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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies are happy, gentle and friendly dogs who love to cuddle, entertain and impress. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a slightly rounded face, a small conical muzzle, big round dark eyes, long floppy ears and a long-feathered tail. Funny, joyful and always ready for stunts, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are known for their contagious good mood. A member of the Toy group, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is small in stature with an average height between 12 to 13 inches and an average weight between 12 to 18 pounds.  

BREED TYPE / MIX Purebred ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Regularly TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Affectionate, Cheerful, Courageous, Gentle, Social ADULT WEIGHT 12-18 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 12-13 in LIFE SPAN 9-14 yrs

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Characteristics

  • The Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are easy to train and love a good challenge to stimulate their brilliant minds
  • Gentle, playful and cuddly, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are friends to everyone they meet – friendly with children of all ages, dogs, cats, other household pets, and strangers
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are highly adaptable, they are as happy and as comfortable in a small apartment as they are in a big family house
  • Highly affectionate and devoted, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is known to form life long bonds
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are charming, comic, and affectionate little cuddle buddies, they are well-balanced, have an intuitive nature and they make great therapy dogs
  • Well-mannered, with a gentle nature and a sweet disposition, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is best suited for families with or without children, singles and seniors 

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Breeders

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Appearance

A member of the Toy group, the beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is small in stature, with an average weight between 12 to 18 pounds and an average height between 12 to 13 inches.  An elegant and graceful dog, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a small sturdy-built body, a strong flat back, a slightly rounded precious face, a small conical muzzle, big round dark expressive eyes, long floppy ears and a long-feathered tail.  The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a long soft and silky coat that can come in various colors such as: black, gray, white, red or cream, with the most common color combinations being: Blenheim (from light brown to red spots on a white background), Tricolor (black and dark brown spots on a white background), black with tan, and Ruby (ruby red). 


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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Temperament

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are fun, friendly and playful dogs who love everyone they meet. Highly intelligent, easy-going, with a great desire to learn, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel will find training sessions just as fun as canine games.  The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a lively, active and adventurous dog who enjoys outdoor activities such as running, swimming, hiking and fetching. Athletic, strong and fast, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is excellent in sporting competitions and canine sports, being especially great at agility, rally and fly ball.  The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a gentle, sweet and affectionate nature, loves to play and cuddle in equal measure and is a fantastic therapy dog. Loyal and highly devoted with a great deal of love in their big beautiful hearts, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are known to form life long bonds, love unconditionally, and to be inseparable from their human family. 

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel History

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, also known as “the Comforter” or “the Spaniel Gentle”, is the biggest member of the Toy group and part of the canine world aristocracy.  Having originated in England during the 17th century, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel quickly became the favorite pet of the Royal House of England. A companion pet for kings and queens, aristocrats and noble families, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has been associated with a life of luxury for centuries. Depicted in paintings, drawings and goblin tapestries, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has often been called a “royal dog” adored by the ladies of the court.  King Charles I was so fascinated by the small sized Spaniels (one of his favorites being the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) that the breed was eventually named after him. King Charles II, the heir of King Charles I, was the one who perpetuated the breed and it is said about him that “His Majesty was seldom seen without his little dogs”. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? The cavalier is a toy spaniel that was originally bred to warm the laps of queens of England in drafty castles and on chilly carriage rides.

Are Cavaliers good with children? Cavaliers are excellent with children, but the age of the children is an important factor in choosing a puppy. Because Cavalier puppies are so small, many breeders will not sell young puppies to families with children under the age of five. An older puppy or adult dog will be more suitable for such families. Small children should always be well supervised when around a delicate puppy.

How much grooming do Cavaliers require? Cavaliers require daily to weekly brushing to prevent tangles and mats and to maintain their long, silky coat.

How small are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels? This breed measures between 12 to 14 inches tall at the shoulders with a weight between 13 to 18 lbs.

Do Cavaliers bark a lot? No. Cavaliers are not known for being vocal, which does not make them a good choice for a watch dog. Like any dog they may let out a happy bark when there is a visitor or another dog passing by, but in general they are pretty laid back.

What is the temperament of a Cavalier? These sweet little pups are the epitome of companionship since they were initially introduced as lap dogs. They have a gentle and friendly nature making them an ideal pet for a family with children or other animals.

How much exercise will the Cavalier require? Cavaliers have quite a bit of energy so adequate exercise is very important. These dogs love games of chase and swimming, which are both excellent choices for exercise. They will also need 1 to 2 daily walks to keep them fit and healthy.

Do Cavaliers travel well? Yes! In fact, this little one will be happy to go on any errand or adventure that you plan. However, it is important to get them used to car rides and traveling at a young age.

What is the lifespan of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? The average life expectancy is between 8 to 12 years.

What are popular Cavalier mixed breeds? The most common mixed breeds of Cavalier are the Cockalier – Cocker Spaniel King Charles Mix, the Cavapoo – The Cavalier Poodle Mix and the Beaglier – The Beagle Cavalier King Charles Mix.

Are Cavaliers good with senior citizens? Yes! Retirees, or "empty nesters," find the companionship, temperament, small size and easy maintenance ideal. They are true companion dogs who give lots of affection and love. They are an excellent partner for seniors who need a walking partner.

What is the difference between a Cavalier King Charles and a King Charles Spaniel? A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a longer muzzle than their King Charles counterparts. The King Charles Spaniel has a much flatter muzzle and they have distinctly domed heads whereas Cavaliers have much flatter heads. Cavaliers have a strong scissor bite whereas a King Charles Spaniel’s jaw is slightly undershot. Additionally, Cavaliers tend to be slight larger than their King counterparts. Their temperaments also differ- Cavaliers are a bit more outgoing where the Kings are a little more reserved.

Are Cavaliers okay being left alone for long periods of time? Most dogs do not enjoy being left alone, especially for long periods of time, and the Cavalier is no exception. This breed craves human interaction and attention and can develop depression and separation anxiety if left alone often or for long periods of time.

Are Cavaliers good watch dogs? If you’re looking for a watch dog you may want to keep searching. This sweet little pup is all about making new friends and are happy to greet anyone who comes there way.

Are Cavaliers easy to train? Thanks to their lineage in sporting, the Cavalier has adopted the ability to learn and follow commands. They’re eager to please and considered easy to train.

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