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Puppy Blog

Welcome to Foxglove Farm, I love to write about our beautiful Cavachons. You may also find puppy training tips, product reviews, and a few good stories.

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Holly Says Hi Mama Terry!

Terry Cross

Cavachon "Holly" From Foxglove Farm

Hi Mama Terry!
Do you remember me???  I am such a good girl and Mommy and Daddy are crazy about me.  We thought you would like to see me in my super scary witch costume.  Nobody seems to be afraid but I do get extra pats and cookies.
Hugs and Kisses,
Holly Judy

Barley's A Bit Of A Comical Creature!

Terry Cross

Foxglove Farm Barley

Foxglove Farm 2014 Alumni
Barley is being himself for Halloween - a real clown!  Life with Barley just gets better and better every day. He is so smart and learns very quickly. Wish he had a brother or sisterto play with.

Thank you Terry for our priceless baby.

Debra Baars

Cavachon Review

Terry Cross

Cavachons

Hi Terry,

I’m not sure if you remember me or my 2 wonderful pups that I have been blessed with. I thank God every day that I found your website. Jack will be 7 next week and Rosebud was 6 in April. They are the love of my life, I have spoiled them rotten, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I can’t thank you enough for breeding such wonderful puppies.

God Bless,

Brenda Davis

Cavachon Review

Terry Cross

Cavachon Reivew

Dear Terry

Cavachon sable and white puppy

I thought of you the other day as I posted this photograph on my Instagram for National Dog Day.. Harley (6) Lola (5) and Lily (3) fill our house with such joy each and every day. Also Lola when we first got her and the bottom right is Lily when we first got her.

Once again we have struck gold with your puppies.

Hugs All Around,

Cavachon review

Katherine 

Puppy Bliss

Terry Cross

Cavapoo by Foxglove Farm with girl

I get the most amazing mail from my puppy people.

Everyday my Inbox is filled  with images like this one of Ragnar (yes, he's named after a Viking warrior) and his proud owner Hannah, it's a selfie taken just to show how precious a Viking warrior can be.

Or this letter, from Breanna in Massachusetts, her family are the soon to be proud owners of our sweet Paper Moon, one of the most darling Cavapoo babies you'll ever meet. 

"Hi Terry!

It definitely feels like Christmas Eve here, with all of the kids in brand-new pajamas, the lights twinkling on the tree, and the packages begging to be opened. We can't wait to have PM here! We had the most fun dinner conversation, throwing around names and thinking about how Sweet Briar, Janey, and Kelley & she will all be together. I'll let you know if she develops a Boston accent over time, and bahks rather than barks. : ) 

Yes, we're beyond happy.

Thank you again so much. What a joyful time.

Gratefully,

Breanna

I have the most amazing puppy people, what fun to be part of bringing such puppy bliss to this family.

 I can't wait till Paper Moon makes her entrance, I bet I'll hear the joyful celebration all the way back here in Ohio.

"Ragnar"

Terry Cross

Cavapoo by Foxglove Farm with family

 

Everything is going great!  I think Orange Crush or 'Ragnar' as we now call him has been loved and spoiled to pieces.  He is named after my sons favorite viking warrior.  Seems appropriate don't you think?  (Not)  Ha Ha.    Our cat is not a fan, but she tolerates him.  Luckily Ragnar does not persist when she hisses, and he just leaves her alone.  (;  We are very new to the puppy training thing, and I am trying my hardest to make sure I am doing everything just right.  Your blog his very helpful, and I also ordered the book you suggested.  I have a lot to learn!  He is sitting on my lap right now.  He truly is the sweetest thing.  

"Thank you Thank you Thank you for MAKING me buy a puppy!"

Terry Cross

Little girls with Cavachon puppy
I love what I do,,, really and truly, how amazing is it to meet a family in Columbus at the airport with a little Cavachon bundle of puppy joy, to be part of an amazing surprise for two of the most adorable little girls, to see those precious smiles...

I receive letters in my Inbox almost daily from past Puppy People, pictures at Christmas of silly funny furry all grown up now Cavachons, my babies, now dressed in Santa's outfits, wearing reindeer antlers.  Summer photos of my "kids" swimming in the pool, standing with ears flying in the wind, wearing a doggie life preserver, out on the bow of the family boat.

Or letters like this one that bring tears to my eyes, and make the occasional anti-dog breeder missive I get lose a bit of it's sting.

"Hi Terry,

It's funny how you end up at certain places in your life. I saw a video on-line of a Cavachon puppy and wondered, "What is a Cavachon?" I hadn't heard of the breed, so I googled it. It took me the Foxglove Designer Puppies website. After reading a bit about them, I clicked on the "Available Puppies" tab and there she was. This adorable little face that just spoke to me through the screen. I knew I just had to have her. I started working on my husband, who DID not want another dog (we had 2 boxers at the time). I finally won his approval and we went to get her. 

Now here's the funny part, instantly my husband took to her and fell head-over-heals in love with her. We both did. But, who wouldn't. She is unlike any other dog I have ever known. She has it all. She let's you hold her like a baby and will actually sleep this way, her tail wags non-stop (even in her sleep at times), she's wicked smart and was potty trained and learned all of her tricks almost immediately. But what I love most are her endearing eyes that is a gateway to her warm and loving personality. 

Tri-Color Foxglove Cavachon

Looking back over the past 2-1/2 years, she has enriched and enhanced our lives so immensely. I can't imagine our lives without her. She IS our four-legged daughter. She goes to work with us each day, travels on the plane with us when we go to our Florida home, and everything in between. We adore her!

I used to think we got soooooo lucky (which I still believe), but my parents now have Callie's cousin and he is proving that it's not just Callie, there is something very special about the breed and about the way Foxglove handles these precious little bundles before they find their forever home.

So, thank you Terry! We are blessed!"

Ruth & Jeff Hague

So what in the world you ask my dearest of Puppy People, is that title blurb about MAKING someone buy a puppy???  That my dear friends will require that you take a little journey over to my Agatha's Apothecary Blog where I'm celebrating "National Dog Day" (even I was taken aback at that one lol!) To read the REST of the story  Click Here and scroll down the page to the Blog section : )
 

Puppy Personality Puzzles Or The Puppy Scout Personified

Terry Cross

 A puppy scout in the making!

A puppy scout in the making!

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One of my favorite things is matching families with the puppy that best fits their home and lifestyle.  As I watch each new litter of puppy babies begin to mature and grow, I watch for clues to see what each puppy's personality is developing like, subtle and not so subtle clues are sprinkled through each day.
Here's a little puppy drama that was simply bursting with signs that a dog breeder should be on the watch for, little helps to show what baby should go to which particular home, the home that will help him or her bloom into a lovely adult companion.  The rather forlorn little girl puppy in the playpen pictured above was working on her crate training.  Much to her dismay, the other puppies were romping just within view, she was unhappy and it wasn't long before another of her littermates, a little boy puppy with a very soft nature came trotting over to see what the problem was.
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This sweetly sympathetic little guy was soon doing his best to entertain his baby sister, see how he lies down close enough to engage her in a game, the rest of the puppies were off exploring but he was quite content to play and calm enough to settle happily.
Cavachon puppies at play
Other clues where bouncing across the grass, enjoying the early hint of Fall in the air.  This little character, brave and confident though the smallest in the litter, decided a walk to the far reaches of his small world was in order.
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Even content to be on his own away from his siblings, he'll be a upstanding little canine citizen, showing a pleasing amount of confidence for such a youngster, he'll make a tiny pocket sized watch dog I'm sure!
Sable & Tri-Color Cavachon puppies
Ahhh, but sometimes even in the midst of such scientific pondering one must simply have lie down in the cool grass and enjoy a beautiful late summer day with a furry little friend and leave the musings for another time!