- WEIGHT: 12 to 15 lbs
- HEIGHT: 10 to 12 inches
- COLOR(S): White or white and black.
- BREED GROUP: Toy
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
WEIGHT: 10 to 18 lbs
HEIGHT: 11 to 13 inches
COLOR(S): White and red, black and tan or white, black and red or dark red.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies and dogs are friendly, eager, affectionate tail-waggers. Lively, outgoing and sportive. These fearless lively little dogs want to please. Cavalier's love people and need lots of companionship to be happy. They should not be left alone all day. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs make good companion dogs for the elderly or disabled.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies and dogs must be brushed weekly to prevent mats and tangles. Special attention must be given to the hair behind the ears. The Cavalier has a tendency to develop heart abnormalities early in life. It is extremely important to have regular veterinary examinations. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies and dogs are also prone to allergies, deafness, cataracts, and diabetes.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs may have problems with patellar luxation, heart murmurs, and hip dysplasia. Other health concerns include eye conditions, ear infections, allergies, syringomyelia, and mitral valve disease.
Minimal exercise is needed for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs, but they do enjoy a romp in the park or a backyard with a playmate. They should be exercised regularly. A short walk or romp daily will suffice.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies and dogs are highly intelligent and eager to learn. They can be trained in hunting and agility, and also do well in competitive obedience. The Cavalier makes an excellent therapy dog. They respond well to gentle training and high praise.
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