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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Breed origin: England
Original purpose: Companion dog.
AKC recognized: 1995
AKC group: Toy
Weight: 13 to 18 lbs
Size: Height: 12 to 13 inches
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White with rich chestnut markings; tri-color; solid rich red; or black and tan.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is gay, friendly, graceful, fearless but at the same time gentle and affectionate. They are easy to train and make an excellent and trustworthy companion for children. They are adaptable and equally happy as couch potatoes in an apartment or as active dogs in a country setting. Because they have the tendency to chase small animals, they must be leashed or let out only in a fenced yard.
Good with children?
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Good with other dogs?
OK for inexperienced owners?
OK in apartments?
Easy to train?
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Suitable canine sports/activities:
conformation, obedience, agility, therapy
They would be happy to take long walks, but can also adapt to a more sedentary lifestyle.
Brush weekly. No trimming required.
Known health problems:
Mitral valve desease, syringomyelia, primary secretory otitis media, hip dysplasia, episodic falling, defness, cataracts, kratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye), luxating patellas, epilepsy, thrombocytopenia, macrothrombocytopenia.
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Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club
Wikipedia breed information page
American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club Rescue