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Cavalier King Charles Puppies

Affectionate ~ Cheerful ~ Courageous ~ Gentle ~ Social

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 Spaniel is 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.

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BREED INFORMATION

CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL


Temperament

Affectionate, Cheerful, Courageous, Gentle, Social

Adult Weight 12-18 lbs
Adult Height 12-13 in
Life Expectancy 9-14 yrs
Rating 5.0 ( reviews)
Maintenance    
Low High
Training    
Easy Hard
Shedding    
Min Max
Adaptability    
Easy Hard
Active    
Low High

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or the Cavalier Spaniel for short originated in England during the 17th century and quickly became the favorite pet of the Royal House of England. Recognized as one of the largest toy breeds and true to their heritage, these loyal and devoted pups make for the ultimate companion and lap dog.

Appearance and Grooming

It has a strong, flat back and a long and silky fur with different colors like black, grey, white, red or cream, a long tail and a small body with long and pendent ears. It has a feathered tail which is carried high and moves when it runs. Because of its long coat, brushing is recommended often to minimize shedding.

Temperament  

It has a friendly, active and playful personality and it gets along with humans and other pets. It is very happy to accompany its owners at daily activities. It doesn’t bark frequently and is generally well-behaved.  Despite these, it can become suspicious around strangers. Sometimes, it tends to be shy or stubborn.

Family and Companionship

These playful puppies are just as happy to be city dogs as they are to be country dogs. They have soft and gentle nature, which makes them outstanding as therapy dogs. Their sweet and affectionate personality makes them a perfect companion for anyone especially, "empty nesters," as they love to cuddle and be close to their owner. Although these dogs have a proclivity for noisy greetings, they are generally not a protective breed.

Exercise

Don’t let their toy size fool you these dogs pack a lot of energy for their small frames.  A daily walk each day and some indoor active play will surely keep your puppy in peak condition.  

Training and Socialization

It is loyalty and obedience allow for this breed to be easily trained. Cavalier Spaniels are a true sporting breed and are often used in sport competitions for their athleticism. They are often used in dog sports such as agility, flyball and rally. Some have even shown their prowess as hunting dogs. Food rewards and positive reinforcement help ensure that training goes smoothly. Cavaliers have a soft personality, so yelling at them is counterproductive and likely to send them into hiding. Instead, reward them every time you see them doing something that is good.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

Cavaliers require daily to weekly brushing to prevent tangles and mats and to maintain their long, silky coat.

This breed measures between 12 to 14 inches tall at the shoulders with a weight between 13 to 18 lbs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The average life expectancy is between 8 to 12 years.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

REVIEWS

CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL


Date: 11/23/2020
Name: Eddie
Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Client: Maria Pool
Loc: TEXAS

We are very happy with our puppy he is a great addition to our family, and we are very happy with premier pups good customer service and they follow up on every step. Thank you so much!

Date: 1/17/2017
Name: Was Elizabeth but now known as Sadie
Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Client: Michelle Warren
Loc: Wake Forest, NC 27587

After trying to adopt three different puppies from three different companies. Two being a scam and one taking so long to get back to me, the puppy had already been adopted I finally stumbled across Premierpets.com and cannot tell you how pleased I am with them. I touched base through the site and was the very next morning. They were helpful, professional, and with the information they requested from you, I felt secure in adopting from them. They made things easy and Premier for my family to adopt Sadie and bring her home as soon as possible. I received confirmation the very moment that we agreed on adoption and then was notified the following day with her flight and tracking information. They send helpful information as to what to expect the first couple of weeks in regards to eating and care for the puppy, followed up with an email the day after arrival with some great tips and called to check on her a couple of times as well. Although we have been out and about and haven't been able to connect, I can't tell you how pleased I am to have chosen to adopt through Premierpets. Sadie came happy, healthy and full of love! You can tell she was really cared for before we received her. Thank you so much for our new family member from the bottom of our hearts!!!!! Love, The Warren Family

Date: 9/21/2016
Name: Daisy
Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Client: Erik Hansen
Loc: Columbus , ohio

We were looking for a dog for a long time. We were about to get a Labrador but we are much happier with our cute Daisy. She is a very sweet and playful? Thank you premier pups!

Date: 6/20/2017
Name: Ruby
Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Client: Jordan
Loc: Streetsboro, OH

A few days ago I adopted a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. I could not be happier with my experience. Thank you for all of the advise and follow up calls. We love our little girl. She is amazing.

Date: 7/21/2019
Name: Rosie
Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Client: Adrianne and Josh Evilsizor
Loc: Columbus, Ohio

Rosie is our 3rd fur baby and we couldn't be more in love!! We are so thankful to Premier Pups for all of their help from start to finish, they were always available for any questions or help that we needed. We can't wait to add our 4th Cavalier from them. Thank you all so much for all you do! The Evilsizor Family

Date: 4/28/2021
Name: Kiara - new name Trinity
Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Client: Chrissy and Ted Ahola
Loc: Hanover, MA

So this pandemic has changed a lot... there are so many puppy scams online and I almost fell prey to one of them. THIS IS NOT A SCAM. I was hesitant to purchase my puppers at first, but right afterwards I got a phone call from the nicest person confirming my pup. Then I got emails, texts, people were available whenever I needed them to ask questions. These people are SO NICE and I’ve never seen so much care put into the adoption process. Right now, my beautiful little girl is sleeping on my lap and we couldn’t be happier. I will scream from the rooftops that Premier Pups is incredible lol They are. You can absolutely trust them. I am willing to be a customer who is available to give a referral to anyone hesitant about this process. Premier Pups made this process so easy and stress free. I couldn’t be more grateful!!!

Date: 11/23/2016
Name: Gizmo (ace)
Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Client: Al othman
Loc: Dearborn, Michigan

We purchased Gizmo (ace) back in April 2016, we have no disappointment. He's very playful always excited. He's very smart, loves everyone. Thank you

Date: 4/22/2018
Name: Now copper was carleton
Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Client: Louis and Debbie bronson
Loc: South Glens falls new york

We were very skeptical buying our puppy online no more. We had to put our 12 1/2 year old yorkie and our 15 1/2 year old dachshund down within a month of each other it broke our hearts they were family not just dogs. I wasn’t sure I was ready for another dog yet until I saw this baby’s face. He has been such a joy. He had to be flown to us he came tail wagging very clean and very healthy looking and has just been a love. He is so smart is doing great potty training and doing good crate training. He goes for rides with us in his new car seat and just falls asleep loves his rides. We couldn’t be happier with our new family member and all the help along the way thanks premier pets

Date: 9/14/2016
Name: Jax (Kingston)
Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Client: Kathy Smith
Loc: Pulaski NY

We just love him so much! He is the cutest little puppy. He is very happy in his new home and he is adapting very well. ????

Date: 4/24/2019
Name: CeeJay
Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Client: Will LeBoeuf
Loc: Houma,la

Baby CeeJay adapting really well to South Louisiana. He’s become the 5 lb Alfa male in my house. I could not thank Premeir Pups enough for all the calls to check on him. It’s proof some companies are not just about the money but the life of our kids. Thanks again Will

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