(and sometimes young adults)


I've had occasional trouble getting email from this site.  If you have any trouble, please send email directly to rneumeie@gmail.com and that should work!

ALSO:  Want to see how puppies turn out as they grow up?  'Cause it's interesting to see how they grow and change.

PLUS:  Curious about what it's like to breed a litter?  Here's my take on the experience.


An Anara Puppy Comes With:

Dual registry with the CKCSC and AKC.

A microchip registration form -- Anara puppies are generally microchipped before they are sold.

Copies of relevant health certificates for the parents.

A vaccination record.

A guarantee covering the puppy's heart and hips.

A detailed handout on housetraining, plus a handout of general tips about Cavalier puppies.

A money-back return clause in case you find after purchase that the puppy isn't working out for you.

And an offer to reimburse you for routine heart and eye checks on your puppy, as long as I have related dogs in my breeding program -- I always want to know about health issues if any occur


Anara Lavender Rose

AKC Ch. Anara Honeysuckle Rose RN RA x AKC and CKCSC Ch Fox Creek Here Me Roar





If you are interested in an Anara puppy (or young adult), then --


Please write a real email.  Tell me your name, plus a little bit about yourself and your family and your past and current pets and why your family would be a good fit for a Cavalier -- just tell me something more than that you are looking for a puppy.  Cavalier puppies are suitable for many, many homes, but they are not suitable for every single home!  And besides that, every specific puppy is suitable only for some good homes.  I need to know enough about you to make sure that your home is actually a good fit for a puppy and make a reasonable guess about which individual puppy would be a good fit for your home.

BTW, if you are looking for a quality, healthy, pretty Cavalier for a pet, I really urge you to think hard about whether you HAVE to have a female.  And I know everybody's got their color preferences, and yes of course you want a puppy you will enjoy looking at -- I don't personally like freckles, for example, so honestly I do understand preferences for color and markings.  But if you are flexible about color and sex, it is a LOT easier to get a really nice puppy. 

My bet is that if you buy a puppy, you will never regret making health and sound structure and a nice personality your priorities and letting color and sex come later in your list of criteria.  I promise you, no matter what color is your favorite, when a puppy of some other color crawls into your lap, you will be charmed by that puppy in nothing flat.






I am looking for the perfect home for one adult Cavalier. This is Chloe, four years old. Check her out below and also on The Girls page.


IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PUPPY:   I probably will have no more than one or two puppies available at most. Check out the possibilities below.


I bred my lovely Kimmie in mid-May 2019. Kimmie is due July 12th 2019. But she is probably carrying only one puppy. If male, this puppy will probably be available as a pet. If female, more than likely not. But contact me to check, as a female puppy might be available if she develops some cosmetic failing that makes her unsuitable for the show ring.


Kimmie -- Anara Kimberlyn Rose, RN

AKC Ch Anara Honeysuckle Rose RN RA x AKC and CKCSC Ch Fox Creek Hear Me Roar

Wizard -- AKC GCh Snowbird Wicked Good Wizard

Turretbank Magic Spell x Willowyn Surprise Me




Kimmie cleared her heart and eyes in the spring of 2019. Her parents are both heart clear. Scroll down to see her parents and read about them.

Kim is the sweetest, gentlest Cavalier I've ever bred or owned, though she also has super-intense prey drive and finds doves, sparrows, butterflies, bumblebees, and everything else that flies highly exciting. When not distracted by flying creatures, she is attentive and easily earned her first Rally title when she was a puppy. Her structure and movement are excellent. She is small and very feminine, weighing just fourteen pounds.

Kimmie won her first championship point as an eight-month-old puppy when well-known judge Steve Keating put her up for Best of Opposite Sex, jumping her over two grand champion girls to take home that ribbon and the point. She went on to pick up eight more points in eight straight shows; she should rather easily win majors and finish her championship if I can only find shows where enough Cavaliers are showing to make a major! Her brother is doing even better than she is in the show ring and her younger full sister is also doing well.

Wizard cleared his heart and eye checks in March 2019. He's a glamorous boy, not too big, with very nice structure. He is a 'silver' Grand Champion. As you can see from his picture above, he's a black-and-tan dog. From his past breeding history, he is carrying the allele for broken color, so a puppies from this cross could be any color.

I hope Kimmie will give me exceptionally lovely puppies -- plural -- at some point. Right now I'm just hoping for one spectacular puppy, preferably a girl.


I also bred Chloe at the same time. Really the same time; she is due on the same day as Kimmie, July 12th. Unfortunately, Chloe is also carrying only one puppy. As above, if the puppy is male, he will be available as a pet. If female, probably not.

Because this is the third time I've bred Chloe and she's missed twice and conceived only one puppy this time, my feeling is that she really cannot be expected to conceive in the future. I expect to have a spay/c-section and then make her available as a pet. If interested in a beautiful, delightful young adult Cavalier with plenty of pizzazz, read about her here and on The Girls page. Chloe is available only to a home that is really suited to her individual personality, so do read about her before contacting me.


Chloe -- Fox Creek Demeter, RN

Kinvaar La Esperanto x AKC and CKCSC Ch Chantismere Chandos of Valentyne, JW

Conner -- Anara Konstantine

AKC Ch Anara Honeysuckle Rose RN RA x AKC and CKCSC Ch Fox Creek Hear Me Roar



Chloe is a manic pixie dream girl of a Cavalier. Excitable and intense, she has not been shown in the breed ring and only one weekend in the Rally ring. She did bounce her way to her first title in that weekend, though! Her structure is great. She is super-athletic. Her head is pretty and her eyes are beautiful. She also has extremely dark pigment, a plus in the show world. Chloe has been bred twice without taking, so I'm trying once more with my younger boy and crossing my fingers.

Conner is an extremely handsome youngster who lacks one major for his championship -- hopefully I'll be able to find another show with large enough entries to offer him a chance to win his second major and finish this year. He won his first point by beating his sister for Best of Winners at their first show. His structure is fantastic, though his pigment is a little light. His is Kimmie's littermate. Scroll down to see their parents.

Bred to Conner, I hope Chloe will produce a puppy, preferably female, with tons of glamour, a beautiful head and eyes, a correct bite, and truly exceptional structure. Her puppy will be Blenheim as both parents are Blenheim.





Previous litters: 2017


Kimmie and Conner are littermates from a fantastic 2017 litter. Their mother, Honey, AKC Ch. Anara Honeysuckle Rose RN RA, was bred to CKCSC and AKC Ch. Fox Creek Hear Me Roar JW (Leo).  Take a look at their puppy pictures below.








From left to right, Girl 1, Girl 2 and Boy.

Girl 1has nicely symmetrical facial markings, always preferable in the show ring.

Girl 2 has somewhat asymmetrical facial markings, with the color coming down farther toward her mouth on the left side of her face.

Boy has a "mustache" mark on the left side of his face, right down by his mouth -- no doubt he got that from Honey, who has a similar face marking.




Boy, now named Conner, shown here at five weeks and at nine weeks. An extremely good looking puppy, with a beautiful head and plenty of bone.

That mustache mark has not slowed Conner down much in the show ring. He did very well in the puppy classes and I hope and expect to finish his championshp soon.

Girl 1, now Kimmie, captured first in a (brief) pensive mood at five weeks and then in a somewhat blurry picture at nine weeks. Her structure is very good. Her face is lovely, her head beautiful.

Kimmie matured beautifully and won Winners Bitch in her first nine straight shows, picking up all her single points easily. Now she needs majors to finish. I hope to finish her shortly.

Girl 2, now Livvie, went to a great pet home where she is the pride and joy of a wonderful eight-year-old boy. She is pictured here at five weeks and then nine weeks. She is a very nice puppy and most likely could have finished her championship despite her asymmetrical face markings, but keeping all three puppies seemed a bit much. Her head is quite pretty; her eyes are beautiful. She is cobbier and heavier than Kimmie, almost as big as her brother, with plenty of bone. Her front is probably better than Kimmie's, though she does fall off a bit in the croup. It was tough deciding which girl to keep, but Kimmie's lovely head and superior facial markings make her a superior show prospect.





Here are Conner and Kimmie, showing off their ribbons after their first AKC show as junior puppies. The only class entries in this small show, I did not expect them to earn championship points, especially at their age. However, Kimmie beat out two Grand Champion bitches for Best of Opposite Sex, thus earning her first point; and then Conner beat Kimmie for Best of Winners, thus also earning his first point. It was a great beginning to their show careers!

They are nearly eight months old in this picture.






Previous Litters



In late 2015, I bred Honey's mother, Ch. Roycroft Kenya Cameroon RN RA, to my glamorous young boy Anara Call Me Ishmael RN RA.  Kenya has been a terrible producer, with very serious premature labor issues.  This was my final attempt to get a really beautiful male puppy from her, and I did get a single living puppy, a male.

However, at just over a year old, it was clear that Jos was not likely to have his father's glamour. Jos moved to a pet home in the summer of 2017.


Kenya Ish








Here's Puppy J at three and a half weeks, surrounded by the stuffed animal buddies that take the place of real siblings.  That llama toy is just right for a newborn puppy to drape itself over, so I always keep it away from older dogs that might destroy it, saving it for singleton puppies.

At this age, Puppy J is just starting to show play behavior, though he is not very steady on his feet yet.

All one can really be sure of at this point is that the puppy has good markings.  I personally prefer more color on the face, but that's just me -- all you really need is symmetry and preferably no obvious freckles.  Freckles often don't appear till the puppy is three months old or more, so there's no way of telling about that yet.




Here is Puppy J, now Anara Justinian (Jos for short) at ten weeks.  No freckles! His markings are just fine. He's a nice puppy structurally, and quite confident and outgoing.





Here is Jos at nearly a year, engaged in a favorite activity -- chasing the broom back into the closet. He's a good youngster -- nice structure and bone and proportions. I don't believe he will match his parents for glamour, though, and he has a white sclera in both eyes. His mother finished her championship with a white sclera in one eye, but I don't expect to show Jos since he has this cosmetic failing in both eyes.

Jos is an independent little cuss and filled with mischief, but also affectionate and eager to WIN THE TREAT. He easily earned his Novice Rally title when he was about seven months old.



Timmy -- AKC and CKCSC Ch Sanickro Enchanter at Heartsong





Previous Litters




2013's Single Puppy



Kenya's puppy from 2013's litter, Honey

Honey at four weeks Honey at eight weeks


Honey was the only surviving puppy from Kenya's litter with Ch Truluv Kiss N Tell at Jayba. 

Kenya won her Graduate Puppy class at the 2011 Indianapolis CKCSC specialty, from the renowned movement-and-structure judge Frank Kane, who said she was "the convincing winner" of the class. She recently won her second AKC major over a large entry of top-quality bitches.  Kenya has finished her Rally Advanced title.

Teddy is the incomparable AKC and CKCSC Ch Truluv Kiss N Tell of Jayba.  Teddy, Gene, Gene's brother DJ, and other Jayba dogs are some of the most beautiful Cavaliers in the country today -- there are plenty of details on the Jayba Cavaliers website.  It just kills me that I only got one puppy from this breeding.


Ch Roycroft Kenya CameroonRN

Ch Truluv Kiss N Tell at Jayba (Teddy)








2012's Puppies



The first dog I bred Kenya to:  AKC and CKCSC Ch Jayba Pucker Up (Gene)




Puppy "G" -- Kenya's only puppy by Gene:



Puppy "G"  is a very nicely marked girl.  She was remarkably well developed for a very early preemie and, after a slow 48 hours to adjust to the real world, took off like a little rocket.  She is shown here at six days old, or the day she should have been born.  She was under four oz at birth, but at the time I took this picture, she was up to 7.25 oz, a perfectly normal weight for a newborn Cavalier.



Seven and a half weeks old and time to take a good hard look at the baby!  Her registered name is now Anara Give Me A Break and her call name is Giedre, which is Lithuanian, btw.  This baby was just AMAZING in the housetraining department.  It's like she just absorbed the idea from the other dogs because she basically never made a mistake.  I wish all puppies could be as clever with that!

Giedre was just an astonishing puppy.  She had excellent markings, ideal proportions, excellent bone, wonderful angulation, great tailset, low-set hocks -- the whole package.  Except her bite was a tight underbite!  (And still is, alas.)  I am hoping very much that this will correct, obviously.  Many underbites do correct in Cavaliers.  But she is just too superb for me to place her out as a pet just yet, regardless of her bite.  I now plan to breed her once, in 2014.  After that, if her bite has not corrected, I may well place her out.

Giedre has a very nice personality, outgoing and confident.  I credit her "big sister" Folly (scroll down to see Folly) for giving her a fine role model to follow.








Grand Champion Closeburn Graham MacInnes


The "F" litter -- Adora's puppies by Graham:


Every puppy conceived had a 75% chance of being ruby and a 25% chance of being blenheim, but as you see, I managed to get one of each.  The little ruby is (yay!) a girl!  !!!   Which is what I wanted from this litter.  The blenheim is a boy. 





Anara Fiddlesticks, now Benji, has gone to his new home, where I am assured he is doted on by all who see him.

Anara Frivolity, called Folly for short, is a wonderful little spitfire . . . can't wait till she's old enough to hit the puppy classes! 




2010's litter


Bree had three puppies May 5th, one tri boy, one tri girl, and one blenheim girl.


This is Myrddin Emrys (Merlin to his friends). 

Merlin got his mother's wonderful temperament, excellent structure, and great movement. 

It's hard not to sound like a used-car salesman when I talk about Merlin.  He has just about the most perfect personality imaginable -- laid back but playful, a lap dog but not too demanding, moderate in energy level, accepting of virtually everything, not a trace of shyness or nervousness.

Merlin's only fault, if you can even call it that, is uneven markings on his body - as you can see, though, the markings on his head are beautifully symmetrical.  He's in a fabulous pet home now, and no doubt still charming everybody he meets.



Here is Eilionoir -- Elli for short.

Elli is the smallest of the puppies, very feminine and sweet.

I really wanted a beautifully marked tri girl from this litter, and look!  Here she is!  Her markings are lovely and symmetrical.  But those freckles on her face are definitely not desirable for a show dog, even though many people personally appreciate freckles on a Cavalier.  And freckles on a tricolor show up so clearly!

So Elli went to a great pet home, where she will be beautiful, sweet, and elegant and no one will mind her freckles.



This is Eibhlin -- Eve for short.  She is only seven weeks here, but this picture shows exactly the body you look for in a show puppy.  A bit long in the body, yes, but angulation to die for, fantastic neck and shoulder, tremendous bone, wonderful topline and tail set.  Just an amazing puppy!

Eve is incredibly active and outgoing.  All three of Bree's puppies were 'born socialized', but Eve takes it a whole order of magnitude farther than her siblings.  Her attitude just screams that SHE is the WINNER.  She doesn't live with me anymore, but she was shown to her International Championship by her new owners!


The father of this litter is such a great dog!  Take a look at Guy and then scroll down to read all about him.



Now, Guy is a pretty special dog, which is the only reason I'd have considered driving all the way to Minneapolis to breed Bree to him, believe me!  He's from Scotland.  His show name is Kinvaar Obsession.  Guy is seven years old and heart clear, but the thing about Guy (besides his beauty!) is the back of his skull.  He's one of the go-to dogs if you're really *serious* about trying to avoid syringomyelia.  He's racking up an impressive record as a producer -- that is, his offspring tend to look really good as far as avoiding SM goes, way better than average.  And he's siring really beautiful offspring, definitely a plus.



2009's single puppy:

Eff's puppy, the sole Anara puppy born in 2009.   This puppy's sire was Sanicro Enchanter at Heartsong, a fabulous dog (Kenya's father, too) but unfortunately, Eff only had the one puppy.



Born 9-22-09, Dara was 11 oz at birth, which I thought was huge until Bree's 12 oz tri girl beat her. 

Here she is three and a half weeks -- with her 'siblings'!  Because she was a single puppy, she needed substitutes to take the place of her littermates.  She still loves her bear!
Dara at three months old.  She turned out to have great structure, but a rather "old-fashioned" style of head -- and freckles, alas.  I finally placed her in a great pet home when she was three, where she now divides her time between sleeping upside down on laps and eradicating the neighborhood chipmunk population.


Dara's daddy --


Timmy.  'Timmy' is CKCSC and AKC Ch Sanickro Enchanter at Heartsong.  (Also Kenya's father, if you recall -- Kenya and Dara are half-sisters through this dog.)   He's just as good as it gets as far as heart quality goes.  Timmy won all kinds of Best in Shows at Cavalier specialties under any number of top breeder-judges.  He is a totally fantastic dog.  He was the top Cavalier in the country in 1999.  It is just luck that I saw Linda Dupuy's ad in the 2009 CKCSC yearbook, because I assumed he was long retired as a stud dog.  But far from being retired, he his still siring puppies just as well as any two-year-old.  Plus because he has offspring that are eight and nine years old, we can also see that his puppies tend to get his outstanding heart quality, too!  As far as Linda knows, he's never sired a puppy with SM -- and since she never sells puppies out of state, she would probably know.

Update:  as of 2014, Timmy is pushing 18 and still going strong.  He is losing strength in the rear, but he is still a cheerful and vigorous old man.  This is the longevity and vigor I am trying to capture in my breeding program.


See Previous Litters here