Mary Colburn-Green

A huge animal lover, Mary Colburn-Green has always had dogs, both purebreds and rescues. She currently lives with five Cavalier King Charles Spaniels that she spoils, writes about, and shows.

In 2017 her charming portrayal of the breed, Cavaliers and Friends: My Two Favorite Things was published by Blue Dragon Publishing in the US. The beautiful, limited-edition, coffee table book was acclaimed by readers and endorsed by organizations devoted to the breed.

Mary considers herself a citizen of the world for her life has been enriched by living and working in many cultures. Holding US and Canadian citizenship, she and her husband of 40 years have split their time during the last decade between homes in Canada, France, and Spain, while also traveling on business. Mary grew up as a US military dependent, studied Cultural Anthropology at UC-Berkeley in California, pursued an MBA, and has owned an international strategic marketing consultancy for 35 years As a result, she has lived in the US, Canada, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Now Mary is dedicating the final chapter of her life to improving the Cavalier breed through writing books, supporting rescue and health-research, and breeding healthy dogs. Many of the 7000 worldwide Cavalier owners and breeders who are “friends” on Facebook contribute photographs and stories for her books.

Mary and her fur babies live in a quaint winemakers’ village in the Languedoc-Roussillon Region of Southern France, an hour north of Spain. They reside in a 200-year old stone wine maker’s house and the adjacent wine “cave” they renovated.

States the author, “The easy-going lifestyle of Southern France not to mention the serenity of our village are good for raising dogs and creative pursuits.”

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Praise for Mary's latest book

I love this book. I keep it on my coffee table. It is beautifully put together, has great information, and it is a pleasure to flip through the pages and see an adorable Cavalier (or two or three) on each page. The book always brings a smile to my face. It would be a great gift for dog lovers and for anyone who appreciates these charming creatures.

- MJ Bray

This is a book for art book connoiseurs...the photographs are amazing but what I loved even more was the author's reason for writing it and how she wove an understanding of the breed and the many facets of Cavaliers from showing to rescue into a fun and easy read. The resource section in the back is very useful. Each of the chapters starts with a wow and ends with a sigh. I can't get enough of this book. I look at it frequently. It's educational, inspirational, international and just plain exceptional. It's my go to for gifting. Two thumbs up. I hope the author writes more about Cavaliers.

 - Constance Green

This book is absolutely beautiful! The stories will move your heart and the photos are breath taking. Any dog lover will fall in love. The author, Mary Green truly captures how special the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed is. This is the best book!!!!

- Natasha

This wonderful book will not disappoint. Any pet owner or non-pet owner, will love flipping through the bright beautiful pages, with it's entertaining captions and colorful pictures. This book depicts the pure essence, that is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and if you don't own a Cavalier, this book will make you fall in love with the breed, with their stunning beauty, their quirky playfulness, their warmth, and heart and soul. This is a great coffee table book, that you will want to pick up again and again and share with your friends.

- Amazon Customer

This is a beautiful book! It’s informative, entertaining and well written...the photos are wonderful. A must have for Cavalier lovers or for anyone that loves dogs. Mary captured beauty, innocence and love with this delightful compilation of Cavaliers.

- Barb

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