Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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Breed Group: Toy
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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.
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.
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 yard.
10-18 lbs
11-13 inches
black and tan or white, black and red or rich red or white and red
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Cavalier King Charles Spaniels sold is $1,675.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,100 upwards to $10,000 or even more for a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Cavalier King Charles Spaniels sold is $1,000.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,675.00
Average Price: $1,000.00
Top Quality: $3,100.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 17730 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Cavalier King Charles Spaniels true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 17730 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs.
  • 1. Charlie
  • 2. Princess
  • 3. Elizabeth
  • 4. Kingston
  • 5. William
  • 6. Ruby
  • 7. Toby
  • 8. Bella
  • 9. Buddy
  • 10. Keith
  • 11. Prince
  • 12. Max
  • 13. Bailey
  • 14. Daisy
  • 15. Tucker
  • 16. Janie
  • 17. Colten
  • 18. Rusty
  • 19. Molly
  • 20. Cooper

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DreamCatcher Hill
Member Since: March 2007
Location: St Louis, Missouri
I have Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies for sale! See My Profile
AKC registered, Health tested, plus CHIC on fathers and most of the mothers, (We follow the yearly breed club recommended health testing including evaluations of OFA Heart & eye checks, OFA hips and patellas ect.). I have raised puppies for over 29 years ago. Champion bloodlines, Excellent Quality bred to the AKC standard, healthy, with wonderful temperaments. I love baby everything, and believe in health testing along with quality. Our puppies live in our home as part of our family and are started on housebreaking when old enough. We want our puppies and retired parents to have a forever home and their new families to have a healthy, happy friend. AKC is the only purebred dog registration club in the USA for Dogs who does random DNA testing and has DNA requirements. They arent one of the misleading pet registries. Guarantee, puppy pack, lifetime support, UTD health care are some things we include for each puppy adopted. Please see my extensive website for lots more information and photos. Each breed has their own page, including; rescued dogs, rescued horses, farm critters, and more. We love updates on our babies, some of the many happy families are shown on our website. Visitors are welcome with an appointment. We look forward to meeting you! (formally Please feel free to email or call, if you don't get a reply soon please try again, as I am often outside and don't hear the phone. If I receive the email I will write back. Please write again if you get no reply. Emails are not as relabel as they could be.

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Anonymous asked:
If a Breeder advertises on your website a”Cavalier King Charles Spaniel “ doesn’t that mean you should get some sort of registration for it being a pure breed? Or something that the dog is what it says it is?

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If you are looking to get a pure bred dog, only get a puppy from a breeder with registered puppies. The parents and so the litter of pups should be registered with either the AKC (American Kennel Club), CKC (Canadian Kennel Club), or UKC (United Kennel Club). That is the only way to be 100% certain that your puppy is a purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

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Hi there! I am a single 25 year old female living in a small apartment in the country. I've done lots of research and I feel like the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel might be a good fit for my lifestyle. I work a 40-hr job and when I get home I like to relax, but on the weekends I like to kayak, hike, spend time at the river, and chill outside. The dog might spend a lot of time inside during the week but I would walk him/her at lunch and/or when I got home at night. I am a very low-key, mild mannered person but I do like discipline. I just want to make sure I get the right breed for my personality/lifestyle. What do you experts think? :)

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This breed is not meant to be left alone for extended periods of time. It is definitely a COMPANION dog. Nor is it a big exercise dog. They're small so they cannot hike and kayak, etc the way a larger dog can. Take the Purina breed test, or something similar, to find out what kind of dog best fits your time and expectations. My experience with Cavaliers (I've had five and fostered more) says this is not the breed you're looking for.


My cavalier goes hiking, mountain climbing and boating with me. Little Joe goes everywhere I go.


Cavaliers should never be home alone for long! They're a people dog, and get bad separation anxiety. 40hours weeks isn't okay for a cavalier.


I have owned numerous breeds over the years but without a doubt, this is the one breed does not do well being left alone for for long hours everyday. (Breeds I have owned...Beagle, Basset Hound, 3 Schnauzers and now a Cavalier) Cavaliers seek out companionship, they do not do well for long hours of solitude. Ours will even follows us into the bathroom and just hang out. Please don't purchase this breed based on what you posted above, the dog will not do well and as a result, you will end up having to find it a new home for the health of the dog and your own sanity of having to deal with a dog not suited to long hours of separation. There are other breeds more suited to an apartment lifestyle with a working owner.


I have had dogs since I was a small boy and now have the 5th Cavalier and will attest to the breed being the finest. Yes they can have health issues (heart, diabetes, eye) but so do I. I would not trade the 2 I have for a million dollars each or any amount of money. They are all about love! As to a good hike yes they love to go for a walk in the woods and it helps with keeping those little hearts beating, but use your head they are small and not built for rock climbing. I have never been in a boat with them but they love water so my bet is they would enjoy being in a kayak. I clip mine in the spring and never brush their hair and have never had any tangles or knots. Maybe petting them often acts like combing. They get a lot of petting everyday. They do prefer to be with you but if that is not an option get 2 so they can keep each other company. I am sure Charles the second had to leave them behind from time to time and my bet is he missed them as much as they missed him. His father carried his to his execution and the little chap protected his masters head and would not allow the executioner to pick up the head for public display. This breed is loyal as well as royal to a fault. I pray that when my time comes I will be holding one or have it curled up on my pillow by my head. That is where they like to sleep! On the other side I know my loyal friends from my past will be waiting to greet their old master and it will be a grand reunion as each as a special place in my heart. I will warn you they are like fine chocolates one will make you want more, and you'll learn that life without a KCCS is unbalanced. To experience true unconditional love requires a KCCS. The Stewarts gave us two wonderful gifts the King James Bible and wonderful little best friends! Ok I admit it I'm hooked on the breed ever since I meeting the first one when traveling.


This breed does NOT do well being left alone all day. They absolutely need to have someone at home with them. It would change their personality if they were left alone and crated on top of it. They are extremely sweet, but very, very attached to their human. I would suggest another breed that is more independent and that you can exercise more on a regular basis.


I work and mine does fine home alone. He is loving and loyal. He will lay at my feet. I call them lap labs.


A Cavalier is a FAMILY member. Would you leave an infant alone all day n night? This breed are called lap dogs because they pour out copious amounts of LOVE. If they can't do that, they develop anxiety. You obviously do not have time to commit to this breed. Why don't you borrow a dog from a senior that may not be able to exercise as much. Share the dog. You could all benefit from that type of arrangement. Is getting more popular now.


Any of the toy breeds do not like to be left alone for long periods of time. Also when they are outside, someone must be with them at all times because hawks will go after them. Working 40 hrs a week and living in an apartment, I would say now would not be the time to get a pet. Maybe wait till you have a house with a fenced in yard.


I leave my Cavs for over 40 hours a week and they are fine. They keep each other company. No anxiety here.

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How much extra is a 10 year guarantee on a Cavalier?

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When my Cavalier King Charles has her first period, how long does it last?

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Anonymous asked:
How can you tell if the puppy you're buying online is from a puppy mill?



Ask for photos. If you see the pups running around in the yard, or curled up on a pillow, or playing with other pups, you have a better-than-average reassurance that they're raised in a good home. If it looks staged, you might want to reconsider.


You can ask to see the parents. Most breeders have parents on site and have no issue with people seeing them.

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Updated: 1/26/2022