CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL PUPPIES
If you are looking for a loyal and loving companion, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is the puppy for you. Our facility has purebred Cavalier Spaniel puppies for sale that encompass all the best qualities that this breed has to offer. They come from a line of hunters, but are now more broadly held as companion dogs. They are often called the "comforter spaniels” because of their companionate nature. The Cavalier is friendly, affectionate, people-oriented, and good with children and other dogs of any size. They’ll need a lot of human social interaction and won’t want to be regularly left alone. If you need a friendly pup to have by your side, this is the one!
This breed is known to chase things and not be very “street smart,” so it is important to keep them on a leash.
Due to their gentle and friendly nature, they are not an ideal guard dog. Our miniature Cavalier King Spaniel pups love to play with other puppies and people. If you have a moderately active lifestyle, have kids or other pets and are looking for unconditional love from a furry friend, then this is a great breed for you!
Feathering can grow on their ears, feet, legs, and tail in adulthood. This Spaniel has four different colors:
- Blenheim (white coat with rich chestnut markings)
- Black and Tan (black coat with tan markings)
- Ruby (completely chestnut coat)
- Tricolor (black and white coat with tan markings).
This breed is relatively small; their average height is between 12 to 13 inches with a proportionate weight between 10 to 18 pounds.
The Cavalier loves to roam and explore, so watch out for birds and small animals! Even though the Cavalier should be leashed in busy areas, they respond well to gentle training.
We recommend giving them about 30 minutes of activity per day, averaging about 6 miles of walking per week.
They can live equally well in the city or the country, and do well as part of a pack of two or more dogs.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a history that is just as majestic as its name suggests. This breed can be traced back to England; even long before the reign of King Charles II for whom the breed was named. The Cavalier that we know today has a flatter muzzle than the Spaniel of the past; this is due to it being bred with a flatter-faced breed. In North America this breed was referred to as the English Toy Spaniel. The Toy Spaniel Club in England was created in 1886 and gave the breed separate names based on coat colors: King Charles, Prince Charles, Blenheim and Red. This was unsuccessful so they decided to use the name Toy Spaniel, but King Edward VII, the king at that time, disapproved so the name of King Charles Spaniel was granted back to the breed. The first record of a Cavalier living in the United States was in 1956 and it would finally be recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995.
Major health concerns to be aware of:
- Hip Dysplasia
- Mitral Valve Disease
Minor health concerns to be aware of:
- Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
This breed is considered an average shedder, and not hypoallergenic. Because of the length and texture of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel coat, they should be brushed (never trimmed) every other day with a comb or a firm bristle brush to avoid matting and tangling of the feathers.
Often, owners will use a groomer because the feathering on the ears and the hair between the footpads must be trimmed regularly.
Pay close attention to this pup’s ears! Their long furry ears can trap moisture, making them vulnerable to bacteria and yeast build-up causing ear infections. We recommend brushing your dog’s teeth daily, or at minimum, three times per week.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can adapt well to an apartment setting but will be happiest having access to a fenced yard for playtime after walks.