Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Facts


Size: 
Small

Ease of training:  Medium

Grooming:  Low

Shedding:  Medium

Exercise needed:  Daily walk

Energy level:  Medium

Protection:  Low

Good with children:  Yes, with older considerate children

 

Temperament

 

A good natured and loving animal, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a dog that makes a marvelous pet and companion. This is a dog that has a cheerful outlook, is very friendly, obedient, and sociable. These dogs love to play, and have a sweet and gentle nature that makes them perfect for family pets and companions.

 

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is fine for the more inexperienced dog owner as well as those with experience of dog ownership. Although the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an energetic and playful little dog, they also loves to snuggle up with their owners.

 

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel gets along well with children and has plenty of affection to shower upon them, particularly with older and more considerate children. They are fine with strangers, and tend to get on well with other dogs and cats, although they may try and chase smaller animals or birds. Some Cavalier King Charles Spaniels may be a little shy, and this is why early socialization when he is a puppy is essential.  Eager to please and  intelligent, training the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel shouldn't prove a  problem; however, they do not like being left on their own for long periods of time.

 

Appearance

 

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel’s coat is long, straight, and silky, and the ears are large, hanging to the side of his face. The coloring of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can vary, and the four varieties are blenheim, ruby, black and ton, and tri color.

 

The weight of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is around 12-18 pounds, and the height is around 12-13 inches.

 

Grooming

 

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a medium shedder, and grooming may need to be stepped up at times when he is shedding more heavily. Otherwise, the coat should be brushed three times per week, and the ear canals should be checked to ensure that they are clean and dry. For hygiene reasons you should also trim the hair around the bottom. Keep the nails trimmed.

 

Health Problems and Life Expectancy

 

The life expectancy of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is around 10-15 years, and there are a number of health issues and disorders that have been linked to this breed. This includes luxating patella, cataracts, MVD, and retinal disorders. The parents of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel should have OFA and CERF certificates, and because these dogs or so prone to heart problems
should also have clear heart examination results.


Adapted from: http://www.justdogbreeds.com/cavalier-king-charles-spaniel.html

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