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!
MEET SOME OF OUR CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL BREEDERS
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.
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.