Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

A guide to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

“The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel wears his connection to British history in his breed’s name. Cavaliers are the best of two worlds, combining the gentle attentiveness of a toy breed with the verve and athleticism of a sporting spaniel.”

“The Cavalier’s all-around beauty, regal grace, and even temper mark him as one of dogdom’s noblemen. A toy spaniel no more than 13 inches high, the Cavalier draws you in with his face: The sweet, gentle, melting expression emanating from large, round eyes is a breed hallmark. Another is the silky, richly colored coat that can be one of four distinct varieties (described in this page’s History section).

Cavaliers may be aristocrats, but they gladly descend from their royal high horse for a backyard frolic or a squirrel chase. They get along nicely with children and other dogs. Adaptable Cavaliers do equally well with active owners and homebodies they can be upbeat athletes or shameless couch potatoes, depending on an owner’s lifestyle.”

Key Stats

Life Expectancy:
12 – 15 years
13 – 18 pounds
12 – 13 inches

These dogs are characterized by a lively and friendly temperament, making them excellent companions. They are known for their strong bonds with their owners, often displaying a protective nature. Dachshunds are intelligent and can be independent, but they thrive on positive reinforcement training and socialization from an early age.

Despite their small stature, Dachshunds are often filled with energy and enthusiasm. Regular exercise is essential to keep them happy and healthy. Their playful nature and love for exploration make them suitable for various living environments, from apartments to larger homes with yards.

While Dachshunds are generally sociable, they may be reserved or wary around strangers, making them excellent watchdogs. They are known for their distinctive bark, which they use to alert their owners to potential threats. Early socialization can help mitigate any potential shyness or aggression.

An overview of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel stoody looking longingly towards you , his head tilted as if to say, are you following me?
Difficulty Overview
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Potential Positives
  • Ease of training
  • Very friendly
Potential Negatives
  • High energy
Family affection
Good with other dogs
Good with other children
Shedding Level –
Drool quantity –
Openness to strangers
Protectiveness –
Ease of training
Barking level –

“Naturally this overview is generic to a breed and not every single of its kind. However the information and stats we provide in our breed overviews can really make a beneficial impact on your decision making in regards to a specific breed.”

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