Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Also Called: Cavalier King Charles Toy Spaniel Toy Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Friendliness High
Kid Friendly High
Pet Friendly High
Exercise Needs Moderate
Playfulness High
Energy Level Medium-high
Trainability Easy
Intelligence High
Tendency To Bark Low to Medium
Amount Of Shedding Low

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a friendly, sociable, and loving breed that is well-known for its gentle nature. They are loyal, affectionate, playful, and gentle, making them an ideal companion for families with children. They have a silky coat that is medium-length and comes in four colors: black-and-tan, ruby, tricolor, and blenheim (a combination of chestnut-and-white markings). They have a graceful gait and are slightly longer than they are tall, giving them an elegant look.

Breed Overview

  • Group: Toy
  • Life Span: 12-14 years
  • Height: Medium
  • Weight: 10-18 lbs
  • Coat: Medium-length
  • Coat Colors: Black-and-tan,Ruby,Tricolor,Blenheim
  • Litter Size: 4-6
  • Family: Toy / Companion Dog
  • Hypoallergenic: false
  • Recognition: AKC, UKC, CKC
  • Size: Small

Training and Care

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need plenty of attention and love. It's important to establish a routine with them and to give them daily exercise and playtime. When it comes to training, strive for consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement. Grooming is also important, as their fur should be trimmed and brushed regularly to keep it in good condition.

Diet and Nutrition

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels should be given high-quality dog food to maintain their healthy diet. Smaller meals two to three times a day are ideal. Make sure to check the dog food labels for ingredients and to provide plenty of fresh water for your pup.

Health Problems

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are prone to many health issues, including ear infections, heart problems, eye problems, and joint issues. Regular visits to the vet are recommended, and early detection and treatment of any issues is essential.

Breed History

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a member of the toy spaniel family and is a descendant of the toy spaniels that originated in England in the 1500s. The breed was recognized by the AKC in the 1920s, and it has been a popular breed ever since.

Where to Buy or Adopt

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels can be purchased from breeders or adopted from shelters or rescue organizations. Prices vary, but usually range from $1,000 to $2,500. Adoption fees are often much lower, with most around $100 - $200.

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