Congratulations on deciding to buy a cavalier! These dogs are gentle, sweet, and just great companions. You will not regret buying one. They will enrich your life in many ways.
So, you’ve made the decision, now what? Just find a cavalier breeder in Michigan and get yourself a new family member.
Well, it is not as simple as it sounds. Once you start researching, you will realize that there are certain things you need to outlook for.
You want to find reputable, ethical breeders with puppies that are happy and with a healthy heritage. That is not always easy, especially if it is your first time getting a dog.
Luckily, you are in the right place. I decided to help my fellow cavalier lovers in two ways.
Below you will find a list of breeders in Michigan and tips on what to look for when choosing one.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Breeders in Michigan
Another thing to take into consideration is that there are different types of breeders:
- Puppy Mills
- Backyard Breeders
- Hobby Breeders
- Show/Performance Kennels
If you are not familiar with these terms, you can read more in this article, where I talk more about each type of breeder.
White Dove Cavaliers
About: “Welcome to the home of WHITE DOVE CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIELS, located in Oakland County, Michigan. We are an AKC exhibitor and breeder, always in pursuit of our next champion. Occasionally we have puppies available to approved pet homes. Sold on limited registration. Breeding stock has been tested for curly coat, dry eye, and episodic falling. Our Cavaliers are heart and eye tested by board-certified specialty veterinarians yearly.”
- Website: http://www.michiganwhitedovecavaliers.com/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (248)-666-9015
Bella Fleur Cavaliers
About: “AKC Breeder of Merit established in 1987. Bella Fleur Cavaliers is located on 10 serene acres just outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are bred for sweet temperaments and health. When we occasionally have a litter of puppies, our dogs have OFA patella, OFA hip, OFA Autoimmune Thyroid, Curly Coat, Dry Eye, Episodic Falling DNA clearances or are “clear by parentage”. We do annual CEAR eye and Advanced Cardiac clearances as well as baseline MRI’s and Heart Echo’s when age appropriate. With only having a few litters a year, we keep a waiting list for our puppies as we are extremely selective in our breeding program. While our Cavaliers are actively shown in AKC conformation and other AKC Companion events, they are treasured members of our family and sleep in our beds at night.”
- Website: https://bellafleurcavaliers.com/
- Email: email@example.com and BellaFleurCavaliers@outlook.com
- Phone: (616) 490-5227
About: “Wydsong Cavaliers is a small hobby breeder and exhibitor of beautiful, affectionate Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. The dogs are raised in a home environment with a lot of attention and love. The dogs are examined annually by a Board Certified Cardiologist and Board Certified Ophthalmologist. All puppies are given first vaccinations and health exams by our veterinarian for patellas, heart, and general health. Puppies are sold with a written sales agreement that includes a spay/neuter clause and a guarantee for major health issues. We are a Member of the Great Lakes Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club. All of the dogs are AKC registered.”
About: “Chiswick Cavaliers breed 1 – 3 times per year and place most of the litter as pets on limited registration. Our puppies are raised in our home with love and care. We take great care to socialize our puppies with our Cavalier gang, as well as with a lot of human touch! The puppies stay with Mom for 10 weeks or more depending on when I feel they are ready for their new home. They are all vet checked at 8-10 weeks and their first shots are given at 9 weeks old following our doctors Vaccination protocol. We look for homes where people are home during the day and provide fenced yards as well. Our puppies are registered with the original old club the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, USA. They are only obtained by careful breeding by us, never through a broker. All dogs in our breeding program have annual heart checks by a certified Veterinary Specialist as well as eye checks as recommended by the C.K.C.S.C., USA. Hip OFA’s are done at 2 years of age.”
- Website: http://www.chiswickcavaliers.com/
- Email: ChiswickCavaliers@charter.net
- Phone: (989) 891- 1365
About: “We take pride in producing happy, healthy and well adjusted cavaliers, bred to the AKC breed standards. Our cavaliers are our pets first, raised in our home, with much attention being given to the best diet, health care, and cleanliness. Regular vet checkups, along with yearly heart and eye testing to insure that only the healthiest dogs are bred. We provide all four colors.”
- Website: http://www.zhzodiaccavaliers.com/
- Email: BRINNVISTA@AOL.COM
- Phone: 269-377-8515
Cavaliers of Michigan
About: “We take tremendous pride in the proper care and medical testing to produce and raise healthy adults and puppies. We test the heart and eyes on our adults. We want to make sure you adopt a puppy that will give you all this breed has to offer, and will live to a healthy age. Bloodlines are chosen carefully to ensure that lines are not crossed. All of our cavalier puppies are veterinary approved and are AKC registered. We offer adorable, healthy, and loving Cavalier puppies in all four colors. All of our puppies are socialized and live in our home with us. Our puppies are members of our family. Our puppies, at 3 days, are given a wellness check by our Veterinarian, dew claws removed. At 6 weeks the first of a series of shots will be given, second wellness check. We introduce the puppies to potty training. We treat each pup as if they are our own, the pups are socialized, happy and very loved when they go to their forever homes.”
- Website: https://cavaliersofmichigan.com/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 231-838-6793
About: “Stuarthome is a small, dedicated AKC hobby show breeder/owner of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Our primary goals are to have healthy, beautiful show quality Cavalier King Charles Spaniels as our companions and to serve the breed as a member of the ACKCSC Health Committee. Furthermore, Stuarthome’s philosophy is to only breed our Cavaliers once or twice in their lifetime after completing health screenings by board certified specialists so retrospectively, we had very few litters through the years and know those bloodlines very well. Subsequently, any puppies in our litters are carefully reviewed as Stuarthome’s show prospects potentials as first and foremost as our family members. After the show potential assessment, a puppy might be available as a pet to a home approved by us. Any pets will be placed as companions with spay/neuter agreements. Overall, people that have our Cavaliers are considered as part of the Stuarthome’s extended family. Stuarthome is a voting member of the American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, Inc. This club is the AKC Parent Club for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in the United States of America.”
About: “Located in West Michigan, in the small community of Hamilton, south of beautiful Saugatuck, not far from Lake Michigan. Our Cavaliers are first and foremost our companions, living with us in our home, sharing our lives and receiving all the best that life has to offer. Our puppies are hand raised and cherished by us. They stay with us for twelve weeks, giving them and their mum ample and much needed time together before moving onto their new families and lives. This is a critical time in their development and do not want it cut short. We do require all potential families to visit with us, meet our Cavalier family, our puppies and for us to meet you.”
- Website: https://www.kalidunncavaliers.com/
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 269-751-7128
West Michigan Cavaliers
About: “For the past 20+ years I have been breeding Cavaliers King Charles Spaniels. I have learned a lot about this special breed and take tremendous pride in breeding adorable and healthy puppies. Proper nutrition and medical testing is very important to produce healthy adults and puppies. All of my dogs are certified for their heart and eyes. Patellas are also tested for any luxation. I want to make sure your puppy will give you not only all this breed has to offer, but will live to an old age. Pedigrees are carefully researched to ensure that lines are not crossed. I offer adorable, healthy, loving cavalier puppies in all four colors. All of my litters are AKC registered. Each puppy receives their first shot, microchip and a wellness check up. They are very socialized and live in my home. My dogs and their puppies are members of our family. We have litters available different time during the year.”
- Website: http://www.westmichigancavaliers.com/index.html
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 616-836-2741
Pleasant Valley Cavaliers
About: “We specialize and ONLY breed whole color or solid color Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. If you are longing to add a healthy, happy, well socialized, quality bred Ruby or Black and Tan Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy, we are more than happy to begin the journey with you!”
- Website: https://www.pvcavaliers.com/index.html
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 231-779-6904
Hillwood Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
About: “Welcome to the home of Hillwood Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. We are a small Cavalier breeder and exhibitor located in beautiful central Michigan near Lansing. We have been very fortunate with our selective breeding. We do not have puppies available for immediate placement at the present time. We would be happy to talk with you now about our future litters and your interest in cavalier puppies.”
About: “Our family raises a limited number of puppies each year. We breed for health, temperament and conformation to the breed standard. We desire to improve our lines and take the genetics and health behind our dogs very seriously. We have grown a lot over the years in our breeding program. As more information and more testing becomes available, we grow more. Our focus in breeding is to obtain our own dogs to show in AKC conformation classes. Our parent dogs are heart tested annually by a board certified cardiologist. They also receive their CERF eye tests bi-annually. We MRI our dogs and/or use MRI history as a part of the whole picture desired to make the best breeding decisions. Our dogs are also DNA tested for DE, CC & EF or are clear by parentage.”
- Website: https://www.kingsleecavaliers.com/
- Email: KingsleeCavaliers@gmail.com
- Phone: 231-499-3965
About: “Whiteriver Cavaliers is located in Hesperia, MI. Our kennel name was inspired by the river that runs through the woods surrounding our home. I discovered the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in 2004 and fell in love with their beauty and sweet personality. Since then, I have become passionate about this lovely breed and they have become a big part of our home and family! Our dogs are bred to produce healthy pups (see health information below). We are also proud of our Champions and our pet owners who have gone through the training with their Cavaliers to become wonderful Therapy Dogs! I breed for health, temperament, beauty, and structure. Our Cavaliers are AKC registered.”
- Website: https://whiterivercavaliers.com/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 231-736-6799
The Family Puppy
About: “Founded in 1998, we have joyfully served Southeast Michigan by creating a safe and fun experience for families looking to welcome a puppy or kitten to their home. We are a family-owned and family operated business with high standards of excellence and customer service that is better. From our family to yours, welcome to thefamilypuppy.com.”
- Website: https://www.thefamilypuppy.com/
- Contact: https://www.thefamilypuppy.com/contact/
- Phone: (248) 880-4997
Online Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppies For Sale
If you went through my list of cavalier breeders in Michigan and none of them were able to meet your demands or didn’t have available pups, you can check online platforms.
Below are a few websites that can help you find a new dog from the comfort of your living room.
AKC Market Place
How to Choose a Good Cavalier Breeder (or Seller)?
As I mentioned already, choosing the right breeder can be overwhelming. Especially if you don’t know what to look for and lack the experience of buying a dog.
Here are the things to look for when choosing a good cavalier breeder:
Do Your Research Before Choosing a Breeder
I have made you the list of available breeders in Michigan, but I don’t have personal experience with all of them, so I can’t give guarantees. You should be able to get more information by checking their website and chatting with them over the phone.
This can help you shortlist a few of them that give you a better impression before visiting them in person. If the first impression is not good, it can save you a lot of time by not having to meet them.
Meet the Cavalier Breeder in Person
This is the best way to get the feeling of the person you are buying your dog from. In this way, you can see the environment in which your future puppy was being raised. You will also get an idea of how the breeder is treating his dogs.
Ask Many Questions
I think you can never ask too many questions. Choosing a dog and a breeder is an important life decision, so you should ask as many questions as you think is necessary to make the right choice. Here are some of the questions that can help you start.
You can ask the breeder:
- To tell you more about their experience
- How long are they breeding cavaliers
- How many dogs do they keep
- How many litters they raise each year
- Are they breeding any other breeds
- How do they keep their dogs
- What do they do to keep the dogs healthy
- Why did they choose to breed cavaliers
- Ask them to provide some references (previous owners or their veterinarian)
It’s a good sign if they are keeping in touch with families who adopted a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy from them.
Besides these direct questions, through casual conversation, you can even get a sense of how much they know about the breed.
You want to choose the one that is knowledgeable about the dog they are selling, genuine, and open. They should also ask you many questions back.
Good dog breeders will want to sell puppies only to people that are prepared and ready to own a dog. They want to put their dogs in homes that will make them happy.
So they will want to know a lot about the buyer as well. If that is not the case, then this person is probably not the right choice. They could be doing it only for profit; in most cases, that’s not the breeder you want to choose.
Expect the breeder to be registered with an accepted kennel club (American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Kennel Club, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Kennel Club – USA).
However, membership does not guarantee that the breeder is raising quality animals, so consider it a minimum requirement.
Reputable breeders will have a written contract for the sale of their puppies. This is a responsible business practice that clarifies the rights and responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer. If they are unwilling to put things in writing or they try to avoid it may be a red flag.
Cavalier King Charles Puppy Pedigree
Reputable Cavalier King Charles breeders will be able to provide a healthy history of their breeding dogs and their pedigree. They should also be able to provide information about the parents, grandparents, and sometimes even great-grandparents of their dogs.
You want to find a puppy with a heritage of dogs who lived long, healthy lives. Of course, you can expect to have many generations of dogs without any health issues.
If a breeder says that all of his dogs were without any health problems, they could be dishonest about it. This is because the Mitral valve disease alone is so prevalent in Cavalier King Charles that it is highly unlikely that no one in the dog family was affected.
What is the Average Cavalier Price in Michigan?
At the time of writing this text, the average price for a Cavalier King Charles puppy is around 1500USD. It depends, of course, on many factors like age, color, lineage, and pedigree, breeder, etc. Based on these factors, you will find different prices advertised ranging from 1000USD to 3500USD.
So to conclude this article, I summarized the contact details of 14 Michigan Cavalier breeders in the table below.
|White Dove Cavaliers
|Bella Fleur Cavaliers
|(989) 891- 1365
|Cavaliers of Michigan
|West Michigan Cavaliers
|Pleasant Valley Cavaliers
|The Family Puppy
I wish you luck in buying your next Cavalier puppy!