© Foto-front (Waldemar Dabrowski) |

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Nickname: Cavaliers

Breed origin: England
Original purpose: Companion dog.

AKC recognized: 1995
AKC group: Toy

Size: Weight: 13 to 18 lbs
Size: Height: 12 to 13 inches
© Pieter82 (Pieter Bregman) |
Color: White with rich chestnut markings; tri-color; solid rich red; or black and tan.

General characteristics/temperament: 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.

© Egophoto |
Good with children? Yes

Good with other dogs? Yes

OK for inexperienced owners? Yes

OK in apartments? Yes

© Isselee (Eric Isselée) |
Easy to train? Yes

Energy/Activity Level: Low/Moderate

Suitable canine sports/activities: conformation, obedience, agility, therapy

Exercise requirement: They would be happy to take long walks, but can also adapt to a more sedentary lifestyle.

Grooming requirement: 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.

Additional photos of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Recommended books for further reading:

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (Your Happy Healthy Pet)
By Norma Moffat
Published in 2006
144 pages

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (A Complete Pet Owner's Manual)
By D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D.
Published in 2008
96 pages

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, in Fact and Fancy
By Barbara Garnett-Wilson, Roy A. Wilson, and Kenneth Ottinger
Published in 2007
287 pages

A New Owners Guide to Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
By Meredith Johnson-Snyder
Published in 1999
160 pages

Show more books

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

About Us

Page Last Updated: February 1, 2018

Copyright © 2008-2018 WebData Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of the DogBreedMatch User Agreement and Privacy Policy.