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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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