The King Cavrin is an energetic and playful hybrid breed who's relatively new to the dog breeding world. This hybrid combines the Cairn Terrier with the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Like their Cavalier parent breed, the King Cavrin is loving, gentle, quiet and willing to please, making for an ideal house pet. The Cavalier is relatively small in size, maxing out at 18 pounds, and they require daily physical activity to keep them fit and occupied.
Likewise, the Cairn Terrier has an average weight ranging from 13 to 14 pounds, depending on the gender of the pup. The Cairn Terrier is bold, clever and inquisitive. They too enjoy playing, though they tend to rough in nature. Cairn Terriers need exercise that stimulates both the mind and body, just like the King Cavrin. To meet your King Cavrin's exercise needs, use both physical activities and brain games regularly.
One way to get your King Cavrin moving is by including adequate outdoor exploration into their weekly exercise routine. You can do this by playing a series of outdoor activities and games, including fetch, keep away and object hide and seek.
Before heading outside, decide which game you want to play. Keep away will require a ball, preferably a large one. Fetch requires a toy to toss, and for hide and seek, you'll need an object to hide. Bringing along treats will be helpful if you're just introducing the games for the first time. After your pup learns all three, you can alternate between them during your play time in the backyard or at the park.
Spend an afternoon indoors with your pooch by treating them to a day full of pampering. Rather than sending your King Cavrin off to the spa on their own, make your own home into a comfortable, calming spa zone for your pup. For this activity, you will need to pick up materials to use in your at-home spa if you don't already have them. To refresh your King Cavrin, give them a relaxing bath, followed by a manicure and pedicure.
You'll also need a large bathtub or outdoor hose for rinsing your dog after the shampoo. Clippers and dog-friendly nail polish are "offured" at pet stores. You can choose to include mood-setting music, a comfortable bedding area and a toothbrush in your King Cavrin’s spa day to maximize their experience.
Obedience training is an activity that can be started at a young age and continued throughout a lifetime. Obedience training is also a foundation which can lead to a variety of other activities that build on the basics!
Start basic training by introducing commands to your pup. Use leading when teaching commands and positive reinforcement to promote obedience. After you've taught the commands, revisit them using short refresher sessions and build on them by teaching your pup more complex tricks. King Cavrins are eager to please, so they'll love to conquer tricks in training. Be sure you have lots of treats at your disposal for training, especially in the early stages. Spontaneous refresher sessions do not require treat rewards, only praise.
King Cavrins are rather small in size but undeniably big in personality. This hybrid breed gets their intelligent and gentle nature from the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and their clever personality from the Cairn Terrier. Handlers of this breed should know they need physical and mental stimulation daily for about 45 minutes to an hour.
To meet this need, take your King Cavrin outdoors and play one of the many games available. Fetch, keep away and object hide and seek all promote moving and thinking. Daily walks and visits to the beach are sure to satisfy your King Cavrin as well. If you're looking for ways to spend time indoors, bake some treats to use for your obedience lessons. You can also prepare a spa at home for a day of pampering for your King Cavrin. With so many ways to keep your pup occupied, you'll never get bored spending time working your King Cavrin's body and brain!