King Charles Spaniel

KC Pedigree, Small

Doesn't moult much

Good for first time owners

An urban legend claims that there is an Act of Parliament allowing King Charles Spaniels access anywhere in the Palance of Westminster. The UK Parliament website states that despite thorough research, there is no proof of any such law.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Lovers of lapdogs with a royal connection. Toy spaniels were favoured by several English monarchs.

Not the best for ...

People who dislike waggy tails. The King Charles Spaniel's tail is in constant motion whenever he's moving.

Aliases

English Toy Spaniel, Toy Spaniel, Charlies, Prince Charles Spaniel

Cross between

None

Origin

United Kingdom

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Low (Under 30 minutes)
A walk and a good sniff can be like reading a novel while doing a marathon for a little dog.

Coat

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

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

10 years

Good first dog?

Yes

Trustpilot

Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

AS FEATURED IN

Evening Standard
BBC
BBC Radio 4
Pet Gazette

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