Louis in the forest

Louis the Cavador

Louis the Cavador

Took this pic of Louis earlier this week and just had to share it!!


Cavadors like Company!

So sorry it’s been such a long time – I’ve been writing a food blog for the last six months (check it out at http://designrestaurants.wordpress.com/) and I’ve become rather obsessed with cooking and eating out.

Elphaba’s owner emailed me recently however with news that they have another Cavador!! We are so jealous – they have called her Oreo – how cute is that? This prompted me to update the blog and I’m so pleased to see how many visitors we’ve had.

What is interesting about Helen’s new Cavador, Oreo,  that she is super tiny still – even though she is 8 months old she is still only 10KG and they don’t expect her to reach more than 12kg. Elphie is around 20kg and Louis is 22kg so this is a big difference.

So Elphie took a little while to get settled with her new pal but now they adore each other. Check out these pic’s. And exciting news – Oreo’s breeder has just had another litter of Cavador’s!  These lovely pup’s are so very rare and litters don’t come along very often. Message me for details (Breeder is based in UK).




The Family is Complete – Louis’s Brother Has Found Us!

Exciting week!! We are so delighted that Louis’s brother’s owner found us on YouTube and has been in touch. We are delighted to introduce Max!

Louis catching up with his bro!

Louis catching up with his bro!

Here is Louis checking out Max online (Don’t they look like they are Skyping??!)  – they are so incredibly alike its, well like they are twins which I guess they are (well triplets of course!). Max now has his own page so you can see some more pics of him. He is so handsome – those melt you eyes and velvet ears and Max has a distinctive white spot on his nose.We think Max is ever so slightly bigger than Louis – he was the biggest pup-  but I’ll report back on weight!

Max has the same adorable personality as the other two pup’s and sounds a little shyer than Louis – he had a poorly tummy when he was tiny and didn’t get to meet so many people or dogs early on which his owner thinks may have had an impact.

It’s fantastic to have contact now with both Louis’s brother and sister – and means we can update the site with info about all three gorgeous Cavadors.

Now the challenge is on to get these three special dogs together! Have a look at Maxy’s own page to see this beautiful boy!

Do Cavadors Shed?

Well if you’d asked me 2 months ago I’d have said ‘No! They are perfect no -shredders!’ However since we switched the central heating on its been a slightly different story…

Louis’s fur doesn’t exactly come out in clumps but I am now noticing balls of fluff in the corners of our tiled utility room floor – and my rugs now need a thorough Hoover ever few days.

I now try and groom him each time we come back from a walk which does help but when the sun shines low through the window I can see Louis hair glinting across the floor!

Fortunately we stuck to our ‘Banned from Upstairs’ rule so our clothes start the day fluff free! The girls both wear woolly tights for school and when they walk around with no shoes on they get a fluff build up…

Hopefully the shedding will stop when he gets used to the temperature change – anyone have any experience of Cavies and shedding?


Please play ‘Hide the Teddy’ with me?


Sleepy TV lapdog!


Louis and Rufio watching the Olympic relay from the office!

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