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Philippe & Sherry Daigle

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Royal Spaniel Mail

About Us

We are located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada’s capital city. We have been selectively breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels for over 20 years.

Our beginnings

One of our Cavaliers

Our first breed was Shih Tzu. We were very fortunate to buy our first show quality Shih Tzu from Isabelle Beaulne of Moonglow Shih Tzu. Thunder did very well in the show ring, handled by Lynda Torrance, winning multiple Best in Shows, and was the top winning Shih Tzu in Canada for several years. We became badly infected by the dog show bug.

Captivated by Cavaliers

One of our CavaliersEventually we realized that we needed a breed with less intensive coat care, and the Cavaliers fit the bill perfectly. We bought our first Cavalier as a pet for our son. This Cavalier, Ch. Pixiewood Timothy in June, passed away in 2010 at over 17 years of age. Along the way, we bought or bred several other Cavaliers. Eventually, we decided to focus only on the Cavaliers.

Breeding quality

We breed at most 2 litters a year, usually when we want to keep a puppy for ourselves. We take care to ensure that puppies we do not keep go to good, loving homes. We occasionally have a show puppy available. Contact us for details.

Our breeding philosophy centres around producing quality dogs, in small numbers, who are typey (look and act like a Cavalier), healthy, and with excellent temperament.

We are members of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Canada, The Cavalier Club U.K., The Ottawa Kennel Club, and the Canadian Kennel Club.

Sherry is licensed to judge the first half of the Toy Group in Canada, and is on permit for the second half. Sherry recently judged at the Badgerland Cavalier Specialty with an entry of 180 Cavaliers.

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Philippe and Sherry Daigle