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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Cavalier King Charles Spaniel so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginEngland
Group Companion Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel have? The dog breed also known as...
Cav, Cavalier, Cavie
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Cavalier King Charles Spaniel recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group
Is Cavalier King Charles Spaniel recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the English Toy Spaniels section.
Price
How much does the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel price:
$1200-$1500
If you choose to purchase the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel gets to a happy place.

Overview

 

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General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel weigh? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel weight:
10-18 pounds (5-8 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel average weight:
14 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel height:
12-13 inches (30-33 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel average height:
12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel have? What does this canine coat look like?
Feathered
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's coat?
TanBlenheimTricolorRuby
Grooming
How to groom the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and how often?
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of this canine? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel shedding level:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionateCourageousIntelligentCheerfulGentleSocialPoliteQuietActiveGracefulFearlessFriendlyNonaggressiveSportingNo tendency towards nervousness
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? Are they intelligent?
Average: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sensitivity:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does this dog need? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel social needs:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Cavalier King Charles Spaniel good as a watchdog?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have the protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential
Do Cavalier King Charles Spaniel bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from this dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel do?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Cavalier King Charles Spaniel roam?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Cavalier King Charles Spaniel have high prey drive?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Cavalier King Charles Spaniel good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and children:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Cavalier King Charles Spaniel good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels good office dogs? Do Cavalier King Charles Spaniels make good office friendly dogs? Can Cavalier King Charles Spaniels be ofiice dogs?
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs get along with the elderly people? What is this canine temperament with senior people? Are Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs good for elderly owners?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs get along with other pets? Are Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Cavalier King Charles Spaniel be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Cavalier King Charles Spaniel be a therapy dog?
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Cavalier King Charles Spaniel be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Cavalier King Charles Spaniel be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Cavalier King Charles Spaniel be a boat dog?
Not really
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Cavalier King Charles Spaniel be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs have health problems?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed?
10-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed hypoallergenic?
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel have?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs require per day?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Cavalier King Charles Spaniel risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
High
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel drool?
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies

Pros & Cons of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Pros
  • Health Issues: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Drooling tendency: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed above average.
  • Stinkiness: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Watchdog Ability: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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