The Cavalier King Charles spaniel is an affectionate, intelligent dog breed with never-ending devotion. The spaniel is great with children and a pleasurable companion. It is ideal for empty nesters and family and was originally bred for flushing small birds.
Males weigh between 13 and 18 pounds, while females typically weigh between 10 to 18 pounds. Males are 13 inches tall at withers, and females are 12 inches tall. Some of the natural features that identify this dog breed are the long back and floppy ears.
They require less than 20 minutes of exercise each day and have a lifespan of 9 to 14 years.
The breed also has a low tendency to drool, snore, bark or dig. However, King Charles spaniels’ attention needs are high, and they need constant companionship owing to their playful nature. The Cavalier has a distinctive face with a gentle expression created by its large dark brown eyes.
The dog breed has a slightly rounded skull and a full muzzle. Long feathered ears, wide on the crown which fan forward slightly to frame the dog’s face when they are alert. They also feature a long neck set on top of sloping shoulders. The breed has a compact body with a moderately deep chest. While in motion, the tail is carried gaily.
The dog breed features a long, soft, and silky coat in four combinations:
- White and red with a partial red mask and a white body with red patches
- Black and white with tan points
- Black and tan
The Cavalier King Charles spaniels have a playful, intelligent, and highly affectionate personality. They do not have any shyness or aggression in them and are excellent with children. The breed is also easy to keep and love to cuddle while being the perfect lap dog. They do however need regular grooming to keep their coat shining.