August 20, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
menu bar above to decide which breed best fits your
lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

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Cavalier King Charles Puppy Breed Information
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel averages 15 pounds of genteel spaniel once affordable only to the aristocracy and still considered the epitome of class. He comes in four jewel-colored silky coats. The Cavalier’s large, lustrous eyes speak volumes as his natural length tail bespeaks deep affection for his owner.
Photo courtesy of Mr. Easterbrooks

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy & Breed Information

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The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel evolved in England but made a huge splash on this side of the pond, arriving in America in 1952.  Beloved for his upper crust background, but also for his natural elegance and typical gay temperament, he is a small sporting spaniel that needs no grooming enhancement.  He’s the genuine article, an adoring companion now affordable by one and all.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Coat, Color, Care: His moderately long, silky, straight coat is easy and delightful to care for.  The Blenheim (chestnut) and tri-colors have sparkling white markings whereas the Ruby red and Black and Tans are solid.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Personality: This little monarch is gay and friendly and while not one to fawn upon strangers, he must never, ever act shy or bad tempered.  The Cavalier’s happy outgoing movement is typical of his gay self-assured character.

Exercise Requirements: Cavaliers will happily sit on your lap for hours or pose on a satin sofa but don’t let that fool you.  The king of Spaniels will love chasing a ball across the penthouse living room but will thrive best on regular outdoor exercise.  A fenced yard will do but the Cavalier needs to strut his stuff through the neighborhood every day in order to stay happy, healthy, and not develop bad habits wrought from boredom.

Health Concerns: The Cavalier King Charles can be afflicted with heart mitral valve disease, syringomyelia, a brain and spinal cord disorder, and unusual for a small breed, he may also develop hip dysplasia.  While these are serious problems, and there are others, a well bred, well reared, and well maintained Cavalier should be healthy and long lived.

More Cavalier King Charles Spaniel photos, puppy pictures, and the Official Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Breed Standard

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel AKC Standard
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