Known to be good-natured, the King Charles Cavalier Spaniel is the ideal breed for those who are seeking a companion dog. Great with children and other animals, they need a lot of human interaction.

Origins

The King Charles Cavalier Spaniel is a descendant of the King Charles Spaniel with whom they're often mixed up! The King Charles Cavalier Spaniel was Charles II of England (1630 - 1685) favorite dog breed! He took his dogs everywhere with him, even when he was going to Parliament!

Mary Stuart, Queen of the Scots (1542 - 1587) and Charles I of England (1625 - 1649) also had King Charles Cavalier Spaniels. Their dogs stayed with them until their death, and that's how the legendary faithfulness of the King Charles Cavalier Spaniel started!

However, the breed standard was only established in 1928.

Physical traits

Small and well-proportioned, the King Charles Cavalier Spaniel has a head that is almost flat and a small elongated snout. Their ears are long and feathering can appear on them, as well as on their tail.

There are 4 different colours: blenheim (white and chestnut), black and tan, ruby (chestnut) and tricolour (black, white and tan).

Temperament

King Charles Cavalier Spaniels are very friendly and attached to their owners. They are amazing companion dogs! However, they don't handle loneliness well,  and they need to be around loving and caring people.

King Charles Cavalier Spaniels like to play and are great with children. They are also great with other animals and have no problem bonding with bigger dogs.

Because they don't bark much and are quiet, the King Charles Cavalier Spaniel is able to live in a flat. However, they will need frequents walks.

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