Breed Group : Toy
Weight : 10-18 lbs ( 4.5 – 8.1 kg )
Height : 11-13 inches ( 27-33 centimeters )
Breed Overview Information : The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of those small breed of dogs usually considered one of the toy dog breeds. The dog breed originated way back in the 20th century, with roots back from the time of King Charles II of England, as the older King Charles Spaniel of the Restoration. Because the king so loved the dog, he even passed a law allowed the dog breed in parliament. Perhaps the largest toy breed, the Cavalier (along with the Pug) is a though clearly lap dog but for a spaniel it is still quite small, with the fully-grown ones roughly as big as the more conventional Spaniel breed adolescents. It’s standard size include a height between 29 and 33 cm (12–13 inches) and weight between 4.5 and 8.5 kg (10 and 18 lb).
Breed Character Information :  The extremely social nature of the Cavalier KC Spaniel means that they require almost constant companionship from humans or other dogs, and are not suited to spending long periods of time on their own. This dog breed is the friendliest of the toy group.
Breed Coat Information :  Despite its being a small dog, the small spaniel has substantial silky coat of moderate length, often with a mild wave, and long ears. Four colours are recognized which include Blenheim, tricolor, ruby, or black & tan. Parti-colors are the colours that include white: Blenheim and Tricolour. Whole-colors have no white: Black and Tan, and Ruby. The Blenheim is the most common color. Unlike most other spaniels, the Cavalier has a full-length tail well-feathered with long hair, which is typically carried aloft when walking. In adulthood, Cavaliers grow lengthy feathering on their ears, chest, legs, feet and tail; breed standards demand this be kept long, with the feathering on the feet cited as a particularly important feature of the breed.
Breed Temperament Information :The dog breed is highly affectionate, and some have called the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel “the ultimate lap dog” or the “love sponge” of dogs. Most dogs of the breed are playful, extremely patient and eager to please. As such, puppies of the breed are usually good with children and other dogs. A well-socialized Cavalier will not be shy about socializing with much larger dogs. (However, on occasion, this tendency can be dangerous, as many cavaliers will presume all other dogs to be equally friendly, and may attempt to greet and play with aggressive dogs.)
Breed Ownership Information :Cavaliers will adapt quickly to almost any environment, family, and location. Their ability to bond with larger and smaller dogs make them ideal in houses with more than one breed of dog. Cavaliers are great with children to seniors making them a very versatile dog. The breed is most comfortable in areas with a temperature of 30-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
Breed Activity Information :  Some Cavaliers have been known to exhibit traits in common with cats, such as perching in high places (the tops of couches, the highest pillow, etc), cleaning their own paws and can also show some birding qualities. Cavaliers have been seen to catch small birds in mid-flight that are flying too close to the ground. Such behavior is a result of their earlier use as a hunting dog, and as such, they can develop habits that predispose them to chase small animals such as chipmunks, squirrels, birds etc. Because of this, it is recommended that care should be taken when walking a Cavalier off-leash, as they can single-mindedly chase a butterfly or squirrel onto a busy road or other dangerous situation without regard for their own safety if not properly trained. The one downside to the Cavalier is that they have a poor sense of direction, it is highly recommended that when out they be on a leash.
Breed Care Information :  Cavaliers can suffer from a number of severe genetic defects. Unfortunately, two possible genetic conditions, mitral valve disease and syringomyelia, can be both severe and very common. It is very important to buy from a reputable hobby breeder who screens all their breeding dogs for these conditions. Also the cavalier king charles spaniel can suffer from heart problems. Due to the large size of the Cavalier’s ears and eyes, they are prone to infections. It is most important to find a reputable breeder who tests their dogs yearly for the following health defects, to ensure the owner they are getting a puppy with a healthy background.
Breed Training Information :  It is important for Cavaliers to be hand-reared from their time of being a puppy to ensure security and friendliness. If bought as mature dogs, they may not be playful or social towards humans. 

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