ALL ABOUT™ CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIELS
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.
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