Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 1 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 2 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 3 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 4 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 5 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 6 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 7 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 8 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 9 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 10 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 11 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 12 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 13 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 14 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 15 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 16 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 17 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 18 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 19 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 20 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 21 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 22 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 23 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 24 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 25 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 26 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 27 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 28 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 29 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Photo 30 of 30Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Picture Gallery

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Breeders

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Clubs/Associations

The Full Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Description

The Cavalier would like to be constantly by the side of his owner.
He plays very happily with children, but gently. The Cavalier does need regular exercise for good health and happiness.

Did you know?

The true purpose of this breed has always been that of a companion dog.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is the number one toy dog in England.

So you want to own a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a happy dog that does well in either a city or country environment.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel interacts well with children.

Indicative Breed Standard

 

General Appearance

Active, graceful and well balanced, with gentle expression.

Characteristics

Sporting, affectionate, absolutely fearless.

Temperament

Gay, friendly, non-aggressive; no tendency to nervousness.

Head and Skull

Skull almost flat between ears. Stop shallow. Length from base of stop to tip of nose about 3.8 cms (11/2 ins). Nostrils black and well developed without flesh marks, muzzle well tapered. Lips well developed but not pendulous. Face well filled below eyes. Any tendency to snipiness undesirable.

Eyes

Large, dark, round but not prominent; spaced well apart.

Ears

Long, set high, with plenty of feather.

Mouth

Jaws strong, with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Neck

Moderate length, slightly arched.

Forequarters

Chest moderate, shoulders well laid back; straight legs moderately boned.

Body

Short-coupled with good spring of rib. Level back.

Hindquarters

Legs with moderate bone; well turned stifle – no tendency to cowhocks or sickle-hocks.

Feet

Compact, cushioned and well feathered.

Tail

Length of tail in balance with body, well set on, carried happily but never much above the level of the back. Docking optional. If docked, no more than one-third to be removed.

Gait/Movement

Free-moving and elegant in action, plenty of drive from behind. Forelegs and hindlegs move parallel when viewed from in front and behind.

Coat

Long, silky, free from curl. Slight wave permissible. Plenty of feathering. Totally free from trimming.

Colour

Recognised colours are: Black and Tan: raven black with tan markings above the eyes, on cheeks, inside ears, on chest and legs and underside of tail. Tan should be bright. White marks undesirable.
Ruby: whole coloured rich red. White markings undesirable.
Blenheim: rich chestnut markings well broken  up, on pearly white ground. Markings evenly divided on head, leaving room between ears for much valued lozenge mark or spot (a unique characteristic of the breed).
Tricolour: black and white well spaced, broken up, with tan markings over eyes, cheeks, inside ears, inside legs, and on underside of tail.
Any other colour or combination of colours highly undesirable.

Size

Weight: 5.4-8.2 kgs (12-18 lbs). A small, well balanced dog well within these weights desirable.

About Our Article Directory

Antoinette and Peter Banks (and our pack)
Here you can find information regarding all aspects of dogs. If you have questions regarding breeding, dog rescue, how to properly train your new pet, and several other questions you will find this section extremely helpful. The Articles contain...

Grooming a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

// Grooming a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is so easy a caveman could do it. Ha! Ha! Don't you just love that commercial? No seriously, the coat of a Cavalier is so easy to take care of. That is one of the reasons I was attracted to this breed....

Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's Diet

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel loves food and does will not self-monitor when they have had enough. Just as humans, dogs require a healthy diet on a regular schedule to maintain optimal health. If the owner can get stick to a proper feeding pro...

Mitral Valve Disease - Threat to Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

A lot of people all over the globe have come to love the 20th century Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. This breed of dog, usually considered as toy dog and historically considered as lap dog is one of the affectionate, playful and extremely patient...

Canis lupus familiaris

This articles is derived from Wikipedia: The dog (Canis lupus familiaris[1]) is a domesticated form of the wolf, a member of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. The term is used for both feral and pet varieties. The domestic dog has been ...