Thinking about purchasing an Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Cavalier King Charles Spaniel owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Profile
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is distinguished by their longer nose and heavier build from the King Charles Spaniel. They have beautiful large dark eyes. Their fur is long and silky, with the appearance of royalty. They can have black and tan colors, ruby, blenheim, or tricolor. They are short small dogs, although the largest of the toy breeds. Their muzzle is short and blunt, and have long drooping ears that are covered in feathery soft fur. Their tails can be left alone or docked if they do not have certain traits that are desirable. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are a loving dog, they are good natured and fond of children. They make a good companion for the young and old alike, with a friendly and obedient disposition. They are companion dogs, mostly used for foot warming, keeping one company, and as lap dogs. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels will be happy to run in the field or just sit by your side. They are not excessively energetic, but at the same time they love to play. A fearless, lively little dog with a cheerful disposition, they are sociable with both people and other dogs. One of the most popular of all the toy breeds, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a friendly, happy, loving companion. They originate from England and remain one of the most popular dogs in that country.
Type: Gun Dog
12 - 13 inches.
Black and Tan - black with bright tan marks above eyes, head,
chest, legs, underside of tail; white marks undesirable. Ruby
- Rich red; white markings undesirable. Blenheim - Chestnut
markings, well broken up, on white ground; markings evenly divided on head,
lozenge between ears. Tricolor - black and white, well spaced and broken
up, with tan markings over head, inside legs, on underside of tail.
King Charles Spaniels are friendly, obedient, sensible and sweet. They
have lovely temperaments. They are gentle, playful, affectionate and very wiling
to please. They are usually quiet, but they can bark. They are good with other
pets and with children, and most people. They are very easygoing.
They are alert, but friendly.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Care and Training: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need weekly
grooming with a firm bristle brush. Special attention should be given to their
ears. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels should only be bathed when necessary. Minimal
exercise is needed for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, but they do enjoy a romp
in the park or a backyard with a playmate. They should be exercised regularly.
A short walk or romp daily will suffice.
Activity: Low to Medium.
Health Issues: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel may have problems with patellar luxation, heart murmurs, and hip dysplasia. Other health concerns include eye conditions, ear infections, allergies, syringomyelia, and mitral valve disease.
Life Span: 9 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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