AKC PuppyFinder: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppies

Breed Traits
  • Personality: Affectionate, graceful, and gentle.
  • Energy Level: Somewhat Active; Cavies do not require an exhaustive workout, they're happy with a good walk every day.
  • Good with Children: Yes
  • Good with other Dogs: Yes
  • Shedding: Seasonal
  • Grooming: Occasional
  • Trainability: Eager To Please
  • Height: 12-13 inches
  • Weight: 13-18 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
Breed Description
Although the breed is famous as the beloved pets of King Charles II, you don't have to be royalty to have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: he'll love you no matter who you are, an active outdoor type or the remote-control king. The breed is irresistible, a tiny bundle of happiness with large sparkling eyes, who's as happy on brisk walk or with some play time as he is on your lap. He's easily trained, good with kids, gentle and loving. He thrives on time with his family, crown and title not required.
History & Job

Origin: England

Year Recognized: 1995

Breed History & Job Description: King Charles II owned multiple toy spaniels and was reportedly rarely seen without them at his feet. In fact, he wrote a decree that allowed his dogs in any public place, including the House of Parliament. Cavies often appeared in numerous paintings of that time and remained popular in England, but didn’t come to the United States until the ’50s.

Health

Like all animals, Cavaliers are susceptible to a number of genetic conditions. These include juvenile cataracts and cardiac mitral valve disease (MVD). However, remember that nature is not infallible, and as your Cavalier ages he may be subject to certain health concerns. Any heart murmur detected by your veterinarian warrants further investigation to rule out any potentially serious condition. Any clouding of the lens of the eye, or irritation, may warrant medication and treatment. Slipping patellas (a bone in the knee) can occasionally be a problem that is correctable with surgery. As with most mammals, the Cavalier is not immune to cancers in various forms.


Recommended Health Test from the National Breed Club:

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Breed Club
  • Breed Club: American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club, Inc.
  • Breed Club Link: https://www.ackcsc.org/
  • Breed Standard: View
  • Group: Toy
  • 2015 Popularity: 18
Rescue
  • Breed Club Rescue: ACKCS Rescue Trust
  • Breed Club Rescue Email: cavalierrescue@cox.net
  • Breed Club Rescue Phone: 1-888-314-7779
  • Breed Club Rescue Link: http://cavalierrescuetrust.org/
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puppy's parentage, going back 3 generations,
earned an AKC Conformation Championship
and/or Grand Championship title.
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