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- Cavalier King -

Description: This breed is happy, friendly and non-aggressive with no tendency towards nervousness or shyness. These lovable, engaging and high-spirited dogs do well in either the city or the country and interact well with children.

Cavalier Kings seem to be joined to their family/owners/handlers at the hip. These dogs are intelligent, obedient and gentle. The Cavalier does need regular exercise for good health and happiness.

Height: 12 - 13 inches
Weight: 10 - 18 lbs.

Colors: Black and Tan - black with bright tan marks above eyes, head, chest, legs, underside of tail; white marks undesirable. Ruby - Rich red; white markings undesirable. Blenheim - Chestnut markings, well broken up, on white ground; markings evenly divided on head, lozenge between ears. Tricolor - black and white, well spaced and broken up, with tan markings over head, inside legs, on underside of tail.
Coat: Long, silky, free from curl

Temperament: Friendly, obedient, sensible
With Children: Yes, children should be older if just a puppy.
With Pets: Good
Special Skills: Family pet.

Watch-dog: Moderate
Guard-dog: Low

Care and Training: Weekly grooming with a firm bristle brush with special attention to the ears. Bathe only when necessary. Minimal exercise is needed, but he does enjoy a romp in the park or a backyard with a playmate.
Learning Rate: High intelligence.

Activity: Moderate
Living Environment: Indoor dog. Best with fenced yard and walks on leash.

Health Issues: Patella luxation, eye conditions, heart murmurs and ear infections.

Life Span: 9 - 11 Years
Litter Size: 2 - 6

Country of Origin: Great Britain
History: His origins are from the King Charles Spaniel, who through selective breeding from the Toy Spaniel was produced to have a more exaggerated head with a great dome and flatter face, possible from the Pug though it is uncertain. Cavalier was a crossing of the King Charles and the Cocker Spaniel. His name is from King Charles II who kept a large number of Toy Spaniels. He was a favorite of the aristocracy in the early nineteenth century. A dog called Ann's Son became the model for the first breed Standards and in 1945 the Kennel Club granted the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel separate registration.

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