About Us

Atomicus Cavaliers (Est. 2014) began after bringing home our first show girl, Taylor. I feel very fortunate that her breeders trusted her with me, as she has brought me much joy, and definitely rules the house. She is now joined by her daughter Luna, and I am excited to show both of these beautiful girls and to see them reach their potential.

As a vet, health is a big priority to me - as it is to all responsible breeders. I make sure all my Cavaliers are heart tested for Mitral Valve Degeneration (MVD) and eye tested for all congenital and hereditary diseases by respective cardiology and ophthalmology specialists. I also DNA test for Curly Coat Dry Eye Syndrome and Episodic Falling Syndrome. Only dogs that pass their health tests, including general health checks, are considered for breeding. Health results are provided on this website under the dog profiles.

I aim to breed quality dogs that meet the breed standard, with excellent health and will excel both in the show ring as well as family pets. My interest is in parti colours (Blenheim and Tri-colours).

Eleanor with Taylor and Luna

About Cavaliers

History of the Breed

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel of today is the direct descendant of the small Toy Spaniels seen in so many of the pictures of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

Young King Charles II of England with his spaniel
Anthony van Dyck [Public domain]

After losing popularity for a period, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was recognised as a separate breed by the UK Kennel Club in 1945 and regained popularity from that point, becoming one of the most popular small dogs today.
Learn more about the history of the breed here.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Przemysław Jahr

Breed Standard

© American Kennel Club

Breed Health Concerns

No breed of dog is immune to health problems. Cavaliers are no exception. As breeders we aim to keep, and only breed, the highest quality dogs to produce happy, healthy puppies. Before any dog is bred, they should undergo appropriate testing by specialist veterinarians. Atomicus Cavaliers Heart and Eye check all dogs and DNA test for Curly Coat/Dry Eye and Episodic Falling, in addition to a comprehensive general health test to ensure quality and healthy puppies.

In Australia, the main health concerns for cavaliers are:

  • Mitral Valve Defect (MVD)

  • Multi-focal Retinal Dysplasia
  • Congenital Hereditary Cateracts (early onset)
  • Hereditary Cataracts (late onset)
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye)

Our Cavaliers


Jehannah Wild Flower


Date of Birth 19 Jan. 2014
Bred by S & L Mcleod-Robertson (Jehannah Cavaliers)
Owned by E Cunningham and S & L Mcleod-Robertson

Taylor joined our family in March 2014. She is fearless, affectionate and extremely playful. We have big plans for Taylor in the show ring and are very excited to be campaigning her this year. Read more on our blog...


Atomicus Cresent Moon


Date of Birth 4 Jul. 2016
Bred by E Cunningham (Atomicus Cavaliers)
Owned by E Cunningham

We are very excited to keep our girl 'Luna', from our first litter, to join our show team. I can't wait to show her in 2017.


We strive to breed healthy, quality puppies that excel in the show ring and in pet homes. However, we only breed to improve our lines and do not have many litters. All our puppies are bred to the highest standard, regardless of whether they are destined for show rings or living rooms. Our dogs are all health tested before breeding and their results can be viewed on our dog profiles. We socialise our puppies from day one, to develop confident, fearless and happy dogs.

We match our puppies to their new owners. This is to ensure that the most suitable puppy goes to the most suitable home. We endeavor to meet your preferences (male/female or blenheim/tri-colour) which means you may need to wait for the next litter where required. We encourage new owners to visit the puppies, as they grow, before taking them home. This helps build a bond between puppy and owner and reduces the stress of relocating.

Eleanor with Taylor and her puppies

All our puppies are vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and registered with Dogs Qld. Each puppy is well handled and exposed to many different animals and noises before leaving our care. Every puppy comes with a puppy pack that includes: health record, pedigree, copy of parent's health test results, comfort toy, sample of puppy food, and information booklet for your new pup.

Available puppies are offered to approved families. Most of our puppies are available on a limited register (with a no-breeding/showing contract). On occasion, we may have exceptional puppies available on main register (on a co-ownership agreement).

To express interest in a puppy, please fill out the contact form below.

Taylor (top) and Luna (bottom) as puppies

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