Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppies & Breed Information

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy Characteristics


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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Breed Information


Breed Group: Toy

Weight: 10-18 lbs

Height: 11-13 inches

Color(s): black and tan or white, black and red or rich red or white and red

Overview

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is graceful and elegant. They are most associated in history with those of nobility and aristocracy. They are a well-balanced toy Spaniel that display an affectionate and loving nature.

Character

This breed is a true companion and lap dog. They are gentle, but also have a sporting character, which enables them to do well in agility and hunting events. This breed loves to swim and is a natural retriever.

Temperament

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is best suited for a pampered indoor life. They display the temperament of an extrovert. They can be quite spirited and vocal. The Cavalier prefers to be with their family or other dogs. Although this breed is gentle and affectionate, they do not have patience for unruly children.

Care

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel must be brushed weekly to prevent mats and tangles. Special attention must be given to the hair behind the ears. The Cavalier has a tendency to develop heart abnormalities early in life. It is extremely important to have regular veterinary examinations. They are also prone to allergies, deafness, cataracts, and diabetes.

Coat

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a coat of silky hair that is medium to long in length. The coat is not curly but may have a slight wave. There is feathering in the tail, legs, feet, ears and chest.

Training

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is highly intelligent and eager to learn. They can be trained in hunting and agility, and also do well in competitive obedience. The Cavalier makes an excellent therapy dog. They respond well to gentle training and high praise.

Activity

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an active and sporting breed that requires regular exercise to help keep their heart healthy. A fenced yard is a must, as they will give chase to anything that moves. They are able to adapt to apartment or condominium living provided there is a small yard.

Ownership

If you are looking for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies for sale from reputable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeders or to adopt Cavalier King Charles Spaniels from a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies that make great pets.


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