Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

KC Pedigree, Small

Moderate shedding

Good for first time owners

Toy spaniels have been popular for centuries - and this one takes its name after one very influential fan: King Charles II. The breed changed over time into the flatter-faced type now known as the King Charles Spaniel, and so a competition was launched at Crufts in 1926 to recreate the breed of old.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Those who want a beautiful, sweet, charming companion that fits easily into most home environments and lifestyles.

Not the best for ...

Not many people - these dogs are ideal for most. However, don't overlook the serious health conditions in the breed.

Aliases

Toy Spaniel, Charlies, Prince Charles Spaniel, Ruby Spaniel, Blenheim Spaniel, Cavvy, Cav

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Jacket and skinny trousers
Any feathering can get knotty. Some coats self-clean by depositing mud all over the kitchen floor.

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

11 years

Good first dog?

Yes

MEET SOME OF OUR CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL BREEDERS

Julia Fletcher's Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

I have been breeding for over 30 years. I hold numerous dog training and behaviour qualifications as well as breeding. After extensive research and training, I run a canine fertility clinic and so help other people on their breeding journey. My passion is Cavalier King Charles Spaniels but I also breed Long Coat Chihuahuas.

Julia
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