The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, also know as an English Toy Spaniel originating from the United Kingdom where the 1st Duke of Marlborough commonly used them for hunting and was able to record that they could keep pace with a trotting horse. It is also said that King Charles II a British Royal owned quite a few of the breed and this is where the name originates from.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small breed with a soft to touch medium length coat, long floppy ears that hang beside their face and a short muzzle. The adult coat can be seen to feather around their ears, feet and chest. Colours cmmonly seen are Tan & Black, Red & White( Blenheim)and tri coloured ( Black,white & Tan. Once fully grown they stand around 30-33cm tall for either a female or male.
The Cavalier King Charles puppy can be very timid and dependent on human companionship, lots socialization with other dogs will help them to build an outgoing and confident temperament.Overall the Cavalier King Charles is known to be very affectionate, gentle, and adore being snuggled up on your lap and are also very good with children and the elderly. Making them the ideal family pet! Cavalier King Charles Spaniels also have a playful side to them along with very good chasing instincts for birds, butterflies, possums or nearly anything that quickly goes past them. Because of this secure fencing or being on lead near roads is always recommended.
At the end of the day your Cavalier King Charles will be your best of friend if they receive a daily walk for exercise, a warm lap to snuggle up on and lots of cuddles and attention!