Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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.

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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.

Does your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
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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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Questions

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?

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.

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? :)

As long as your dog gets enough daily exercise, then he/she should be just fine as an adult by him/herself during the time you are at work. As well as enjoy spending time with you on the weekends. You may want to look up doggy day cares in your area for your dog to go too a couple times a week so that your dog is well socialized and exercised for when you get home.

We took our CKC puppy to work and kenneled him his first year in our office. This breed adapts to you, but their love for everyone is unconditional- make sure you do your research on your breeder. We did, our 5 year old is healthy, but the breed has a lot of health problems-.

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.

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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