I just recently got 2 king charles cavalier spaniel puppies who absolutely hate being held. Boy and girl. I got them from a neighbor and i helped raise all 7 puppies since they were born. When i went and played with them when they were younger they all jumped on me and wanted to be held and wanted to sit on your lap. Anyways, i took my 2 home when they were 8 weeks which was a couple days ago. Recently when i pick them up they start growling. The girl only growls when i give her a kiss when i am holding her or when i have her close to my face. On the other hand, they boy starts growling ferociously right when i pick him up and her start trying to bite my face and snap. He wasnt like this until yesterday and he excpecially hates when i kiss him. I dont treat them like babies or stuffed animals, but would like to hold and give my puppies love sometimes. I noticed before this incident that they wrestled all the time! and sometimes it looked like they were going to far. And i mean they wrestle all the time ferociously. I know puppies wrestle but when the wrestling started getting ferocious, thats when i noticed they would growl when i picked them up. Are they trying to assert their dominance or what. And also, the first time the boy got really ferocious, was when he was REALLY hyper and was wrestling with his sister. I want to know if i should interrupt their wrestling or should i let them wrestle? And also, why do they growl and not let me hold them? what can i do to make them more lovable? The follow me around most of the time and when i lay on the ground they come over to me. I just want to be able to hold them. Please tell me anything you know or anything i can do. I thought king chalres were not that aggressive and loved to be lapdogs. And i know they are puppies but all the other puppies i ahd enjoyed being help and let me cuddle and kiss them. And i can also tell they are used to our environment because they run around wild and show no signs of being scared about this new environment. And i also thought since i have raised them since they were born, they would be more loving to me. Sorry about all these random statements and questions. thanks.