Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a cheerful, lively and rather active little dog that makes a great companion. However, they do have a lot of health problems.

Finding a healthy King Charles Spaniel is important. They make excellent family pets because they are just so good around children and other pets in the house.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Facts

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Exercise Requirements:      3 star rating

Good with Children:             5 star rating

Easy to Train:                        3 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    2 star rating

Low Shedding:                       2 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         4 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 31-33 cm (12-13 in)

Weight: 5-8 kg (11-18 lb)

Coat: Long and silky with plenty of feathering

Colour: Black and tan, ruby, Blenheim (chestnut markings on white ground), tricolour

Lifespan: 9-11 years

Special Characteristics

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is affectionate, sweet-natured, playful, lively, sporting, friendly and at times gentle too.

Exercise Requirements

This small dog loves to exercise and does need it on a regular basis. We deem this dog breed as having a medium amount of exercise requirements.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Dedicated and doting towards their owners showing a lot of affection too.

Children: These dogs are superb around children and will love to play with them.

Other Pets: Great around other pets that you might have in the house.

Strangers: Will be friendly towards all strangers that they come across.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: This is a friendly dog, not only is it friendly with other small animals they are friendly towards other unknown dogs too.

What to Watch Out For

These dogs tend to be troubled with inherited health problems, so finding a healthy strain is important. Their fur is long and will bring in mud and dirt from outside into your home.

This particular breed of dog is going to require grooming on a daily basis, you are going to have to have the time to do this. These dogs are a good choice for first time dog owners.

Health Risks

These dogs are well known to suffer from; heart defects, patellar luxation, cataracts and retinal problems.

Ideal Owner

These dogs are great for families, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel loves to play and will enjoy doing so with children. Gentle families will suit this dog the best, young children need to know how to handle such a small dog the right way.

Anyone that enjoys exercise and has plenty of time for play will be a perfect companion for this lovely little dog.

More Photos

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel chestnut markings on white fur Cavalier King Charles Spaniel black and tan on white fur

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