About Us

About Us

About Us: Nurturing Cavaliers with Love and Expertise

Welcome to Fredricos Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, where the heart of our home extends to our cherished Cavaliers. Nestled on 3 acres in the serene mountain suburb of Mount Crosby, we take pride in being a small Dogs Queensland ( Dogs Australia, formerly known as the A.N.K.C. ) registered show breeder of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, with a primary focus on the whole colors; Ruby and Black & Tan.

Our Home, Their Haven:

Our puppies are not just part of a breeding program; they are woven into the fabric of our family life. Raised inside our home, they are cradled in love and care from the moment they take their first breath. The magic unfolds as our small family, including our 7 year-old daughter, Isabelle, becomes an integral part of their journey. The interaction between children and puppies is a spectacle that feels almost enchanted, evoking the essence of fairy tales.

Every member of our family contributes to the daily care of our Cavaliers – from cleaning and feeding to grooming, playing, and training. Together, we form a nurturing environment that fosters their mental stimulation and overall well-being.

Our Breeding Philosophy: Health, Goals, and Dedication:

In our breeding program, health takes precedence. Our breeding dogs undergo specialist health testing, including the following:

- Mitral Valve Disease by a qualified Cardiologist Dr Geoff Nicolson: BVSc (Hons) MVETSTUD Dipl. ECVIM-CA
- Eye diseases by qualified (FAVSC) Ophthalmologist: BVSc FANZCVS
- DNA testing by Orivet and Massey University (New Zealand) for Curly Coat/Dry Eye (CC/DE), Episodic Falling (EF) and Degenerative Myelopathy (DM).

**Preserving the Essence of Cavaliers:**

Cavaliers are known for their active, graceful, and well-balanced nature. At Fredricos, we strive to preserve these qualities, considering them the hallmark of the breed. Our respect for the original standard of our breed is unwavering, and we trace the lineage of our Cavaliers back to notable forebearers. We continue to choose quality, health-tested dogs to maintain the diversity of our breeding program.

A Grateful Addition: Turretbank Smarty (IMP FRA):

In 2019, our joy knew no bounds as we welcomed "Turretbank Smarty (Imp Fra)" from the esteemed Cavalier breeder and Breed Specialist Judge, Katie Sloan, in France. Smarty, a special dog, has contributed significantly to our breeding program. We are forever grateful for Katie's kindness, guidance, and generosity in sharing Smarty with us "down under."

Gourmet Nourishment For Our Cavaliers:

Committed to providing our Cavaliers with gourmet nourishment, we prioritise their overall well-being and mental health by embracing a Biologically Appropriate Raw Food (BARF) diet. This culinary approach involves a meticulous mix of high-quality, " AAFCO " approved commercial raw food and carefully prepared homemade meals, offering a daily dining experience that goes beyond the ordinary. The significance of this approach extends into the realm of enduring health benefits that resonate over time.

Feeding our Cavaliers a species-appropriate complete raw food diet has proven to be transformative, showcasing remarkable long-term benefits. The inclusion of raw bones in their daily diet contributes not only to a delectable chewing experience but also serves as a key factor in promoting overall dental health. The nutrients inherent in the raw food play a pivotal role in supporting their immune systems and sustaining energy levels over the long haul.

By aligning our culinary care with the natural diet of wild canines, the BARF diet offers a comprehensive approach to canine nutrition. The long-term benefits extend beyond immediate physical well-being, manifesting in healthier coats and an overall sense of vitality. As devoted breeders and exhibitors, we understand that fostering long-term health is an investment in the enduring well-being and longevity of our Cavaliers. Through this holistic and species-appropriate diet, we aim to ensure that every wagging tail reflects not just satisfaction, but a profound sense of lasting vitality.

Children and Raw Feeding Harmony:

Addressing concerns about raw feeding and children, our experiences have been positive. Our daughter, Isabelle, plays a vital role in providing each dog their raw food every night. Responsible for this task since the tender age of 3, Isabelle follows strict hygiene practices to ensure safety. Our family has never faced any health problems caused by raw feeding, a testament to our meticulous approach.

Guiding You on the Raw Feeding Journey:

We welcome email enquiries for raw feeding guidance, recommending local canine nutritionists, as well as sharing valuable resources, including books, websites, Facebook pages / groups, and the highest quality commercial raw food we endorse. At Fredricos Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, our commitment to love, care, and expertise ensures that every Cavalier in our care receives the best possible start in life.