Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Breed Maintenance
The coat of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, because of the length and texture, should be brushed every other day with a comb or a firm bristle brush in order to avoid matting and tangling of the feathers. Often, owners will have a groomer do the job as the feathering on the ears and the hair between the footpads must be trimmed regularly. An average shedder, this canine is not hypoallergenic. The ears should be checked and cleaned regularly due to the fact that they are long and have fur on them which may allow moisture to remain trapped inside. Bacteria and yeast can easily build up, causing ear infections and odor. Teeth should be cleaned every year once they reach adulthood and you can do your part against dental disease by brushing your dog’s teeth daily, or at minimum, three times per week. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can adapt well to an apartment setting, but will be most content having access to a fenced yard for playtime after walks. Because of his short muzzle and long hair, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel should not be walked or left outside in hot weather. They should be fed ½ to 1 cup of quality kibble twice a day.