her three-month-old son, Amanda had a rare moment alone with her baby.

Attack of the 'mummy brain'

I feel that almost every day, someone in my life - be they a friend, family member or complete stranger - feels the need to excuse my behaviour as I have other things on my mind.

Mum of baby who fell ill after drinking raw milk speaks out

A Melbourne mother has described how her son turned grey when he became seriously ill after drinking raw milk.

Australian divorce rate lowest since 1976

Modern newlyweds are now well into their 30s and marriage still offers something powerful a new book argues.

The aftermath of a traumatic birth experience

In Australia, 30 per cent of women find their birth experience traumatic, with 6 per cent going on to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Young mum burns 'from inside-out'

A young mum is in intensive care after she took a friend's antibiotic and wound up with an ailment that is burning her body 'from the inside-out'.

The disagreement that can break a relationship

If he doesn't change his mind, all I can hope is that I will. It would be a waste to spend the rest of my marriage mourning a baby that never was.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Co-sleeping or no-sleeping? Mum videos worst nap ever

One mother's futile attempt to sleep in caught on camera in a hilarious - and very cute - video.

Why children misbehave during the festive season

While we all like to imagine the holiday season as being a fun, loving and bonding experience; often our reality is quiet different.

I was fat-shamed by my doctor

The fear of being weighed is the most significant factor in women cancelling medical appointments - and now weight-shaming has happened to me.

End of an era: no more childcare

As we reach the end of 2014, we're closing the book on many things for another year, most notably childcare. Our last child has attended childcare for the very last time.

WIN an exclusive performance from Sam Moran!

To celebrate the release of children?s musical series Play Along with Sam, out now on DVD, we?re giving one lucky parent the chance to have Sam perform at their child?s pre-school or day care!

The 7-year itch is more like the 10-year itch: study

Contrary to popular belief, making it past the seven-year mark doesn't mean your marriage will be smooth sailing from there on.

Should children be forced to sit on Santa's lap?

We teach kids it’s okay to say no if they don’t feel safe, so why do some parents force their children to climb in to Santa's lap?

Stop telling us that parenting gets harder

I’m sure that parenting will get harder. But life isn’t exactly smooth sailing for many of us right now, either.

Baby born weighing almost 14 pounds

Yes, the bouncing baby girl was born by caesarean section. And mum says no more kids.

The dummy debate

I'm the first to admit that when I used to see tiny babies with dummies in their mouths, I thought "Hmm, lazy parenting." And now I apologise.

'I thought I was an only child'

Imagine meeting your double at a school sports event, or regularly being mistaken for someone you haven't met. Separated twins Margaret and Joy tell their story.

Carers admit to force-feeding children

As Sydney grieves the loss of Sydney siege victims Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson, reports have suggested that both died as heroes.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.