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.
Those who want a beautiful, sweet, charming companion that fits easily into most home environments and lifestyles.
Not many people - these dogs are ideal for most. However, don't overlook the serious health conditions in the breed.
Toy Spaniel, Charlies, Prince Charles Spaniel, Ruby Spaniel, Blenheim Spaniel, Cavvy, Cav
Small - but bigger than most cats
Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.
Jacket and skinny trousers
Any feathering can get knotty. Some coats self-clean by depositing mud all over the kitchen floor.
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!
HOW IT WORKS
The first step in responsible dog ownership
Find a suitable breed
Use our breed explorer to find a suitable breed based on your needs. Search by keyword or any of our breed traits including size, exercise need, and lifespan to name a few.
Join a breed waiting list
Once we’ve found one or more prospective matches, we’ll ask you to arrange a zoom call to talk through your application with one of our dog experts.
Talk to a Tailwise expert
Complete an application for your breed choice(s) in just a few easy steps. You’ll be be notified when a potential match is found and we’re ready to review your application.
Match with a breeder
Upon completing your introduction call a breeder will review your application. If successful you’ll be able to arrange a meeting and be accepted onto their waiting list. A Tailwise fee of £95 (excl. VAT) will be due at the point you pay a deposit.