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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Info

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Breed Information

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Lifespan: 2-6 years Height: 12-13" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 10-15 pups
Group: Toy Weight: 13-18 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 13 lbs that can reach 18 lbs. It is officially part of the Toy group and recognized by the FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, CKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed has a typical lifespan of 2 to 6 years, Long hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel should know that the average litter size is between 10 to 15 puppies.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Breed Characteristics

Group Toy Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog no
Origin England Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly yes Active Indoors somewhat
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs small
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks minimal Dangerous no

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Temperament

Gay, friendly, non-aggressive with no tendency towards nervousness or shyness. Bad temper, shyness, and meanness are not to be tolerated and are to be severely penalized as to effectively remove the specimen from competition

Health Problems

syringomyelia, hereditary eye disease, dislocating kneecaps (patella), back troubles, ear infections, early onset of deafness or hearing trouble. Sometime's hip dysplasia. Don't over feed. This breed tends to gain weight easily. Some lines are genetically disposed early onset to a serious heart problem, which sometimes causes early death. When selecting one of these dogs, it is extremely important to check the medical history of several previous generations.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Coat

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Colors

Rich chestnut markings well broken up on a clear, pearly white ground. The ears must be chestnut and the color evenly spaced on the head and surrounding both eyes, with a white blaze between the eyes and ears, in the center of which may be the lozenge or "Blenheim spot." The lozenge is a unique and desirable, though not essential, characteristic of the Blenheim. Tricolor - Jet black markings well broken up on a clear, pearly white ground. The ears must be black and the color evenly spaced on the head and surrounding both eyes, with a white blaze between the eyes. Rich tan markings over the eyes, on cheeks, inside ears and on underside of tail. Ruby - Whole-colored rich red. Black and Tan - Jet black with rich, bright tan markings over eyes, on cheeks, inside ears, on chest, legs, and on underside of tail. Faults - Heavy ticking on Blenheims or Tricolors, white marks on Rubies or Black and Tans

Recognized By

FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, CKC, APRI, ACR

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