The Gang

 

 

I sometimes place older puppies or adults as pets.  If a young adult is currently for sale or might be for sale in the next year or so, that's noted under her (or his) name.  Three of the girls pictured below might be for sale now or in the near future, but only to homes that are an excellent fit for the particular dog.

All older puppies / young adults are used to living as pets and well trained.  Not just housetrained (though they are all completely housetrained), but really trained; all the adults have one or more obedience titles.  All come, like my puppies, with health guarantees.  Price would vary according to age.  If you're looking for a wonderful pet, one of my adults might be perfect for you, so read the descriptions carefully and then contact me if you think one of the potentially available dogs is right for you.

Here's the full Anara Gang at the moment:

 

Pippa  -- Queen of All She Surveys.  Eight performance titles so far, working on her Rally AE . . . and soooo photogenic!

Unfortunately, Pippa had pyometra when she was carrying her second litter.  She lost the litter and had to be spayed, so her job now is to rule over the household.  She was almost always the most glamorous dog in any obedience ring, but she has retired from that too now that she is completely deaf -- though she is still my best "demo" dog because she does such beautiful obedience with hand signals.

Of the whole crowd, Pippa is my dog more than any other. She never lets me out of her sight. 

 

 

 

Adora -- My beautiful ruby girl.  Six performance titles, and quite a few championship points to boot.  She always showed beautifully, though her two natural gaits when she was younger were the bounce and the twirl.  Alas, she, too, developed pyometra and was spayed before she could finish her championship. 

 

 

 

AKC Ch Roycroft Kenya Camaroon --  A very pretty little girl with wonderful parents, I couldn't resist buying her when she became available. Kenya completed her AKC and International Championships and her first two Rally titles before retiring from the show ring. 

Kenya has not had much success in the whelping box, producing just three living puppies total in four litters.  She is now spayed and retired. She never much cared for showing, so she is enjoying a life of lying on velvet cushions eating bonbons.

If exactly the right home presented itself, Kenya might be available as a pet. Kenya is quite unusual for a Cavalier. She has no desire to travel and, although she enjoys a walk in the park, is always more than happy to come home again. She has no prey drive to speak of and would be happy to hang out near someone in a garden or yard. By "no prey drive," I mean she does not run after cars, other dogs, unfamiliar people, cats, squirrels, rabbits, or birds even when any of the above is right there. She is not particularly playful and mainly wants to be near her person. She is highly food motivated and would be happy to show off her training for cookies. She would be all right with an older, quiet child, but her ideal home would be with a retired person or a couple who do not travel. Although she is not afraid of strangers and is not bothered by people coming and going, she is not interested in socializing with people she doesn't know and would not be a good choice for someone interested in doing therapy or anything of that kind.

Kenya is nearly eight.

 

 

Eve -- Look at that topline!  Look at that rear!  Her front is fabulous, too, and, as you'd expect, so is her movement.  Plus she obviously has tons of bone.  Eve is a daughter of Bree, Adora's half-sister, who had one litter.  Eve turned out to be is a fantastic youngster.  She is shown here at 7 months old.

Update:  In just about her first time out, Eve won Best of Breed over Ch. Orchard Hill Tough Enough JW.  Way to go, Eve!

Eve has also finished off Novice and Advanced Rally titles, finishing the second title the same day she won BOB in the conformation ring.  She's smart as a whip.

Eve has gone to a pet home,  but she did pick up her International Championship.  I'm leaving her picture here because she is a great example of excellent structure.

 

Giedre , Kenya's older daughter, is two years old.  She really seems to have taken after her father, Ch Jayba Pucker Up JW -- she is a stocky, solid girl.  She is also steadier in temperament than her flighty mother and is quite the little lap puppy.

Giedre has perfect proportions, great bone, great angulation, good movement -- basically the whole package except for also having a slight underbite.  Giedre has produced a single puppy, a little son who looks very promising.  However, I will not breed her again.  Giedre has moved to a great pet home where she can be the center of attention.

 

 

 

 

Honey, Kenya's younger daughter, shown here at four years.  Honey, true to her name, is exceptionally sweet even for a Cavalier; an easy and delightful pet as well as fun to show.

Honey, actually AKC Ch Anara Honeysuckle Rose RN RA, won three  majors out of the puppy classes, then had pick up those annoying single points. She has a couple of cosmetic flaws -- a white sclera in one eye, and obviously that kiss mark on her nose -- but she finished so easily because of her extremely good structure and movement.

Honey never took a decent win photo, but she is the best-structured of all my girls. She fulfilled my hopes in early 2017 by giving me three very nice puppies, all with pretty heads as well as good structure.  Scroll down a bit for a look at Honey's excellent puppies!

Honey is pregnant with her second litter at this time (Sept 2017) and because she does have trouble carrying a litter to term, I may well not attempt to breed her again after this. In that case, she will be available to a pet home late this year or early next year. Honey is a sweet, easy Cavalier with low to moderate prey drive. She loves going for walks in the park but does not need a ton of exercise to be happy. She would want a home with older, quieter children. She loves to play fetch with her people but does not want to compete for toys or attention with higher-drive dogs -- a home where she is the only dog would be good, although she would do fine in a home with one other not-too-playful dog. Honey would be a great choice for therapy work as she enjoys meeting people. She has two Rally titles and would be happy to show off her excellent training, especially if liver treats were involved.

Honey is nearly five.

 

 

 

Ishmael.  Giedre's little son, Ish, has grown into a beautiful dog with a lovely head and a body to match, but at three, his bite is still off a tiny bit.  Despite that cosmetic failing, I hope that he will be a cornerstone of my attempt to breed glamorous, beautiful Cavaliers that live forever.  He also has the sweetest, most accommodating, most easy-going temperament of just about any puppy I've ever bred. He is super-easy to train and show and has his Rally Novice, Advanced, and Excellent titles.

 

 

 

 

Chloe. This is Fox Creek Demeter, daughter of CKCSC Ch Chantismere Chandos of Valentyne, JW and Kinvaar La Esperanto. In contrast to Kenya, Chloe's mother has had no trouble at all carrying litters to term and has produced beautiful puppies. I am hoping Chloe will take after her mother in those respects.

Chloe is excitable: she does about twenty things in the time most Cavaliers do one. Intense and with tremendous drive, Chloe is very demanding to show. She has completed her Rally Novice title, but she really does not care for the breed ring. Perhaps in a year or two I will show her, but I feel it is best to let her settle down a little bit first.

Chloe has very nice structure and movement and beautiful eyes. I hope she will give me lovely puppies. If, however, she turns out not to be suitable for breeding, she might be available to a pet home next summer.

Chloe has extreme prey drive and cannot possibly be trusted off leash. She is equally intense about playing fetch and will fetch small toys all morning with the focused attention of a border collie. She has no physical fear at all and would be fabulous at Agility for a handler who could slow her down a trifle and keep her from leaping off the top of the A-frame. She loves going places but requires a harness because she pulls like a sled dog.

Chloe takes a while to warm up to strangers and barks, wails, and yodels when someone new arrives at the door. Picking her up quiets her, but she would not be a good choice for a super-busy household or for therapy work or anything of that kind. I suspect young children might wind her up to a fever pitch and so a home with no children or with older, quieter children would be more appropriate.

Chloe is two.

 

 

 

 

New arrivals this spring: Kimmie and Conner. Born early in January 2017, these babies are more formally known as Anara Kimberlyn Rose and Anara Konstantine. They both show great promise.

Here the puppies are shown after their first time in the ring at an all-breed AKC show. Kimmie won her first point by taking Best of Opposite Sex over two grand champion girls (!) and then Conner won his first point by taking Best of Winners over Kimmie.

Conner and Kimmie are nearly eight months old in this picture. I'm sure you can tell which is which -- Conner is the big boy and Kimmie the feminine little girl.