King Charles Cavaliers and Olde English Bulldogges
Here at windsorsprings we take great pride in raising top quality King Charles Cavaliers and OldeEnglish Bulldogges
puppies for the show ring and the home.
Here at WindsorSprings we take great pride in our dogs and the puppies that we raise. Our dogs are all raised in indoor and outdoor kennels with heat and AC, and all pups are raised with children and socialized very well before they leave here. They also have their first shots and are wormed twice. Our dogs are fed a high quality kibble, supplemented with vitamin mineral powder or tablets. We do not “bulk up our dogs” just to say they weigh more. In my opinion, if they are at their normal weight, they will live longer and healthier, just like a normal, active person is usually healthier than an overweight person. So I do not feed extra meat or canned food just to make them eat more. People often ask why our dogs cost less, and think that they are not as good as other dogs of the breed. I breed these dogs as a hobby and do not make a living off of them. I sell them less expensively so that they are all sold by the time they are 7 weeks old. We have been breeding and showing English Mastiffs for 18 years and have been breeding Olde English Bulldogges for the past 7 years. Here at Windsorsprings we usually keep our own females and then buy a top quality male pup to introduce into our lines. When asked what line we have I always say we have a mix. Some of the “famous” names that you will see in our dogs pedigrees include Lazy D,Gropetti,Lionsire, IronHills, Caledonia, Greiner Hall, and Tamarac. Several of our puppies that we have produced have gone to be champions, therapy, and working dogs. When you call and ask what size are our dogs we will always say that a honest dry kibble weight on a male should be 200lbs. and females should be 160lbs. You will often find breeders pump up their dogs or give a sales pitch and say they weigh more then they really do, but you will find that we just tell things as they are. Our Olde English Bulldogges are a great breed like the mastiffs just a smaller version. Our bulldogs are healthy and very athletic. You will see Olde English Bulldogges come in many shapes and sizes and when you view our bulldog breeders you will see what I am referring to. Our first bulldogges were London who you will see on our site and a male call Brutus. Just like our mastiffs we usually keep females that we have bred and buy a unrelated stud. Our currents studs are Baron and Chase and they are available for stud service to approved females. The lines that you will find in our Olde English Bulldogge puppies for sale will include Joyful Acres, Sullivans, Outlaw Bulldogges and Nunley Ranch. The 1 trait that you will find in all puppies for sale here at Windsorsprings is that they all are very well socialized. You can view each page for more information on certain dogs.
We always get asked from customers about coming and seeing the puppies before they get their vacinations and we always have to say no we do not allow this. In our opinion based on our 18 plus years experience breeding dogs that any breeder who allows prospective buyers to view the puppies before they get their vaccinations between 6-8 weeks of age does not value the welfare of the puppies or their mother. You need to understand that before the puppies receive their first shots their only immunity that they have against diseases is what they got from their mother’s milk and the colostrum. We try to explain to people the puppies are like a new born baby and normally you do not just let strangers handle a new born baby. That is why most reputable breeders do things like this. We take the safety and security of the puppies very seriously and would have to have the puppies get sick and not be able to let them leave here when they are 8 weeks old. So how do we handle who get which puppy? We start by taking 200.00 deposits and forming a waiting list. Normally we have a pet price and a show price. Pet puppies are sold without the papers and the show puppies are sold with the papers. People who do not want to breed or show a puppy do not need the papers. So the people who have deposits here first get to choose first however the people who are getting the show puppies get to choose first before the pet puppies. ” that is only fare since they are paying more” We also get asked why do you only require a $200.00 deposit when most breeders want more? Well my answer is I do not like to hold your money till you get your puppy. As for the deposits they are non refundable unless you would come here and not like any of the puppies, but in 18 years that has never happened. You will also find that there is usually not much size difference between the largest and smallest puppy in a litter that is raised here. On a average there might be a 1-2lb difference and I contribute that to how we feed the puppies the last 2 weeks they are here. Our puppies get dry kibble only , that way I know they will eat what ever they are offered at their new homes. Some breeder choose to keep offering them the soft ” puppy” food and the puppies could easily have a few more pounds on them but I prefer to have the puppies be at their normal healthy weight.
King Charles Cavaliers
Type of breed:
King Charles Cavaliers are originally raised to be a companion breed although they have inherited many elements from their sporty and playful ancestor breeds. This breed bears much resemblance to century old spaniel breeds and were given their names at the time of King Charles II, the grandson of Mary Queen of Scots in the medieval England. Ever since, they were featured in many famous pieces of Artwork like Van Gogh’s and even though their popularity has fallen down after the King Charles time, they are still a popular family breed.
Adult King Charles Cavalier are small to medium in size, 1 foot and inch tall, weight in average 13-15 pounds and have a life span of 13-15 years. They have a dome head, flat face with short nose, fally ears and large frowning eyes that almost look flat and angry (but they are not). They are also usually found in color combos of white, reddish brown, and black with many in-between variations.
This dog has a very playful nature and is very friendly with kids and visitors—he is not a good guard dog but his friendliness make him ideal for families with kids. He is a top tail wager, and his tail is constantly moving which is an extra cute sight. King Charles Cavaliers also like to be surrounded by people almost constantly so leaving them alone for long periods of time is never a good idea as this brings them a good amount of stress. They like to chew on small little things so it would be wise to train them first so they chew only appropriate stuff and not your Gucci shoes. They are still more well-behaved than other dog breeds and training shouldn’t be a big issue as they like to learn new things and get rewarded for that. So next time they display good manners (which is not very hard for them), reward them with a big fleshy bone or a toy to chew—they will love it. When a stranger comes, there most likely going to bark a little but won’t attack as they are not one of the aggressive types. In general they are typically calm and good natured although their character varies—some are a bit aloof and absent minded whereas others will keep an eye on everything and everyone that goes around you e.g. neighbor moves. However, if you are expecting from a king Charles cavalier to guard your home at all costs, you will be kinda disappointed as this dog isn’t not particularly renowned for ts house-guarding skills.
King Charles Cavaliers are generally healthy, although like all dog breeds they may be predisposed to their own health problems. Some health disorders that this dog breed seems to experience most often include: Mitral Valve Disease (a heart disease), Syringomyelia (affects the brain tissue and spine), Hip Dysplacia (deformity on hip joints), Convulsions/Epilepsy, Pattelar luxation (dislocation of anatomical part) and Dry Eye or auto-immune disorders. Make sure your dog has health clearances (you’ll find those by the source you get the dog, if they are reputable) and has been tested for all main health conditions before you adopt them. Also it would be wise to schedule monthly appointments with your local vet so they can check their overall condition.
King Charles cavaliers must be kept indoors in most circumstances and with other pets or people around them as they are not the type of dog that will be successfully kept outside without getting lost or stressed. They also need to be tied down every time they go for a walk around the neighborhood, as they are not street-smart and could potentially be injured or get run on, as the sign of a car really excites them. Because of its short nose and fluffy coat, it hates hot and humid temperature. During the summer months, make sure your dog is properly groomed and gets enough water so it doesn’t dehydrate itself and becomes anxious. They are good for all house types: from apartments to large villas, again as long as they don’t end up alone as they really hate it. Make sure they get mild exercise often as they love it but don’t go overboard as you don’t want to exhaust them and there is really no point in doing so.
These dogs in general don’t require great amounts of food as they neither big nor fat in size. 1/2 cup to 1 cup of dry food in two portions/meals given for lunch and dinner is enough. Of course you’ll have to adjust this amount according to the size or age of your dog but typically up to 1 cup of food a day is ideal, Make sure that the food is given for him to eat right away and not being left out throughout the course of the day as they might reject it. Since their hair falls into their faces when eating, use a snood or hair band to pull them back so they can see the food and eat with ease.
King Charles cavaliers are relatively easy to maintain but since they are one of the coaty-hairy types, they will need brushing more than twice a week. They are usually average shedders and don’t need any fancy trimming or clippering, although combing them frequently is a must. If they are mainly active indoors, they will need their typical monthly bath although if you keep them outdoors (which we don’t recommend for long periods of time) they will need a bath once a week with anti-flea shampoo or spray as they are very prone to fleas and ticks. Make sure you also brush their teeth to prevent tooth decay from forming and remove nasty bacteria that lurk inside the dog’s mouth. Keep an eye on anything unusual as you groom them e.g. insect bites, ticks, red marks, discharge as these should be taken care of to prevent any worsening of their health conditions.