Dutch gets his first points in Albany and Lewiston

Dutch (Van-Mar N Kazuri Brewin’ Up Trouble) had a couple of great weekends at both Albany and Lewiston.

At Albany, on Friday he went Winners Dog/Best of Winners/Best of Variety under judge Mr Douglas Johnson. On Saturday he went Winners Dog under judge Mrs Cindy Vogels.

In Lewiston on Friday he went Winners Dog/Best of winners for a 5 point major under judge Mr Jerry M Watson. On Saturday he went winners dog for a 3 point major under judge Mrs Vicki L Abbott.

Dutch has just turned 9 months old this week and has a lot of maturing left to do, but we are proud of him. He has 10 points with both majors under his belt.

Dutch was bred by, and is co-owned by Chelsea Metteer and myself (Sarah Sweetman).Thank you to all the judges that found our boy. And thank you to Sarah Smith-Falkner for caring for Dutch and showing him. Chels is about to go on maternity leave and I was travelling and so couldn’t take him to these shows.

Daisy gets her first points in Lewiston ID

Miss Daisy, Dutch’s “little sister” (only ’cause she is a 13) had a good weekend too in Lewiston (she didnt go to Albany).

While there weren’t as many points to be won in 13s, Daisy (Kazuri N Van-Mar Oops A Daisy Here Comes Trouble) walked away with 3 x Winners B and 3 x Best of Variety wins in Lewiston under judges Mrs Vicki L Abbott, Mrs Pamela B Peat and Mr David J Peat.

Thank you to them for awarding our little lady. Not too bad for her 2nd weekend in the ring. Thank you again to Sarah Smith-Falker for presenting her so beautifully this weekend. Thank you also to the Chamberlin family for looking after Daisy so well and allowing her to go for these weekend trips so she can work on her CH title – we appreciate your support so much. I was travelling and so couldn’t take her to these shows myself.

Nick remains #1 15 inch beagle

The stats are out and we are so thrilled that Nick is still the #1 15 inch beagle in the USA for both Breed and All Breed points.

He is the #5 Hound.

We are so very honored to be counted amongst such beautiful competition both in our own breed and in the hound group.

Nick is MBIS MBISS MRIS GCHG Kazuri’s All I Want For Christmas CGC TKN.

He is bred by and co-owned by Sarah Sweetman, Mike and Karen Kurtzner and exclusively handled by Mike.

Nick is clear of F7, MLS, NCCD, CAT, POAG as well as testing Neg for Laflora. He passed CERF eye and his Echo for his heart. He has an OFA Excellent Hip rating.

We are so thankful to all the judges who have found Nick and awarded him over the last year. We appreciate the support for our team so much.

Thank you also to the amazing team at the The Canine Chronicle for this wonderful Ad published in the March edition.

An open letter to my cavalier waitlist…

I thought I would send out an update, as the last 12 months have been trying for me to say the least. 

I believe in transparency and honesty and so that is why I am sending out this letter as a public announcement of sorts – this is why I am not taking any cavalier waitlist names at this time, nor for the forseeable future.

Over the last 12 months, I have tried to breed a couple of girls.  I have been fortunate enough that Charlotte got pregnant twice – once with a litter of 4 and once with a litter of 3. 

However, I also bred 3 of my other girls (Phoenix, Chloe and Nellie).  None of these pregnancies took – well one of them took and it resulted in a miscarriage, and the other 2 just didn’t fall pregnant. 

On top of that, one of the girls that I have been waiting for (Summer), to come of age, so I could breed her for the first time failed a health test.  As an ethical breeder I have taken her out of my breeding program and she will be spayed soon.  It is a huge loss as you can imagine.    

Due to my small litters, missed pregnancies my waitlist has not really moved since 2020.  It makes me incredibly sad to think where I had hoped I would be right now, and the amazing families I had hoped to give a puppy to, and that not to have come to fruition.

So, why am I telling you this? 

It’s because I truly don’t know when I would be able to give you a puppy if i took your name at this time.  At this time I don’t have any girls I can breed in the near future, and so I think the best bet would be to talk to other ethical breeders.  

Please know this is very very difficult for me to say ☹  I do not take this lightly. 

I am extremely sorry about all of this.  My heart is pretty broken that this is how things are going right now.  Obviously much of this is out of my control, but I am still sorry.

If you are still looking, I would contact:

Alisha from Lockestar cavaliers

Kathi from Kendallkastle

Dawn from Legacy

Heidi from Covington

Sharon Macy from Rhoyal (if you are after a whole color)

Kym from Sweet Gold

Rick and Penelope from Pensrick

I wish you all the best in your quest to find your perfect furry companion.

xo Sarah xo

Back to back Best In Show

What a weekend to remember for Nick

At the Pensacola Florida shows, Nick wins Back to Back Best In Shows for his 6th and 7th BIS wins.

On Saturday we are thankful to judges Mrs Vikki L Abbot for the Variety win, to judge Ms. Jocelyne Gagne for the Hound group win and to judge Mr Gary L Anderson for the Best In Show.

On Sunday we are thankful to judge Mr Gary L Anderson for the Hound Group win and to judge Ms. Jocelyne Gagne for the Variety win and his Best In Show win.

Nick is MBIS MBISS MRBIS GCHG Kazuri’s All I Want For Christmas CGC TKN. The USA #1 15 inch beagle (Breed and All Breed) and #2 Hound.

He was bred by and is co-owned by Sarah Sweetman (Kazuri) and Mike and Karen Kurtzner.

Charlotte’s cavalier pups turn 10 weeks

I love these pups so much. These are bold and bright and so much fun. It has been my pleasure to be their breeder and raise them. The first one is going to his new home and so I needed to run up to the studio for my favorite photos on my blue chair.

Enjoy the photos this week




Thank you so much for your interest in my puppies – at this stage I am not taking any new enquiries for cavalier puppies as my waitlist is full. Thank you for understanding.

The final pictures of Vixen’s Beagle pups

*Sob* – this is the final post I will be doing of these precious little ones as they will start going to their new homes. I will be keeping close tabs on them of course, but it is always bittersweet to say goodbye. It has been so special to raise these precious little babies.

Cinnamon is now going to be called Willow – Kazuri’s Cover Me In Sunshine. I will co-own her with Maria from Starfall Samoyds.

Nutmeg (yet to be named) will be moving to live with his 1/2 brother with the Miller family

Ginger is now known as Crosby – Kazuri’s Answered Prayer and will be living with his mother Vixen who is retiring and the Neuenschwander family in Oregon

Clove who is staying at Kazuri and his now going to be called Aspen – Kazuri’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.

The cavalier babies venture outside.

The cavalier babies are big enough to go outside, but it has been a bit cold and rainy. Today we had a break in the rain and so we took them outside for their first garden adventure.

They had a lot of fun and especially enjoyed being with the other big dogs but only lasted about 30 minutes before they were shivering and cold so we took them back inside. But all in all it was a successful adventure.

I love these little pumpkins and watching them grow and explore. It’s hard to believe they are 5 weeks old already.

Thank you for your interest in my breeding program. We have an existing waitlist and so these puppies will be spoken for. If you want to be considered for future puppies, please visit my “Puppy page” for details.

Indoor playtime for the Beagle pups

The beagle pups are 7 weeks old today. The weather in the PNW is wet wet wet and so we can’t always go outside right now – but there is always room to play inside in the living room. So – today I took some photos of them playing in our living room. Enjoy <3

Thank you for your interest in my breeding program. We have an existing waitlist and so these puppies will be spoken for. If you want to be considered for future puppies, please visit my “Puppy page” for details.

Vixen’s beagle babies play outdoors

Is there anything cuter than beagle pups at play? I think not. It has been cold and snowy and then rainy and so the babies haven’t had a ton of outdoor playtime. So – when we had a break in the weather today, we made the most of it with a lovely romp in the garden. I love how bold and happy the babies are as they play with the adults. These pups are so confident. These photos are in lieu of their 6 week old photos – I wasn’t able to take the photos as I had COVID and was too tired to take them. I think they are pretty cute regardless – don’t you agree?

Thank you for your interest in my breeding program. We have an existing waitlist and so these puppies will be spoken for. If you want to be considered for future puppies, please visit my “Puppy page” for details.

Beagles and Cavalier King Charles Dogs