Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Description
These dogs have a muzzle that is shaped like a cone, and their heads are flat. The ears should have an extended length and should be surrounded by fur. The coat of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel should have a silky texture, and the acceptable coat colors for this breed are black tan, red, white, or chestnut. A combination of three of these colors may also be present as well.
Also Known As
- Blenheim Spaniel
- Ruby Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a loving dog that will wag its tail excessively. While they are kind, they are also brave. These dogs will work hard to please their masters. They have reasonable amounts of intelligence, and are easy to handle and train. These dogs have performed consistently well in obedience tests. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel will behave well with other dogs and pets, and they are extremely sociable. This is not a dog that owners will want to leave alone for extended periods of time. These dogs love to chase things, and this includes cars. Owners will want to train them not to do this while they’re young or keep them in a safe area.
This breed is susceptible to developing patella, eye problems, ear infections, back issues, hip dysplasia, and deafness. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can gain weight within a short period of time, so it is important for owners to avoid feeding it more food than it needs. This breed will have a maximum life expectancy of 14 years.
These dogs can adapt to a wide variety of different exercises. You can run them around a park, or you can let them run free in a safe area. They should never be unleashed in public, as they have a tendency to run after moving objects. These dogs are good for people who live in apartments. They are somewhat active inside the home, and they can get all the exercise they need in a small yard. These dogs cannot tolerate hot weather, so owners will want to protect them during the summer months.
Special Grooming Needs
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has an elaborate coat that needs extensive amounts of grooming. Owners will want to make sure tangles or mats are removed, and the coat should be combed or brushed consistently. Fur will grow between the toes, and owners will want to make sure it is cut.