The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was originally bred in the United Kingdom in the time of King Charles. They were his favorite breed of dog and were quite popular among the ladies of the court as lapdogs.


The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is the largest of the toy breed, so they are quite small but hardy with a soft expression and a kind loving nature.
They come in four colors
Blenheim {tan & white}
Tri-Colour {black & white with tan highlights}
Ruby {solid red}
Black & Tan


The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a fantastic nature. They are kind and loving, excellent with children, the elderly and everyone in between.
A hardy dog who is happy with lots of exercise but is also just as content to be with you sleeping on the lounge.
A real people's dog, not suited to long periods alone.
They don't make great guard dogs but will let you know that a stranger is near.
The Cavalier has no road sense, so a secure yard is mandatory.


Minimal grooming is required although attention should be paid to the
"feathering" on the legs, under the tail and behind the ears etc. A regular weekly brush is all that is needed. As they have floppy ears a regular check each week to make sure they haven't got sore ears.


Generally a healthy breed but they do have some health issues.The main areas of concern should be MVD {heart condition}, luxating patella's {slipping kneecaps} and an eye problem known as PRA {retinal atrophy}.
If you purchase a puppy from a reputable breeder who health tests appropriately then the likelihood of these problems may be greatly reduced.
As they age cavaliers tend to gain weight. They are very "FOOD" orientated  and think nothing of begging with their big brown eyes.You must remain strong and restrict their diet appropriately or increase their exercise.
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