We live close to the Nepean
River, at the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains,
about forty five minutes west of Sydney, New South Wales,
After 25 years,
EDENRIDGE HAS MOVED
to a lovely, picturesque part of the Hunter Valley. From the
end of November 2015, our new home is on 5 beautiful
acres in Paxton, New South Wales, which is about 2 hours
north of Sydney, 20 minutes
from the centre of Wine Country and 12 minutes from
Edenridge Cavaliers was first
established in 1992, although I didnít begin showing until
some years later.
My first cavaliers were two
Gaycrest Eboni Mist (Emma) and Elfking Dearie Me
(Sofie). They were beautiful girls and although not 'show
dogs', they gave me many years of devoted companionship and
with them began my passion for this wonderful breed.
In June 1998, I purchased my
first show puppy, a beautiful black/tan from the Corbiere
Kennels in Queensland. Corbiere Black Magique
(Bridie) and I had a lot of fun discovering the world of
showing before she grew a little too big so then retired to
From her first litter I kept Edenridge Shirazz
(Shirazz), a very sweet ruby girl who, with her mum, enjoyed
life as our pampered pet. Sadly, our lovely Razz passed away in her sleep on 28th August
2009. We still miss her every day.... :-(((((
On 10th December 2011, my
precious Bridie joined her daughter Shirazz at Rainbow
Bridge. :-(( Bridie
Grandmother, and Shirazz, Grandmother, to my first
Edenridge Desert Storm (Storm), who retired in October
2010 and now lives in the
Storm's leaving left a huge void at Edenridge
and in my heart,
which really needed
filling.........so enters Kymyisha So Sinful (Chase)!
No other dog could possibly take Storm's place but I was so
thrilled to have Chase as part of our family and breeding
program. Chase matured into a really beautiful boy with a
very sweet, gentle disposition; very eager to please and he settled in well at Edenridge.
Chase has given me two lovely girls to go on with and is now
living a very comfortable retirement in South Australia.
(Lunar)I, in my eyes, was breathtaking! She had a slow start
to life but matured into an exquisite girl! She began her show career
taking 2nd place in the Baby Puppy class out of 12 entries
at the Cavalier Specialty Show in April 2009.....her first
show so a lovely beginning and adding to that, at the
Cavalier Specialty Show in September 2009, under UK judge,
Lynda Read, Lunar took out Best Opposite Sex Minor Puppy in
Show!!! Just a couple more of her wins being Best Of
Breed and Junior In Show at the 4P's All Toy Dog Club show
in November 2009 and Best Of Breed at the Children's Cancer
Charity Show in November 2010!
11 September 2011 -
Lunar takes out Bitch Challenge at the Cavalier Specialty
Show under UK judge Mr Robert Payne!!! Mr Payne is
very much involved in breeding and exhibiting
in England so an Edenridge cavalier doing this well under a wholecolour breed
specialist was thrilling to say the least!!!
2011........EDENRIDGE LUNAR ECLIPSE ATTAINS HER AUSTRALIAN
We are very proud to now have 6 homebred champions from
very limited showing.
April 2014 My beautiful
Lunar is now retired from showing and breeding and has
joined another of my girls, Ripley, to live the rest of
her days in luxury; being spoilt by their lovely family who
live in Nowra. I miss her terribly but she deserves to
have the best life has to offer. She has blessed me with a
beautiful daughter, Toiya (Edenridge Storm In A Teacup),
to carry on her legacy to Edenridge. :-))
Edenridge Naughty But Nice (Darci), daughter of Chase
and the very sweet Chevalove Mystic Dream (Nikki).
Darci is a lovely black & tan girl with a very
affectionate nature and is extremely
pretty. Darci wasn't overly keen on the show ring so she
retired to stay home and be a 'pet' with the occasional
maternal duties. :-))
Edenridge Original Sin (Chanel)
is another Chase daughter with Koko (Edenridge Secret
Kisses) being her mother. Chanel is every bit as pretty
as her big sister, Darci and looks set to inherit her mothers
absolute 'joie de vivre'!!! She is very pretty and extremely
outgoing as well as being a true little sweetheart. Daddy's
pet name for her is 'Littl'un'. :-))
Sept 2013 Darci now
resides with my very dear friends, Nicole and Michael, along with her beautiful half sister, Chanel.
They are their very
spoilt furchildren as well as both becoming therapy dogs
with the Nepean Therapy Dogs Association; a career change
they are both enjoying
Raven (Edenridge More
Than A Memory) is so lovely. She lived for some time
with my close friend, Robyn Morgan (Morganlea Cavaliers)
but has recently returned home and she is just beautiful in
every way. Raven is a very sweet natured black & tan girl
sired by Morganlea Cavaliers, Dickon (Barakah Candle In
The Dark). Her mother is Memo (Elvyne Remember Me).
Angel (Edenridge Kissed
By An Angel) is just what her name states! She has such a
lovely disposition and is so easy to love. A very sweet,
gentle ruby girl who loves nothing more than to be snuggled
in for lots of cuddles. She is daughter to Chevalove
Mystic Dream and Barakah Candle In The Dark. Our
beautiful Angel is now living the life with my very dear
friends, Robin and John.
Since 1998, we have bred
and exhibited only Wholecolours but in July 2012 I brought
home the tiniest, scrawniest, most pathetic and weak little
3 week old blenheim puppy I have ever seen! He had a very
slow start and it appeared to both his breeder and myself that his little life was going to
slip away. I couldn't bear to see that happen, so I took up
the challenge to see whether I could save him............AND
I DID!!! :-))) His breeder very kindly allowed me to keep
Ollie once it was realised that he was going to survive.
Ollie is such a delight to
me and he hardly ever leaves my side. He is my constant
companion day and night! He is loaded with personality plus
and has a temperament to die for!! What a sad world this
would have been without him in it! Please visit the boys
page to meet our exceptional boy, Ollie (Elfking
Against All Odds). He has the biggest most beautiful dark
eyes I have ever seen!!! My heart overfloweth. :-))) Ollie
has begun his show career already being awarded Best Baby of
Breed at two shows. After a tough beginning, I think this
little man is going to do very well! :-
Ollie's most recent show
wins include a Minor Puppy In Group, Minor Puppy In Show and
Reserve Dog Challenge!!! How far he has come from the
pathetic little mite he was when he arrived at Edenridge.
Ollie continues to shine in
the show ring with multiple Best Of Breeds and Class in
Group and Class in Show wins!! He was awarded
Best Junior In Show
at our September 2013 Cavalier Specialty Show!!!
Ollie is still larger than life at 8 1/2 years and loves the
country life! He loves nothing more than helping us out on the
property, whether it be watching dad chopping wood or me
mending fences. What a life he has and so loved!
Our gorgeous little Zahli (Edenridge Cool N Classy)
is a very pretty black & tan daughter to our lovely Darci
(Edenridge Naughty But Nice) and
Leo (Pabianpark Paparazzi). I had the pleasure of co
owning this exceptional boy with Robyn Morgan (Morganlea
Cavaliers). He is the
whole package; stunning looks and brilliant personality. A
real little showman who endears himself to all who meet him!
In June 2014 our beautiful Zahli
joined her mum, Darci and Aunty Chanel to become part of Michael & Nicole Celeban's
family. She settled in as if she had been with them her
whole life and has taken to Pets As Therapy work like a duck
to water. I am so grateful to my wonderful friends for providing my
girls with such a loving home filled with fun, stimulation
and lots of love. :-))) Our lovely Raven has also joined
Michael & Nicole's fabulous fur family! Four Edenridge girls
all doing a wonderful job enriching the lives of all who
Toiya (Edenridge Storm
In A Teacup) is an exciting
surprise for me. Her dam is Lunar (Aust Ch Edenridge
Lunar Eclipse) and sire is the very handsome tricolour
boy, Danny (Cavndale
Kinder Surprise). Toiya started out a bit of an ugly
duckling but she has quickly transformed into a graceful
swan! :-) At her first two shows she was awarded Best Baby
Puppy Of Breed up against a big class of 5 other puppies so
I am a very proud mum!
A new and exciting addition
to our fur family is Vienna (Elfking Miss Molly Tudor).
Vienna is an extremely pretty and very dainty tricolour. I
have always loved tricolours and have wanted another ever
since my first girls left for Rainbow Bridge. Now I have her
and she is exquisite!!!
2019 Our Divine Miss V now lives the life with our lovely
friends Jenny and Steve; very much loved and spoiled rotten as
she should be.
Pictured here from back left
are Zahli, Chanel, Darci and Raven owned and loved by my
dear friends, Nicole
Front row are Ladybelle,
Tinkerbelle and Angel owned and loved by my very good friends,
Paula & TJ. Angel has since moved in with my lovely
friends, Robin and John. All of these Edenridge kids are therapy dogs
with the Nepean Therapy Dogs in Penrith. Needless to say, I
am very proud of them and their owners for their tireless
work (all volunteered) plus all the love, smiles and joy
they bring to so many people.
I am very excited about our Floyd (Edenridge Dark Side Of The Moon).
This puppy is just one of a litter of 7 that were all as
beautiful as the next. I am very proud to say that 6 of the
7 puppies are in show homes and those who have already
entered the ring are all doing very well so far with Audrey
(Edenridge Sweet but Sassy) already attaining her
Australian Championship. Floyd's
latest win (in March 2014) was
Best Baby In Group! He
is an amazing puppy and I can tell he is going to go far!
His parents are the beautiful Darci (Edenridge Naughty
But Nice) and Angus (Supreme Ch Belljari Chasing The Sun),
owned and loved by Belinda Wright (Belljari) and Philippa
WELL, what an amazing
boy! Floyd gained his Australian Championship in true style
on 2nd July 2016 (after being campaigned for only a few
months) with not only CHALLENGE DOG, but also BEST OF
BREED..............................then went on to win BEST
One of our newest family members is
Madonna (Edenridge Strike A Pose), from my first ever
full blenheim litter. Madonna is very pretty and extremely
sweet. Not sure she's got the 'attitude' needed for the show
ring but she certainly has the looks!! A lovely combination
of her parents, Ollie (Elfking Against All Odds) and
Lucy (Elfking House Of Tudor).
Her half sister, Gabi, is
to die for! Stunning looks and wonderfully exuberant nature
makes her the full package. Gabi is sired by my brat child,
Ollie (Elfking Against All Odds) and mum is Nicole's lovely Zahli
(Edenridge Cool N Classy). Gabi has been shown only
once, at the 2015 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Specialty
Show and was awarded 5th place out of a class of 10 (from
memory). I look forward to continuing her campaign in 2016.
Quite a few of our
faces have left us in recent years to enjoy the rest of
their lives as very much loved family members with dear
friends of ours and others have also joined our family since the beginning of 2016. Check them
out on the GIRLS and BOYS pages!!
It is unfortunate and very
sad that this lovely breed is prone to some serious health
problems but a high percentage of breeders, including
myself, are doing what they can to reduce and hopefully one
day eliminate some or all of them. It is something that will
take many years but it is at least a start with the health
testing options we now have available to us.
For me, I am very excited
with all the health testing now available for Cavaliers. All
my dogs of breeding age are heart and eye tested, as well as DNA tested for Episodic Falling and Curly Coat
Dry Eye Syndrome.
Latest Health Testing -
Jac (Konavan In With A Chance) scanned clear for
Outside stud dogs I am
using also have these health credentials and wherever
possible I use dogs that have been
MRI scanned clear for Syringomyelia (SM). It is a great step forward
in the overall plan of improving the health of our lovely
Some of my dogs had the
opportunity to be a part of Dr Harry Cooper's
segment on Better Homes and Gardens in April 2013. He brought together
some of Australia's most popular dog breeds to help
Kerrie-Anne Kennelly choose a new dog to join her family.
My special boy, Ollie and
little Zahli appeared on the show along
with two other Edenridge dogs, Rosey and Bella, owned and
loved by my friend Wendy Richards (Richmore Cavaliers).
A fun day was had by all
involved and I must say I was very impressed by what a
complete gentleman Harry Cooper is. He offered to help us
with all our
gear and obligingly lugged our bags and chairs up the hill to the
filming site for us! :-)))
Over the years I have had a
number of Cavaliers come and go, all of them very special in
their own way. I do hope you enjoy meeting them & us on your
journey through my website.
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