Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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13-18 lbs
12-13"
England
Cav, Cavies

Diverged from the King Charles Spaniel in the 1920s, all modern Cavalier King Charles Spaniels descend from six dogs that survived World War II.  Their deeper roots lie in Spaniels of the 1600s that were cross-bred with Pugs for their favored short-nosed faces. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a toy dog with smooth long wavy hair that comes in one of four color patterns: chestnut brown and white (Blenheim); black, white, and tan (Prince Charles); black and tan (King Charles); and chestnut (Ruby). They can be distinguished from the King Charles Spaniel by their domed skulls, slightly larger stature, higher set ears, and longer muzzles. As Spaniels, they come from a line of hunters, but they are now companion dogs, sometimes even called "comforter spaniels” because of their companionate nature. They are friendly, affectionate, people-oriented, and good with children and other dogs of any size, but because they are so people-oriented, they require a lot of human social interaction, and should not be regularly left alone. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is eager to please, but of only average intelligence. They are too friendly to be good guard dogs, and enjoy chasing birds, small animals, and cars. They should be regularly brushed, but never trimmed.

Purpose
flushing small birds, lapdog
Date of Origin
1600s
Ancestry
blenheim, red and white king charles, toy trawler spaniels

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Health

Sketch of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Average Size
Male Cavalier King Charles Spaniel size stats
Height: 12-13 inches Weight: 13-18 lbs
Female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel size stats
Height: 12-13 inches Weight: 13-18 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Syringomyelia
Minor Concerns
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Episodic Falling
Occasional Tests
  • Cardiac
  • Eye
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Breed History

Thought to be a descendant of the Toy Spaniel, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, as we know it today, has roots in the United Kingdom. The ancient, deeper roots are known to be in the Far East, Malta and Italy but much of what we see today in this canine evolved due to this breed’s time as a companion to royalty. First seen in paintings by famous artists such as Gainsborough and Van Dyck, The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was a favorite of kings Charles I and Charles II, leading to the association of the name. King Charles II was so enchanted by the breed that he decreed the Spaniels to be allowed in any public place, including parliament. Standards for the breed were not set for some time; variations in the dog as far as color, jawline, head shape and stature were many. It wasn’t until the 1920’s that a breed standard was determined. The first Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was brought to the United States in 1952, though it wasn't until 1995 that the American Kennel Club finally recognized the breed. Their popularity has since grown so much that it is now the 18th most popular breed in the United States. The Cav’s greatest media exposure came as one of their kind played “Elizabeth Taylor,” the pet dog of Charlotte York, one of the four principal characters in the legendary television series “Sex and the City.”

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Breed Appearance

One of the endearing features of this sweet breed is the expression on the face, highlighted by the round, dark eyes that are slightly bulging. The muzzle is described as tapered, and the ears are fairly long, sitting high on a domed head. Feathering on the legs, feet, tail, chest, and ears add to the elegant look of this breed when in movement. The gait is often described as smooth and graceful. The coat, which is medium to long in length, comes in a variety of colors including Ruby (all chestnut red), Blenheim (chestnut markings on a white ground), Prince Charles or tricolor (black markings on white with a white blaze between the eyes and tan markings over the eyes, on the cheeks, inside the ears, and on the underside of the tail), and King Charles (black with tan markings over the eyes, on the cheeks, inside the ears, and on the chest, legs, and underside of tail). Some have a chestnut red spot right in the middle of the forehead, which is known as the Blenheim Spot, or the Duchess Thumb Print. The coat of this Spaniel is wavy and silky.
Appearance of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Cavalier King Charles Spaniel eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Cavalier King Charles Spaniel nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
red Cavalier King Charles Spaniel coat
Red
black Cavalier King Charles Spaniel coat
Black
white Cavalier King Charles Spaniel coat
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

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.

Brushes for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Pin Brush
Comb
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Brushing Frequency
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires daily brushing
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Temperament

A gentle, curious, and playful breed, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an affectionate dog that loves to explore and roam. This breed is a great family dog, well-suited to living with children and other dogs of all sizes, and as they are great lap-cuddlers, they can be excellent therapy dogs for the disabled or the elderly. Even though they seem to be best-suited to cuddling and companionship, they are also active, sporting dogs who like to chase things. They can live equally well in the city or the country, and do well as part of a pack of two or more dogs. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel needs human companionship to be happy, and should not be left alone for long periods of time. This breed is moderately intelligent, and responds well to gentle training. Because they are so friendly with family members and strangers alike, they do not make good guard dogs. 

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Popularity

Popularity ranking
#19
Popular Hybrids
Brussalier
Brussels Griffon
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Brussalier
Cav-A-Mo
American Eskimo
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cav-A-Mo
Cava-Corgi
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Cava-Corgi
Cav-A-Jack
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Jack Russell Terrier
Cav-A-Jack
Beaglier
Beagle
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Beaglier

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.75 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Height & Weight

6 Months
Sketch of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel at six months
Male Cavalier King Charles Spaniel size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 7 lbs
Female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel size stats at six months
Height: 6 inches Weight: 7 lbs
12 Months
Sketch of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel at 12 months
Male Cavalier King Charles Spaniel size stats at 12 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 12 lbs
Female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel size stats at 12 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 12 lbs
18 Months
Sketch of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel at 18 months
Male Cavalier King Charles Spaniel size stats at 18 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 15 lbs
Female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel size stats at 18 months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 15 lbs

Top Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Breeders

Check out who made our list for the most reputable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeders of 2018.
Top Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeder Coosa Creek Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
Coosa Creek Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
Lake Worth, Florida
Top Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeder Mid Lake Cavaliers
Mid Lake Cavaliers
New York, New York
Top Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeder King Charles Cavaliers Spaniels by Val
King Charles Cavaliers Spaniels by Val
Cape Coral, Florida
Top Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeder Kabaret Cavaliers & Tibeten spaniels
Kabaret Cavaliers & Tibeten spaniels
Bonita, California
Top Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeder Cavaliers Of Castlemar
Cavaliers Of Castlemar
Durant, Oklahoma
Top Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeder Countrymanor Cavaliers
Countrymanor Cavaliers
North Sioux City, South Dakota
Top Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeder Deb-Mar's Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
Deb-Mar's Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
Deer Park, New York
Top Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeder Chadwick Cavaliers
Chadwick Cavaliers
Hawleyville, Connecticut
Top Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeder Lizmere Cavaliers
Lizmere Cavaliers
Casar, North Carolina

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Owner Experiences

Sunny
5 Months
3 People
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She's been nothing but AWESOME! She's so mellow, super sweet & lovable! She learned quickly not to pee in the house. She will hold it until she goes outside. She loves all 3 of us, my hubby, my 7 year old daughter & myself.
6 months, 2 weeks ago
7 Years
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Cavaliers are a gentle, pint-sized bundle of tail-wagging happiness. They are extremely friendly and the ones I have walked have been well trained. The Cavalier is a good walker, but I have found they are not fast paced, but prefer to go at a laid back pace and check everything out. They are so friendly, they will want to say hello to everyone on the street, young, old, male, or female, it does not matter, these dogs are highly social and just want to say hello and get a pat on the head. They do seem to get along with most other dogs as well, but are vocal so barking is very common. They are not to territorial, but males will be more aggressive. All in all not a bad walk.
6 months, 3 weeks ago
2 Months
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petting
Explore the city
snuggling
Fetch
explore house
Fech
Playing
I was actually watching a mix between a king Charles spaniel and a poodle (cavapoo) and it was the sweetest dog I have ever met. It was Christmas time and everyone that came over immediately started obsessing over her. She was only 2 months old and was not fully trained but she was so laid back and adaptable. She had so much personality and made everybody laugh. She hardly made any noise- no barking or crying. She barely even made noise when she walked or ran- she only weighed about a pound! She loved to run and was very good at bringing back whatever you threw for her. She loved to be with people and could fall asleep pretty much anywhere. She was the most affectionate and even tempered dog I have ever watched! I am now in love with this breed and may even consider getting a cavapoo puppy of my own!
6 months, 3 weeks ago
5 Years
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The Cavalier King Charles Spaniels that I walked were brother and sister, and were some of the most shy dogs that I have met. They were not hostile or anything towards me, but were quite nervous when they first met me, and shook out of fear for quite a bit of time before warming up to me. They were not super active, and we only get about 0.7 or 0.8 miles on our walk together, but they were happy to be outside. They were a bit scared of larger dogs, but played very well with each other, and were very well behaved with me. They liked rolling around in the grass and sniffing flowers, but weren’t ones for running around or getting lots of exercise. They also did not seem to mind being put back in crates after the end of the walk.
6 months, 3 weeks ago
4 Years
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Running
pulling
This spaniel I walked was sooo beautiful with a gorgeous soft, silky coat. It had a ton of energy, which I'm always surprised to discover when the breeds are on the smaller side. It did like to pull a TON so it was difficult to walk. It had a crazy amount of strength for its size and sadly this meant it was choking against its collar everytime it pulled. It was really bad to the point where he would cough out phlegm and had to rest for a second before continuing to do the same. I was trying to get him to stop pulling so much, but he was extremely badly trained and very stubborn, much to his own detriment. I mentioned in the notes to the owner that he would do well to get a gentle leader or even a harness because of how bad this dog was pulling, but I guess he took it the wrong way because he gave me four stars on my review. Sucks for that little guy having a stubborn oaf of an owner! This spaniel loved to chase everything and anything, hence his pulling everywhere on the walk. He was also not at all friendly with other dogs, which is unusual for this breed. He can live equally well in the city or the country, and makes a good apartment dog because of his size though his barking must be controlled. They are a vocal breed. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel needs human companionship to be happy, and should not be left alone for long periods of time. He can develop separation anxiety and this particular one seemed destructive. While his owner was away, he had chewed on the bathroom rug and was making his way through the curtains when I arrived. The thing with Wag clients is sometimes they dont realize we are merely walkers, not trainers. We do not have enough time or compensation to be training the bad habits out of the dog, though many walkers including myself will do this, going beyond the scope of the job. It's a shame that this spaniel was not properly trained so his owner could not enjoy the full benefits of the breed. They are very, very affectionate and gentle with other people and thus can be used as therapy or even guide dogs! They are an amazing breed that needs the right training and the right human owner.
6 months, 3 weeks ago
6 Years
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pullingh
This spaniel I walked was sooo beautiful with a gorgeous soft, silky coat. It had a ton of energy, which I'm always surprised to discover when the breeds are on the smaller side. It did like to pull a TON so it was difficult to walk. It had a crazy amount of strength for its size and sadly this meant it was choking against its collar everytime it pulled. It was really bad to the point where he would cough out phlegm and had to rest for a second before continuing to do the same. I was trying to get him to stop pulling so much, but he was extremely badly trained and very stubborn, much to his own detriment. I mentioned in the notes to the owner that he would do well to get a gentle leader or even a harness because of how bad this dog was pulling, but I guess he took it the wrong way because he gave me four stars on my review. Sucks for that little guy having a stubborn oaf of an owner! This spaniel loved to chase everything and anything, hence his pulling everywhere on the walk. He was also not at all friendly with other dogs, which is unusual for this breed. He can live equally well in the city or the country, and makes a good apartment dog because of his size though his barking must be controlled. They are a vocal breed. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel needs human companionship to be happy, and should not be left alone for long periods of time. He can develop separation anxiety and this particular one seemed destructive. While his owner was away, he had chewed on the bathroom rug and was making his way through the curtains when I arrived. The thing with Wag clients is sometimes they dont realize we are merely walkers, not trainers. We do not have enough time or compensation to be training the bad habits out of the dog, though many walkers including myself will do this, going beyond the scope of the job. It's a shame that this spaniel was not properly trained so his owner could not enjoy the full benefits of the breed. They are very, very affectionate and gentle with other people and thus can be used as therapy or even guide dogs! They are an amazing breed that needs the right training and the right human owner.
6 months, 3 weeks ago
3 Years
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Run
jump
cuddle
I have worked with two King Charles Cavaliers, and here I will detail my collective experience with both of them. The accompanying statistics were averaged to depict the breed in general based on these two encounters between a happy, innocent King Charles and a friendly but opinionated King Charles. These Cavaliers represent a popular breed today for many key reasons one would imagine when anticipating owning a dog: they respond well to direction; they are trusting and loyal in the sense that they continually touch base with their walkers while sniffing and inspecting quite independently, like a normal dog; they are high energy and docile; they do not mind being pet and their interactions lean toward the amicable and social; they love to run and vigorously engage with their environment, but given their size they pose no real issues when it comes to reigning them in. As with all breeds, an amalgam of characteristics form the foundation of the sweet, lovely “King Charles” disposition, however variations in taste are to be expected. The second of the two I have worked with was an ideal walking partner, except he loathed the application of his harness. I had to wear thick leather gloves to attach his harness without getting bitten. Dogs can read us humans quite well, and though he continued to nip and growl, his overall body language indicated that he knew both that I was unafraid and that I was doing what was necessary to ensure a great walk for him. This is not necessarily a mark against the breed, but rather an overall observation of dogs in general, some of which need to have a sense of familiarly before trusting a new face, while others exhibit the same understanding only immediately. The first King Charles I worked with fit the latter description. It seemed that she did not need to know me specifically in order to appreciate our time together in general. She was happy and doing spins up and down the stairs. She made no attempt to scrounge for garbage and kept her distance from other dogs. This type of disinterestedness is not antisocial, but something I feel to be characteristic of the breed overall: they are openly loving dogs, well-suited for city life, whose gentle nature allows for an easy, initial sense of companionship. Even the more aggressive King Charles trusted me immediately and had no problem being pet or shown affection once we were out and about walking.
6 months, 3 weeks ago
7 Years
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I have walked one Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and he is the absolute sweetest! I don’t think his tail ever stopped wagging the entire time I was with him! He was probably one of the sweetest dog Is have ever met and he was just such a happy and easy going pup! He did like to try and find things to eat off the ground and so had to watch him pretty closely. He listened very well throughout the walk and seemed to always look at me for approval of what he was doing. He stayed close the entire walk, but still seemed happy and enjoyed his walk the entire time. When we were not walking, all he wanted to do was cuddle and absolutely loves all the attention! For someone looking for an amazingly sweet dog, this breed will not disappoint!
6 months, 3 weeks ago
2 Years
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Run
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very sweet and have gorgeous coats. They have strong personalities and can be a little head strong, so sometimes they will want to go on walks and sometimes they won't. For example, there is a beautiful young Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who I have walked multiple times. He is very high energy and loves to run: two times we walked two miles in a half an hour! But then another time we only walked for ten minutes before he started whining and pulling back towards home. They are super sweet though. They generally love rolling over for belly rubs! They will also curl up next to you once they are ready to slow down. Keep an eye on their hips, as those can sometimes be a weak spot.
6 months, 3 weeks ago
4 Years
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Coco and his brother Charlie were some of the calmest, yet caring dogs I've had the pleasure to walk. Their owner was busy for a week or so and had set up a reoccurring schedule for me to walk them in the early afternoon Monday through Friday. Upon entering the apartment, they both greeted me at the door with much enthusiasm. They were clearly very excited to go on our 30 minute stroll. The owner, as mentioned before, was not home unfortunately but we communicated via texting and calling. She requested that I ensured they both went to the restroom and that they were well taken care of. We left the complex and proceeded to the nearby park. The park was located next to a large golf course so we had plenty of room to roam and play. They particularly enjoyed each others company but would occasionally come over to receive a gentle petting or a scratch on the head. All in all a great experience and hope to see the dynamic duo again in the future
6 months, 3 weeks ago
3 Years
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Sniffing
Belly rubs
Cavalier King Charles are a wonderful breed to walk with! They are so very regal and elegant in name and stature. They draw the eye of everyone they pass. They are a gentle breed and just want to be loved and admired! My walk with my Cavalier nugget was wonderful, she was very sweet and wanted to say hi to everyone we passed! She was very investigative and smelled all the smells on the side walks and up the trees. It was a little chilly and drizzly on our walk together, so I made sure to put on her sweater and rain coat. It’s always a pleasure walking with Cavalier King Charles, and I always hope to walk with one of the regal nuggets again soon!
6 months, 4 weeks ago
2 Years
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The Cavalier King Charles I walked was decently friendly, but not affectionate. He was a little sick the day I had him. Very much had a mind of his own and would sometimes stop in the middle of crosswalks and tugged a lot the closer we got to his home. Unresponsive to any commands.
6 months, 4 weeks ago
8 Years
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I walked this older Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who has hip problems but is super sweet and friendly with humans. She cannot go up and down the stairs, so we keep to flat terrain or slopes to avoid causing her pain. She doesn’t need a lot of exercise at this age so we keep to a pretty short walk for her to take care of her business. She loves human interactions so often she will walk in front of humans and then sit there waiting for petting and cooing words, then it can be hard to convince her to move on once she is in her human attention mode. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very gentle with other breeds, humans and children, and are one of the best family companions you can find in the dog world. They might need some coaxing and a firm hand when they are stuck in human attention mode.
6 months, 4 weeks ago
8 Years
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Exploring
petting
Walking
Throughout my experience walking this dog breed, I was only allowed a twenty minute window to study it. However, during the time I was able to bond with him. He was very friendly, greeted me at the door as if I was his owner, and very excitably waited for his leash to be put on. He was very patient for me and ready for the walk. Because of his short stature, our walk was pretty slow. Not moving very fast paced, he also did not attempt to chase or run after anything. A very good sign for someone looking for a docile and obedient dog. He kept stopping and looking for pets, which was absolutely adorable. This breed seems to enjoy the affection of another. Wanting to explore and roam around, we spent the first half of the walk sniffing everything. However, towards the end of the walk he was persistent on going back home. Trying to control where the walk went, he seemed to either want to get home to his owner or back inside out of the cold. Or perhaps he had met his physical activity level for the day. I concluded that this dog does not like to be alone. He is a home body and wants constant companionship from his other animal and family members. Seemingly great tempered, I would think this would be a perfect family dog. Very cuddly, he would love up on anyone of his family members. Also requiring minimal exercise per day, this dog might be ideal for someone living in an apartment complex or town home. He looked to thrive in the town home he currently lived in, which led me to believe he would do well in any type of surrounding environment. The breed seemed to also be very gentle and ‘soft spoken’. I never heard the dog bark or change it’s attitude away from the very kind and sweet demeanor it first showed me. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel seemed to be well behaved, maybe because of the natural demeanor or because of the simplicity level required to train it. He seemed to be very well leash trained and listen adequately when encouraging him to finish his walk instead of head home. I think this breed is intelligent but naive. He seems to trust everyone and doesn’t understand most of the commands normally used. Wonderfully sweet and passionate breed to have as a pet though.
7 months ago
10 Years
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Cavaliers tend to be very slow-moving and a bit stubborn. They are more choosy in who they like and dislike, in terms of both humans and other dogs. They're not afraid to growl or bark if they become disgruntled with something. They like to go their own pace and take their time in the process.
7 months ago
9 Years
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Laying in the sun
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are great family pets. My Cavalier, Faline, is super affectionate and loves to sit on my lap. She is very gentle towards children and somewhat timid around other dogs. She hardly ever barks and walks at a relatively slow pace when I take her outside. Her fur is relatively long, so we have to groom her quite frequently. Cavaliers genetically tend to be more susceptible to heart problems, so we make sure to let her get moderate amounts of exercise at least once a day and have regular check-ups with the vet. Although I would describe these dogs as high-maintenance in terms of health and grooming, they are so gentle, loving, and adorable that the expenses to the vet are worth it! They would definitely be my first recommendation for a family with smaller children
7 months ago
5 Years
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They are the sweetest. I have walked a six month puppy and an older 5 year old and both were very affectionate. They have a lower energy so they are a very easy walk. The 5 year old showed interest in a larger dog and didn't seem to realize he was much smaller. The youngest wasn't used to a long walk to had to be picked up periodically, but got used to it quickly.
7 months ago
Eight Months
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When a saying is used over and over you sorta take it for granted. Use it so many times that it is almost not special. Well, with Charlie the puppy 1. It felt like love at first sight and 2. I didn't want the day (walk) to ever end. I was lucky that his owner requested an hour walk. We were able to walk, have a mini photo session, run, and the most special thing just to sit on a bench nest to a puppy who's eyes only cried love. I'll never forget the walk but also that connection and serenity I felt while Charlie sat next to me with googly eyes. I understood then that that is why this type of breed is an ideal companion to any, but for those who are a little bit lonely, like the elderly. I really hope that this puppy grows up and doesn't forget how sweet he is and that look of "I'm here, I love you". I'm sure it will mean the world to those who have and are yet to meet him!
7 months ago
10 Years
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They were very smart and friendly, it was a pair of them. They were attentive and sweet.
7 months ago
4 Years
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They are super affectionate little dogs with plenty of energy! They greet you at the door with their tails wagging as if they've never met a stranger. They have plenty of energy for sniffing and long walks.
7 months ago
2 Years
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CVCS's are so so sweet. They're are so extremely excited to meet people, very sociable. I feel like they're little kids, so curious and excited by the littlest things. They can be a little opinionated on what they want to do, i.e. a little stubborn, but nothing unmanageable or super annoying.
7 months ago
2 Years
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are just so lovely. They are extremely sweet and gentle, and I've noticed they're great with kids. They are curious too and love peeking into store windows and sniffing everything! Their coat does require some upkeep and they do shed. They are also very easy to train!
7 months ago
2 Years
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They love attention and are very mellow. I have seen puppies that are much more energetic but even though the one I walked was on the younger side, she was very mellow. Very sweet hardly ever aggressive. Overall great companion animal
7 months ago
4 Years
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This particular spaniel was friendly, but a little hesitant to let me touch her at first. She was a little anxious and had a skin problem due to continuous licking. When outside though, she liked a nice casual walk.
7 months ago
3 Years
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Fetch
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being pet
Chasing birds
Very affectionate, playful, and excited. Eager to please, always wagging and happy, but sometimes TOO excited to be a good listener. They just want to be with you and have your attention! One of my favorite breeds to walk because they are so affectionate, friendly, and playful.
7 months ago
3 Years
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very sweet and easy dogs - I love walking them! They might seem scared at first, but easily warm up to people and love attention / affection. They walk at a leisurely pace and but love to stop and sniff around. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels like to occasionally say hi to other dogs and do not tend to act aggressively. They love to play with their toys, especially squeaky toys. They are easy to train and often sit on command without treats.
7 months ago
3 Years
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Cavs are very friendly and love affection. I've noticed older Cavs don't want to walk for very long.
7 months ago
5 Years
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I have walked a few different Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and they have all been very friendly and good tempered.
7 months ago
2 Years
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Cavaliers are the best!!! I've never met a Cavalier that isn't a total sweetheart. They love everyone! Big sniffers when they're out for walks! Very obedient. They're always ready for cuddles and are so gentle!
7 months ago
3 Years
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The King Charles Cavalier's that I have walked have always been extremely affectionate and loving. They have always been very excited when I arrive and have loved getting pet. They have a very slow pace to their walks and seem to enjoy it rather than walking at a fast pace. They are always very friendly with other dogs and people when on walks, and love getting attention from other people as well when I am walking them.
7 months ago
Merlin
2 Years
3 People
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Goibg for walk in local park
Merlin has brought great joy into my life. I lost my little papillion 2 years ago due to a rare kidney disease. I cried for months non stop until one day going into our local pet store to by some fish for our aquarium. Merlin was brought in by a gentlemen whom owned Merlins father. He was untrainable for show. I knew right away he was for me, I fell in love with him. His price tag was scary. He came AKC registered and his father was a show dog. I have always rescued animals never purchased. I prayed to bring Merlin into my life. 3 weeks went by and no one purchased him. Very unusual because this pet place can usally sell in a few days. I reccidved a check in the mail unexpected in the amount of 400 dollars, not alot of money but Alot to me. I went down to the pet store and pleated my case with the cash. Well they agreed and Merlin came home with me and filled me with new life. He is lovable, kind, gentle, funny, caring, smart, loyal and mine. I will always be grateful for my king Charles Cavalier. I recommend getting one of these beatiful Cavaliers for yourself. You will thank yourself for doing so.
9 months, 3 weeks ago
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