Non-sporting Breeds

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Pedigree Points
Recognized: ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Weight: 12-18 lb (5.5-8kg)
Coat: Long, silky, and free from curl
Color: Black and Tan: black with bright tan marks above eyes, head, chest, legs, underside of tail; white marks undesirable Ruby: rich red; white markings undesirable Blenheim: chestnut markings, well broken up, on white ground; markings evenly divided on head, lozenge between ears Tricolor: black and white, well-spaced and broken up, with tan markings over head, inside legs, and underside of tail

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel originated in Japan, and there is a resemblance between it and the Japanese Chin. The Cavalier is very similar to the King Charles Spaniel, but while the King Charles has an apple-domed head, the slightly larger Cavalier is almost flat between the ears and its stop is shallower. Both breeds were named after Charles II and the Cavalier was the original favorite. Today, the Cavalier is one of the most popular pet dogs, although it is not recognized as a separate breed in the US. This breed is an admirable choice of family pet, being good natured and fond of children. While it is allocated to the toy group, it is among the largest of the toys and enjoys a fair amount of exercise. It should be groomed every day with a bristle brush.
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