Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, or Cavalier as it is also know, is quite a sporty dog breed and enjoys any exercise it is given. You will find your Cavalier puppy does not outgrow its love for chasing objects. Unfortunately, this characteristic also makes this breed almost impossible to become street-wise. Although they are very energetic dog, the Cavalier's good nature makes for a great family pet. This small dog breed makes an active and cheerful companion and adapts their need for exercise based on their companion's ability, making them suitable pets for people of all ages. They are also able to tolerate small children. Overall, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a dog breed renowned for its eager, affectionate and very happy, cheerful disposition. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an intelligent small dog breed which makes simple training quite easy. Many owners find this breed responds well to consistent command training. Cavaliers love people of all ages, get along with other pets and generally enjoy companionship.

It is often said that a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's friendliness and loving nature makes them prone to overfeeding and therefore obesity!
Many Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are tricolor, being black and white with tan markings.
Cavaliers are the largest of the toy group, but maintain a playful spirit which makes them such a popular dog breed.
Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's coat will grow a long and silky coat which is free from curl.
A friendly and non-aggressive dog breed, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is suitable for families with children.
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Small / Toy


12 to 13 inches (30.5 to 33 cm)


13 to 18 pounds (5.9 to 8.2 kgs)

Life Expectancy:

9 to 12 years


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel were originally used as hunting dogs, and derived from Toy Spaniels of Italy, Holland and France. In England in early 1800s, King Charles feel in love with the breed and kept them. King Charles II continued to keep the breed.

Popular Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cross-Breeds:

Cav-A-Mo - Cavalier-King-Charles-Spaniel X American-Eskimo
CavaPoo - Cavalier-King-Charles-Spaniel X Poodle
Cavachon - Cavalier-King-Charles-Spaniel X Bichon-Frise
Pekalier - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel X Pekingese

Available colors:


The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is:

  • Affectionate
  • Easy Going
  • Friendly
  • Happy
  • Lovable

Health Concerns

Eye infections, Hip dysplasia, Obesity

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are genetically disposed to Mitral Valve Disease. They are also known to suffer from Patella Luxation and Syringomyelia.

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