The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Description:

The Cavalier King Charles is a quintessential family dog. Not only do the Cavalier spaniels get along with children of all ages, they also adapt extremely well to other pets in the house. Their sociable nature does not make them good watchdogs sadly, but if you’re looking for a kid-friendly dog, your search ends here!

Another point that goes in their favour is their obedience. Nothing works faster than food motivation; making it easy to train them. This is also a reason for using the King Charles Cavalier spaniel for assisted animal-therapy. Being family dogs, they’ll express extreme happiness when they see you and jump around and wag their tails and make you want to play with them. Keep in mind that they don’t require a lot of exercise. A daily walk and an occasional game of fetch should do the job.

By and large, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very good-tempered dogs and can be one of the best additions to your happy little family. Their good natured temperament often leads owners to be a little lax in keeping an eye on the spaniel. You need to be just as vigilant with the Cavalier King Charles as you would with any other dog.

 

Appearance:

Average Height-

Identifying Features-

Average Weight-

11-23 lbs

 

Care & Health:

– Major concerns: MVI, CHD

– Minor concerns: patellar luxation, entropion

– Occasionally seen: retinal dysplasia

– Suggested tests: cardiac, hip, knee, eye

– Life span: 9 – 14 years

-Breeding: King Charles Cavalier dogs should not be bred until they’re 5 years old.

– Grooming: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are known for excessive shedding. To avoid having clumps of hair all over the house, many owners brush the dogs’ fur every day. An occasional brushing should keep the shedding at bay too.

 

History:

The chaos in the Houses of Parliament all over the world is not something restricted to the new day and age. It’s said that King Charles II loved his spaniels so much that he allowed the dogs to walk within the House of Parliament. Dating back to the 16th century, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was well received by all the ladies as a companion and warm lap dog. The spaniels were also trained to protect the owner from the plague which could be contracted by fleas and dangerous owners biting the ladies.

Before the 1920s, however, only one breed of King Charles spaniel existed. A new breed was bred with a longer snout and to differentiate between the two, the breed with the longer snout was dubbed the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

The Cavalier King Charles was introduced to the United States in 1952 and recognized by the AKC in 1996. As of 2007, they ranked 25th out of 157 breeds.

 

 

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