The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small, family friendly dog that forms part of the toy group.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel belongs to the toy group of dogs.
The breed comes in a variety of colours which include:
The body is black, with tan markings above the eyes, on the cheeks and the inside of the ears. Tan markings are also seen on the chest and legs and the underside of the tail.
The Blenheim has chestnut and white markings on the body. On the face is a distinctive white blaze that divides the chesnut markings.
The entire coat is a rich red colour.
The Tricolour has black and white markings on the body. Tan markings are seen over the eyes, on the cheeks and the inside of the ears and legs.
Height bitch 30-33cms
Height dog 30-33cms
Weight (kilos) bitch 5.9-8.2kgs
Weight (kilos) dog 5.9-8.2kgs
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires around an hour of exercise every day.
The breed is noted for its affectionate, gentle and devoted temperament, and aggression in this dog is very rare. It is a fantastic family dog, and loves the company of children. It loves companionship and being part of the family unit. It is normally sociable with other dogs, and can live happily alongside cats, and if socialised well, even other smaller pets.
Yes,the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is easy to train and obedient. It is also a practical size for most family homes, and can is perfectly content to live in an apartment as long as its exercise needs are met.
The fine silky coat is a medium length with longer featherings on the ears, chest, abdomen, tail, back of the legs and paws.
High. The coat and especially the featherings need daily grooming with a soft slicker brush to keep the coat matt and tangle free. The featherings on the ears may dangle in food and water bowls so need to be checked and cleaned after meal times. Fur on the paws and pads can grow quite long and may need to be trimmed away regularly. Your CKCS may benefit from regular professional grooming sessions to keep the coat in good condition.
No. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sheds hair steadily throughout the year, making it an unsuitable choice of dog for allergy sufferers.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel does have some possible inherited health issues, and owners should should consult their breeder about the following known issues:
As with all pedigree dogs, it is very important to obtain a puppy from a reputable source where you can be guaranteed that it has been bred with a view to avoiding the inherent physical and psychological diseases of the breed.
Many Cavaliers tend to enjoy their food and are prone to obesity which in turn can lead to health probems. Food portions
should be measured out to avoid over feeding. Remember to allow for any other treats that may be fed during the day.
A healthy Cavalier King Charles Spaniel should expect to enjoy a life expectancy of 9-14 years.
Expect to pay around £500-£750 for a pedigree puppy and litters are normally available. There are generally 2-6 puppies in an average litter. There were 4,3831 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies registered with the Kennel Club in 2015.
A dog or bitch weighing 7kgs will require around 150gms of complete dry food daily. A dog or bitch weighing 7kgs will cost around £3.50 per week to feed.
Our figures are based on feeding an ‘above average quality’ and popular complete dry food bought from a leading supermarket.
Remember to budget for essential pet treatments and procedures that are not covered by pet insurance policies including: