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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Information on Health, Care, Training and History of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Dog

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Dog: These dogs can be happy in the country or in the city.



The nature of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies also makes them therapy dogs. They've also been featured in a popular television serial as one of the protagonist's pet dog.

Cavalier king charles spaniel health: The average life span of the Cavalier is nine to fourteen years.



It can suffer from minor health problems like entropion, and patellar luxation. The major problems include canine hip dysplasia (CHD), mitral valve insufficiency, and syringomelia. Several of these spaniels might have a low platelet count.



You must get check-ups done at the vet's office.

Cavalier king charles spaniel training and care: Remember that your little spaniel cannot live outside. You also need to brush its long coat every other day. Take your dog out for exercise every day. It could be a walk or a game in a secure area, but do give it some exercise.

Physical Characteristics: These dogs have silky, long coats that are wavy and in colors like tan and black, ruby, white and red. They have long tufts of hair around their paws and have a gentle and sweet expression.

It looks like a toy spaniel with its long and moderately-boned body. While in structure it resembles a working spaniel, it is slightly smaller, and looks elegant.

Personality: This dog is friendly with family members, strangers, and other pets and dogs. When you take your dog outdoors, it will behave like a true spaniel, sniffing, chasing and exploring. It is affectionate, quiet, gentle, sweet, playful, and willing to please. It is a good house pet.

Cavalier king charles spaniel history and information: These dogs are descendents of spaniels, as is evident from their name. These are actually toy dogs. This breed was created by inter-breeding toy breeds like the Japanese Chin and the Tibetan spaniel with small spaniels. This breed of Tudor lapdogs is also known as comforter spaniels as they served the purpose of warming the feet and laps of their owners.

It is believed that King Charles II in the 18th century was so taken up by these toy spaniels that he started neglecting his state. That's how the breed got its name 'King Charles spaniel' after the bond it had with the king. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was accepted by the American Kennel club in 1996.

 
  Submitted on May 11, 2012