Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
A dog favoured by aristocrats, the breed first dubbed the King Charles Spaniel was once the favourite breed of King Charles II of England. When oriental breeds came into fashion, the King Charles Spaniel seemed non-existent. The breed was recreated in 1945 and named the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel after a wealthy American came to England in search of the small spaniel that was popular in portraits of King Charles.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are popular family dogs with gentle and affectionate spirits. Their high intelligence makes for both a great companion and therapy dog. Known for their friendliness and patience, they are great with children and other pets. The Cavalier King Charles’ eagerness to please is considered a plus for dog trainers!
This elegant breed with long silky hair requires regular brushing. The breed is recognized in Black and Tan, Blenheim (white and red), Ruby, and Tri-Colour (black, tan and white).
They can have eye and other health issues.