Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Breed Information


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Quick Facts
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Breed Group: Toy
Origen: England
Nickname: Cav, Cavalier, Cavie
Weight: 10-18 lbs
Height: 11-13 inches
Color(s): Black and tan or white, black and red or rich red or white and red


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Appearance

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a well-proportioned little dog. He is an elegant royal, energetic toy spaniel. It is one of the most popular breeds in the United Kingdom. He had a good looking head and a well balance body that is slightly longer than tall, with full muzzle and moderate bones. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has large round eyes with a melting expression. The long ears are set-high with abundant feathering. The tail may be docked with no more than one third removed.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a silky coat, medium in length with feathering on the ears, chest, legs and the tail. The most common colors are solid red, black and tan or tricolor (white, black and red). The weight of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is around 10-18 pounds and the height is around 11-13 inches.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Temperament

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is gentle natured, high spirited, sweet, alert and sociable. They are very adaptable, smart and willing to please. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is intelligent enough to understand what you want and therefore are usually easy to train and respond well to gentle obedience training. Early socialization is important to build a confident, outgoing temperament.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a pleasant companion dog, great with people of all ages, from children to seniors. He is amiable toward other dogs, pets and strangers. They love to explore, sniff, chase, and have remarkable eyes sight and sense of smell and can be used in short hunts in open country.

Is Cavalier King Charles Spaniel the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel enjoys exercise and is building on elegant, athletic lines. They need a daily amount of exercise that can be meeting on a moderate walk on leash or a romp in a safe area. Dogs that do not get to go on daily walks are more likely to display behavior problems. They will adapt quickly to almost any environment but are not suited to kennel life and should not be left alone all day. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are good for apartment life. They are moderately active indoors and a small yard will be sufficient.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is around 9-14 years.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Health problems

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns are CHD (Canine hip dysplasia), MVD (Mitral valve disease) and syringomelia. Some other concerns are patellar luxation, entropion, back troubles, ear infections and retinal dysplasia.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Care and Grooming

The Cavalier King Charles Spanielís coat requires weekly brushing. They are prone to tangling, matting on the ears, and should be brushed often. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Check and clean the inside of the ears regularly to avoid infections. Don't over feed. This breed tends to gain weight easily. He is also sensitive to warm weather and should not be leave outside in hot climates.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Shedding

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an average shedder, and therefore may not the best suited for those with allergies.