The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the smallest bred dogs in the world. Classified as a toy breed, the Cavalier is often less than 12 inches tall and weighs less than 15 pounds. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are intelligent, friendly dogs that interact well with children and other pets, which makes them extremely popular in many parts of the world. A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel should only be bred after extensive research of the breed and thorough medical testing to prevent it from passing any serious health problems that plague the breed.
Make an appointment with your vet to have your female examined. Cavaliers are susceptible to a number of hereditary conditions such as mitral valve disease, hip dysplasia, and palmar disease, which are all hereditary and can be passed on to any breed you grow. The vet will give her a pelvic exam to make sure she is in prime breeding condition.
Choose a suitable stud for your female. You should choose a revolver that is cleared of any genetic conditions and displays the calm, friendly demeanor desirable in Cleveland. The dogs should also be similar in size to reduce any chance of complications with large dogs from a larger stud dog.
Place the female with your male when she is in season. Most Cavaliers will go into season once a year, and are receptive to the male for about seven days. The dogs will get to know each other and explore each other and the female will stand still and allow the male to mount her if she is receptive. Watch them closely but do not disturb them unless the dog becomes aggressive.
Follow up with your vet to determine if the mating was successful. At 25 days after birth, the vet can listen to the female’s abdomen and detect the heartbeat of any potential pups. Around day 45, x-rays may be taken to give you accurate statistics on how many puppies are expected. [كفليرس] usually have [ليتّرس] small, with [فروم] three [تو] Five gram average size.
Set up the whelping box 55 days after mating. A normal pregnancy for a dog is 63 days, although the female Retiree is small and may go into labor sooner if the puppies are putting too much stress on her body. Line the bottom of the enclosure with an old blanket or towel to provide a soft nesting space for your female and add some of her favorite toys to make her as comfortable as possible.
Take your female temperature twice a day in the week leading up to her due date. Her temperature will fully come down at least 24 hours before labor begins. A normal dog temperature is around 101 degrees, so anything below 100 is an indication that labor is approaching.
Watch it closely for signs of labor. She will look very anxious and uncomfortable and you will notice a tightening and loosening of her stomach muscles, which are contractions. The first puppy should appear within an hour of labor starting, and the remaining puppies appear within thirty minutes of each other. Cavaliers are a small breed, and they can have trouble with a normal birth, so call your vet if there is a delay of any more than an hour between pups.
Quietly observe the female and her new litter after giving birth. Place a heating pad inside the whelping box and move the pups onto the heating pad to prevent them from becoming chilled. Make sure that your female dogs are allowed to nurse well and that she brushes them and keeps them warm. Handle the new litter as little as possible to allow the pups plenty of time to bond and allow your female to relax and learn about her new family.