King Cavrin

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13-18 lbs
Cavalier King Charles
Cairn Terrier
King Cavrin Spaniel, Cairn Terrier and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix
The King Cavrin is a hybrid which is the result of the breeding of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with a Cairn Terrier. Since this is a newer hybrid canine and there isn't much information available on the designer dog itself, we must glean what we can about this attractive dog from the abundance of information which is available on the parent breeds.  The parent breeds, originating  the United Kingdom and Scotland, have rich histories in their development, and their offspring will be an awesome addition to your family, keeping you entertained and loved for many years.   Your King Cavrin hybrid falls into the moderate maintenance category,  with low drool and smell tendencies.
Companion, protection, hunting
Date of Origin
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Cairn Terrier

King Cavrin Health

Average Size
Male King Cavrin size stats
Height: 10-13 inches Weight: 13-18 lbs
Female King Cavrin size stats
Height: 10-13 inches Weight: 13-18 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Craniomandibular Osteopathy
  • Syringomyelia
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Mono/Bilateral Cryptorchidism
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hemophilia
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Urolithiasis
  • Ichthyosis
  • Diabetes
Occasional Tests
  • Hip X-Rays
  • X-Rays
  • Biopsy
  • X-ray imaging
  • Blood Analysis
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis

King Cavrin Breed History

The King Cavrin is a newer hybrid which has been developed by mixing the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Cairn Terrier, and as such, has little information available for the hybrid itself.  To ascertain what makes this little bundle of love so interesting and appealing, we must look at the histories of the parent breeds.  The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has an interesting history, to say the least.  Date of origin of the Cavalier is unknown but what is known is that it began as a spaniel which caught the affection of King Charles I in the 1600's to the extent that the breed was named after him.  The history reveals that both King Charles I and King Charles II both adored the breed so much that they were seldom seen without several of them alongside.  A decree from the king even allowed them to be present in the House of Parliament, a decree which is still in existence today.  The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not a breed which was particularly financially beneficial to own, not being one to earn its keep in the traditional hunting tasks, making it impossible to own unless one was very wealthy or of royal descent. After the fall of the House of Stuart, the breed lost its popularity to the Pug for a time.  Queen Victoria is said to have had one as a child but she spent her life breeding and developing a toy breed that would become the English Toy Spaniel in America and the King Charles Spaniel in the United Kingdom, a breed that had a much shorter, flatter face, a domed skull and was shorted than the original Cavalier, causing the original breed to all but disappear.  The newer toy breed was developed from the mixing of the Cavalier with the Pug and the Japanese Chin.  In the 1920's, Roswell Eldridge, an American, paid a visit to England for the express purpose of locating the "old world type" of spaniel, not being impressed with the newer "toy" version developed by the Queen.  In 1926, he hosted a contest, with an attractive reward, in an attempt to find a male and a female which resembled the spaniel of King Charles II time..."long face, no stop, flat skull, not inclined to be domed and with the spot in the center of the skull".  He ran the contest for 5 years and he was able to find a winner in 1927.  The monetary prize that was offered for the winner prompted more interest in the development of the original paniel and gave us the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that we know and love today. The Cairn Terrier originated in Scotland and can be traced back  to the 17th century.  They come from a line of extremely old terriers from the Isle of Skye and were bred for the purposes of courageous hunting and bolting of various types of vermin, foxes and otter from the rugged cliffs, ledges and rocks of the coasts of Scotland.  Their breeding made them hard working canines who could survive harsh climates with what seemed like unlimited energy to hunt the various prey as required by their owners.  Scotland's terriers descended from the same stock from the islands and western highlands, eventually evolving in various terrier breeds: Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Skye Terrier, Scottish Terrier, West Highland White Terrier and the Cairn Terrier.  The original Cairn Terrier was called the Cairn Terrier of Skye, a name fanciers agreed upon in 1910 as a result of the confusion with the "Short-haired Skyes" and "Skye Terriers".  It was first recognized as Cairn Terriers at dog shows in Britain in 1912 and by the American Kennel Club in 1913.  It is considered to be one of the oldest known terrier breeds.  You will likely recognize him as  "Toto" in the movie "The Wizard of Oz", a part which he played that truly epitomized his heritage.  Despite a century of pure-bred dog show participation, this breed has remained an amazing example of its true ancestral heritage, changing neither in appearance or temperament.  The King Cavrin hybrid itself is recognized by the following organizations: American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Breed Registry, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America, Inc. and the International Designer Canine Registry.

King Cavrin Breed Appearance

The King Cavrin is a hybrid mix of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Cairn Terrier and, as such, can take on the physical characteristics of either or both parent breeds.  Your King Cavin could have a coat which is dense, fine, harsh and rough, long, short or silky; small, beautiful eyes with a distinctive expression or medium-sized hazel or dark hazel eyes giving a keen expression;  the ears could be long, feathered and silky or small, erect and pointed; the tail will likely be short or docked and carried highly; a body shape which is close to square and proportioned, slightly longer than tall or short-legged, strong, well-muscled and balanced but not heavy; a strong muzzle with scissors bite; feet that are compact with thick pads; the coat can be moderate in length, silky and wavy or or double coated with profuse hard outer coat and short, soft, close furry undercoat, giving him a scruffy look.  Your King Cavrin could come in an assortment of colors: blenheim (rich chestnut on a pearly white background), tricolor (black on white with tan markings on the face and tail), black and tan or solid ruby or it could be red, brindle, black, sand and gray.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel King Cavrin eyes
brown King Cavrin eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black King Cavrin nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black King Cavrin coat
gray King Cavrin coat
red King Cavrin coat
cream King Cavrin coat
brindle King Cavrin coat
white King Cavrin coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
King Cavrin wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

King Cavrin Breed Maintenance

The King Cavrin is a hybrid mix of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Cairn Terrier and can take on the physical and appearance characteristics of either or both parent breeds.  He falls into a moderate level of maintenance, being most likely a minimal to moderate shedder and may or may not be hypoallergenic, depending upon which parent breed has the most influence in the bio mix.  The hybrid will need brushing likely several times a week and bathing only as needed.  Attention to the length of the toenails, the cleanliness of the ears and teeth will need to be tended to frequently to keep him healthy and happy.  Eye examinations and ear examinations and cleanings will be required to keep the eyes and ears free of infection.  Dental examinations and the teeth cleanings done both at home and by the veterinary dental professional will help to avoid periodontal disease development which can cause loss of teeth over time.
Brushes for King Cavrin
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
King Cavrin requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

King Cavrin Temperament

Your King Cavrin hybrid is a mix of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Cairn Terrier and could have temperament traits from one or a nice mix of both.  The King Cavrin has been described as very loving, affectionate, happy, great with people of a variety of ages (especially so with children), intelligent, eager to please and energetic.  Because of the hunting heritage from the parent breeds, your King Cavrin may need early socialization to avoid the embarrassing episodes of giving chase to other animals of varying size.  They are said to be fast learners when in training due to their eagerness to please their beloved human family.  This hybrid is energetic and will require daily exercise for best fitness and health. Other temperament traits which have been associated with this canine breed are: affection, cheerfulness, independence, and loyalty.

King Cavrin Activity Requirements

They are energetic, requiring daily walks and periods of play to spend that energy to remain fit, healthy and happy.  The hybrid is capable of moderate levels of wanderlust and should be exercised in a fenced area or on leash.  Unless you enjoy chasing your pet as he investigates interesting and unusual scents, it is recommended that you have him on leash whenever he is outside the house and the confines of a fenced yard or dog park.  Daily walks, games of fetch and Frisbee and romping in the fenced back yard or dog park all activities that your King Cavrin will enjoy.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
5 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
40 minutes

King Cavrin Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

King Cavrin Height & Weight

6 Months
Male King Cavrin size stats at six months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 12 lbs
Female King Cavrin size stats at six months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 12 lbs
12 Months
Male King Cavrin size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 15 lbs
Female King Cavrin size stats at 12 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 15 lbs
18 Months
Male King Cavrin size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 15 lbs
Female King Cavrin size stats at 18 months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 15 lbs

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