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Cavachons
from
the Monarchy
Designer dogs with hybrid vigor

The Monarchy is located in Holland, Massachusetts, a rural community in Western Massachusetts. For fifteen years we have also been a breeder of monarch butterflies for release, at special events and ceremonies, hence, the name The Monarchy. Our new and exciting endeavor is to breed specialty crossbreed dogs with hybrid vigor.

Our Cavachons are bred following the expert guidance of Timshell Farm in Arizona. They have 20 years of experience in breeding beautiful and healthy Cavachons and other cross-breeds. Timshell Farm is the third-oldest specialty Cavachon breeder in the U.S. They no longer breed Cavachons and are concentrating on a limited number of exceptional cross-breeds.

Timshell Farm has had photos of their puppies/dogs on the cover of Life Magazine. They are recognized as an owner-recommended breeder on such websites as wwwgoldendoodles. com and many of their puppies have been trained for work as therapy and service dogs for hospitals and schools. The Monarchy is proud to have had Timshell Farm as a mentor, for their experience and guidance in breeding the finest quality Cavachon puppies. Sound health, low to no-shedding coats, beautiful faces, and gentle temperaments are our priorities.

Each puppy is a unique treasure. We provide high standards of care, safety and comfort with no corners cut. We follow a vigorous state of the art vaccination and deworming program. Our puppies can be expected to retain their good health and vitality as they mature into adult dogs.

Our puppies are sold with care and training instructions and a written health guarantee for genetic disorders. We look forward to a relationship with you for many years to come.

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Meryl, Partner
Meryl, Partner
Terry with Ruby
Terry with Ruby
Lord Brady and Lady Beignet with Tina
Lord Brady and Lady Beignet with Tina
Melanie with Louie
Melanie with Louie

Choosing a Breeder

The web and the world are filled with breeders who aren’t looking to the interests of your or their puppies. Thankfully, there are plenty out there who do what they do in an up-front, honest manner. A good breeder is knowledgeable and candid about their breeding program, and will have a reputation of professionalism by working well with others and honoring their contracts.

Look for these qualities when choosing a breeder:

  • Integrity​ - Answering questions in a knowledgeable and candid manner with a strong professional reputation. Good breeders will encourage you to get feedback from all sources, not just those they provide.
  • Honesty
  • Transparency
  • Performs Genetic Testing such as Mitral Valve disorder in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels or juvenile cateracts exam for a Bichon Frise.
  • Offers a Health Warranty of up to 2 years which ensures the puppy has met all their vaccination requirements, been socialized as well as been subject to neural stimulation for a more progressive approach to breeding.
  • A good breeder is a supportive confidante and advisor who supports you whether or not problems arise and stand by their contract.

Socialization of the Puppies and Bio Sensor Exercises

It is commonly held that puppies should not be released before they have reached 8 weeks of age. A good breeder will be concerned about the puppy’s socialization, both with humans of all ages and with dogs, other puppies and other animals. As breeders, we also employ a series of of 'bio-sensory' exercises starting on 'Day 3' and continue with these very special exercises for several weeks. These very early 'sensory' exercises are depicted below (scroll down). Another type of sensory exploration we utilize can be explained by the phrase: 'the rule of 7's.' As puppies are weaned by their mother, we expose them over the next several weeks to: 7 different surfaces, 7 different sounds, 7 different scents/odors, 7 different people from different backgrounds, 7 new environments in the home and yard, 7 different tastes, etc. This period is thought to be critical in the puppy’s development. A good breeder will expose the puppies carefully, so as to not risk bringing in infectious diseases. Families want a happy, confident puppy that is well adjusted.

Melanie, Cavachons from the Monarchy
Melanie, Cavachons from the Monarchy

Announcing . . . 

Super Dog - Bio-Sensor

Progressive Breeders and Bio Sensory Training
for Puppies!

Bio-Sensor Practiced by The Monarchy: We incorporate the Bio-Sensor or Super Dog Program into our Cavachons’ socialization and temperament development regimen. The Bio Sensor program easily fits into our established puppy rearing process and supports our values. This does not replace our early socialization program.

Bio-Sensory Training for Dogs improves the development of the puppy's neurological systems by early stimulation and stress. Five benefits have been observed in dogs that were exposed to the Bio Sensor stimulation exercises:

  • Improved Cardiovascular Performance
  • Stronger Heart Beats, 
  • Stronger Adrenal Glands,
  • More Tolerance to Stress, and
  • Greater Resistance to Disease. 

Below are the six Bio Sensor exercises designed to stimulate the neurological system of the puppy. I have incorporated these exercises into our daily puppy routine. Each puppy is put through the following exercises once daily: 

1. TACTILE STIMULATION - Holding the Cavachon puppy in one hand, the handler gently stimulates the pup between the toes on any one foot using a Q-tip.  Time of stimulation 3 - 5 seconds.

2. HEAD HELD ERECT - Using both hands, the Cavachon puppy is held perpendicular to the ground, (straight up), so that its head is directly above its tail. This is an upwards position.  Time of stimulation 3 - 5 seconds.

3. HEAD POINTED DOWN - Hold the Cavachon puppy firmly with both hands the head is reversed and is pointed downward so that it is pointing towards the ground. Time of stimulation 3 - 5 seconds.

4. SUPINE POSITION - Hold the puppy so that its back is resting in the palm of both hands with its muzzle facing the ceiling. Time of stimulation 3-5 seconds.

5. THERMAL STIMULATION - Use a damp towel that has been cooled in a refrigerator. Place the Cavachon puppy on the towel, feet down. Do not restrain it from moving. (See my notes below.) Time of stimulation 3-5 seconds.

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Barbara "...It has been shown that breeders should be guided by the rule that it is generally considered prudent to guard against under and over stimulation...  During their first two months of life, a conservative approach would be to expose them to children, people, toys and other animals on a regular basis. Handling and touching all parts of their anatomy is also a necessary part of their learning which can be started as early as the third day of life. Pups that are handled early and on a regular basis generally do not become hand-shy as adults."
- Dr. Carmen L. Battaglia, Comments on Early Neurological Stimulation

Testing

Genetic tests are not required for every possible genetic disorder. In fact, special testing does not exist for some of the genetic faults. However, the adult breeding dogs should be examined by specialists for any genetic fault that the purebred dog is known for. A good breeder will absolutely have no issues with producing these reports. The breeder should follow the AKC guidelines for recommended tests by breed.

For example, the Mitral Valve disorder must be ruled out, for Cavaliers.

Breed Requirements in terms of testing for the Cavalier King Charles include Eye examination by a board certified Ophthalmologist, annually until 5 years old, every two years until 9 years old; Patellar Luxation, examination annually, Congenital Cardiac Disease, examination performed by a Board-Certified Cardiologist, annually.

Breed Requirements in terms of testing for the Bichon include Eye examination by a board certified Ophthalmologist, annually until 5 years old, Patellar Luxation, examination annually.

We are proud to utilize the services of the following professionals:

Nancy Morris, DVM, DACVIM-C
Massachusetts Veterinary Cardiology Services, Inc.
305 Suffield Street
Agawam, MA  01001

Dr. Isabel Jurk, MS/VM, Dipl. ACVO
Animal Eye Care of New England
14 Sandy Lane
Whately, MA  01373

Barbara Boudreau, DVM,
VCA Palmer Animal Hospital
1028 Thorndike Street
Palmer, MA  01069

  • Health Warranty

It is commonly held that puppies should not be released before they have reached 8 weeks of age. A good breeder will be concerned about the puppy’s socialization, both with humans of all ages and with dogs, other puppies and other animals. As breeders, we also employ a series of of 'bio-sensory' exercises starting on 'Day 3' and continue with these very special exercises for several weeks. These very early 'sensory' exercises are depicted below (scroll down). Another type of sensory exploration we utilize can be explained by the phrase: 'the rule of 7's.' As puppies are weaned by their mother, we expose them over the next several weeks to: 7 different surfaces, 7 different sounds, 7 different scents/odors, 7 different people from different backgrounds, 7 new environments in the home and yard, 7 different tastes, etc. This period is thought to be critical in the puppy’s development. A good breeder will expose the puppies carefully, so as to not risk bringing in infectious diseases. Families want a happy, confident puppy that is well adjusted.

  • Accessibility

A good breeder will always be accessible to you for the life of the dog.  They will be there to support you even if a problem arises and he/she will stand by their contract and be happy to do so!


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Phone - 413-893-9012 or 413-455-4374

Address - The Monarchy, 21 Shore Drive, Holland, MA, 01521

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