Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

This dog makes the ideal house pet being eager to please, gentle, and quiet. It gets along with other dogs and strangers.

Breed Overview

As royal as its name, this British Spaniel from the 1600s was used as a lap and foot warmer companion to King Charles. Matters of state were even ignored by the king in favor of his Spaniels.  Aside from being lap dogs, they were used for flushing small birds. They are extremely friendly to humans and other pets alike. They are good watchdogs but are not capable of providing much protection. These Spaniels make the ideal house pet and are very playful, eager to please, gentle, and sweet. They require a fair amount of exercise daily and enjoy exploring, sniffing, and chasing.  They are ideal for singles, families, seniors, and those who enjoy the outdoors. Their long coats require daily brushing so they do not knot up.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
 
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
 
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
 
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
 
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate
 

Breed Details & Traits

Height: 12-13"
Weight: 13-18 lb
Lifespan: 9-14 years

Breed Traits

Affectionate, Playful, Sweet,

Health Concerns

Common Health Concerns for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel:
Less Common Concerns for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel:
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