110% recommend golden cavaliers! Andrew and Lisa helped us every step of the way answering the many questions we had. I was very on the fence about it at first, I have to admit i didn’t even want a dog at first. But my daughter she is 17 now has been begging me since she could talk for a dog. Summer (formaly sydney) from Sally-Prince litter: is the most loving, happy, playful, adorable, sweetest dog in the world! Best decision i could have ever made. She is such a sweet heart. She is totally in love with my daughter, Truly best friends. Our whole family loves her as well! People lover and trained so easily. Every where we go she gets compliments for being the most adorable pup, and we totally agree! We couldn’t have asked for a better baby girl.
Hello! Kapi (formerly “Bailey “) has been with us for 3 months now and we couldn’t be happier! She is the sweetest, friendliest and smartest pup you could ask for. She has brought so much joy to our family. My husband, who really wasn’t on board at first, fell in love with her. Kapi sits with him every night. Andrew, Lisa and Matt were absolutely great from the beginning until the day she arrived. So informative and helpful all the time. I can’t thank you enough. What a great experience.
We bought a female pup from the April 2020 Molly-Prince Litter whom we affectionally named Watson. The customer service experience was exceptional, the puppy adorable and well-nourished, although we have had a few medical/behavioral issues which have required more effort than expected--even for a pup!
The intake process and communications with Lisa from Golden Cavaliers was flawless. She kept us in the loop, sent regular pictures along the way and gave clear instructions regarding payment and pick-up. We requested some early neurological stimulation (regular handling, sensory experiences) so the pup would be less reactive and prepared to be a therapy dog. Andrew went above and beyond and agreed. Our later handling of the pup strongly suggested she was familiar with the touches and she's been a dream when cutting her nails or holding her in weird positions.
When we arrived in Ohio to pick up our pup, Watson came up to me, curious and interactive. Andrew was pleasant and respectful. The outside facilities looked well-kept and the other dogs were happily running freely together. The dam Molly was an outside dog and not particularly trained for inside behavior, but she liked scritches and attention and didn't nip or growl at a weaned Watson who still tried to suckle (with a full set of sharp teeth!). Our pup bonded to me right away and we had the expected early barking and crying when we left the pup early on. After a few weeks of crate and desensitization training, our pup still had persisting separation anxiety complete with crying, messing in her crate or play areas, tail between legs, ears back, inconsolable.
She was food motivated and caught onto simple commands very well, but we couldn't leave her alone. Even just taking a 5 min shower would send her way past whining and onto full dog-scream panic, taking minutes after being reunited to calm down. We hired a behaviorist/trainer and have stepped up our subthreshold training, but we still can't step outside our front door without her anxiety being triggered. She is 5 months old now and she still can't be left alone. She has developed guarding behaviors including growling and even snapping/nipping. She guards preferred food items, my lap, and preferred toys when she feels others are too close. She has never bitten down to break skin, but we are sad to say she will most likely not be able to be a therapy dog because of those behaviors. We certainly have been trying to train it out (even with a pro trainer), but, if anything, the behaviors have escalated a bit. She tested positive for Giardia on her first fecal test (@ 4 months), so we had to postpone her full socialization outside even further than the recommended 16 weeks.
The vet said it was likely acquired early through the breeder since we hadn't let her outside on the ground at all except our enclosed patio area. We did a couple rounds of antibiotics and she's since had 2 clear tests. In addition to anxiety when we step out of view, she also has hypersensitivity to sounds which is tough in an apartment complex. While walking on a leash, if a car goes by or another loud-ish sound happens, she tries to jump up on us. Sometimes she is redirectable and sometimes she's not. Watson tolerates, but is not rewarded by, pets. She's a great little work buddy, though as her favorite place to be is on our laps. Figures, as King Charles Cavalier Spaniels were bred to be lap/foot warmers. 🙂 Everywhere we go, Watson brings joy to people because she is so adorable and so soft. I've been approached my Instagram brokers(?) trying to get me to make her a social media star. I frequently get asked her breed because she is so unique and beautiful. Ultimately, we've had pros and cons with our Golden Cavaliers experience. We were over the moon for the first few weeks, but when we realized the separation anxiety and guarding behaviors weren't fading, our experience was negatively impacted. At the end of the day, my recommendation is: Proceed With Caution. Make sure you're prepared for the cutest baby in existence with above "normal puppy" training investment. She probably would have fared better in a wide open yard with other dogs and humans around pretty constantly.
I had been looking some time for a Golden Cavalier. In April, I found this breeder and was thrilled to start the process. I reached out to several other puppy parents that also adopted from them and all had great reviews. I was impressed at the care that Andrew took with breeding process, health of dogs and puppy care. When I first contacted them Lisa reached out and she was exceptional. From the first time she walked me through the process and all the way until the day she/Matt delivered my sweet puppy. They communicated with me every step of the way and answered all my questions. My sweet fluffy girl Anula is from Shy Girl and Prince litter in May. This beautiful, smart, sassy, curious and loving puppy is an amazing addition to my family. Thank you for everything!!
We cannot recommend Golden Cavaliers enough! Banshee (formerly Martin) is a Golden Cavadoodle and is almost 16 weeks. He is the sweetest puppy and everywhere we go people tell us he's the cutest puppy they've ever seen (we agree ). He's so sweet and cuddly loves to play and has been really easy to train so far. We really couldn't ask for a better puppy! Andrew and Lisa were also extremely easy to work with throughout the process. Andrew's farm is beautiful and it's clear how much love they gave Banshee in his first two months!
We are so in love with our sweet Rumi (formerly Mali)! She is a snuggle bunny and is eager to please. Lisa and Andrew were very easy to work with from Day 1 - Emails and texts were always promptly acknowledged. We would recommend Lisa and Andrew to anyone looking for a seamless puppy buying experience!
Hello. Our family is in love with Cooper (aka Oregon). He has really bonded with my children. Andrew made the process of purchasing the puppy from out of state very simple. I flew into Ohio and Andrew met me at the airport, with Cooper. He was the hit of everyone I met at the airport and slept the entire flight home. We love his temperament and personality. He is the perfect combination of playful and affectionate. We are so happy we now have a deposit on a second puppy.
We love our dog, Daisy, whom we purchased from Golden Cavaliers. She is calm and good-natured, intelligent, and was easy to house train. She is gentle with our three small children and they adore her. Andrew was very honest with us, allowing us to look around the farm and meet Daisy, her litter mates, and her parents before making a decision, and he has checked in every so often to make sure things are still going well. We could tell that Daisy had been loved and cared for which gave us peace of mind. Thank you, Golden Cavaliers!
Harper (formally known as Hazel), is the best dog in the world and totally completes our family. She is sweet, playful, loving and simply amazing! We can’t thank you enough Golden Cavaliere’s, she has truly stolen our hearts!!!🥰
We love our pup! She has been so much fun. Cali (aka Margie) has the best temperament and loves to snuggle.
Andrew was wonderful to work with and answered all my questions thoroughly and honestly. I highly recommend him as a breeder.
Highly recommend! I was very nervous about buying a puppy I had never met and having it shipped. Andrew was very helpful and thoughtful throughout the process. He took the time to answer numerous questions, send pictures and has continued to check in, even after she arrived. My puppy Pippa (formally Timber) is perfect. She is a happy, healthy, sweet little girl. I couldn’t have asked for a better puppy or experience.
Ryder is perfect!!! I cannot tell you how much we absolutely love him. He has been so so so good and he is a perfect fit for our family. I cannot stop thinking about Fletcher though. Please let me know if he is still available...
Thanks, Mary Pat