We are glad that you stopped by to visit our web site. Presented here is background information and a look, in photos and words, at our famous dogs. We hope you find it interesting and informative and, if you like what you see, that you will contact us. We could have gone on for pages and pages more of text and pictures (hundreds) but that would have led to download blues and likely boredom. And besides, we’re here to answer any questions you might have.
Susan and Pete Hetzel and Judy Hahn
At Gleneden we are devoted to raising beautiful, healthy, affectionate puppies and making them available to responsible dog lovers. The pups are raised in a loving family environment and are fully socialized. The large farm acreage provides plenty of room for our studs, brood bitches, and puppies to romp. The environment often lead folks visiting to jokingly comment that they wouldn’t mind trading places with the livestock.
Gleneden was the very first breeder of Cavachons. In fact, we coined the name. From that beginning about fifteen years ago these wonderful, versatile dogs have been in great demand. They possess the characteristics that so many folks are looking for in a companion or family dog. That is, a most friendly nature, intelligence, gentleness, playfulness, small size, low exercise requirements and a low or no shed coat. And, as the photos here reveal, they are most handsome. Oh, and a unscientific poll recently conducted here at Gleneden indicated that they are the favorite puppy for young children to play with and cuddle.
Being true hybrids, the offspring of royally bred Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and superb Bichon Frises, Gleneden Cavachons are known for their healthy vigor, not the congenital and structural defects so rampant in many purebreed animals. At Gleneden puppies are introduced to children, other animals, a variety of people, different scents and sounds. In fact, you might say the puppies are “grandchildrenized”.
Adult weights of our Cavachons are typically less than 20 pounds although a host of factors including diet and exercise can influence growth and development. The Cavachon come in peach & white, peach, sable & white, tri-colored and black and tan. And, of interest to many prospective dog owners, Cavachons seem in most instances to be fully compatible with allergy sufferers.
Weaned from mother at 6 1/2 to 7 weeks of age, the puppies are generally available for adoption about two weeks later. The temperament of the males and females is basically the same. Neither sex is harder to house train and both are equally playful, intelligent, affectionate, non-aggressive and lovable.