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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel profile

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Lifespan:   9-14 Years

Avg height:   30-33cm

Avg weight:   5-5.8kg

Coat type:  Moderately long, slightly wavy and silky. Feathering on ears, tails, chest and legs

Coat colours: Black and tan, ruby, Blenheim and tricolour

Originally bred for:  Lapdog

Breed traits: Gentle, soft, calm, affectionate, quiet, easy to train, playful


A little about Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a loving, soft and gentle dog that is highly affectionate to everyone. They enjoy spending time with their owner, from walks to cuddles on the couch, they are the ultimate companion, especially as they are easy to train.




The most common health problems that Cavalier King Charles Spaniels experience, despite being a generally healthy breed, are heart conditions (mitral valve insufficiency), patella luxation and hip dysplasia. Other common problems include deafness, keratoconjunctivitis, and brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome. 


A day in the life of "Charlie" 

My claws clatter on the tiled floor of the hallway as I jog to the front door to greet my human. They step through the door, and I wag my tail and lick their leg. Finally, they’re home.

‘Come Charlie,’ my owner says, and we walk together towards the lounge room. My tail just can’t stop wagging. My owner sits on the couch and I jump up to join him, resting my head on their lap.

Their hand combs through my fur slowly, and I lick the other hand in front of me. The doorbell rings and my human gets up. Time to follow! My claws clatter again.

‘Come on Charlie, time for a walk,’ a walk! My ears prick, and I begin to run in loops around my owner.

As soon as they reach the entrance I sit, waiting patiently as the lead is clipped to my collar. The door swings open and we’re greeted by my owners’ friend and their dog. I pant with excitement and leap out the door and down the walkway to the footpath, sniffing every bush as we go. This is the life!

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.