Things to Know

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel comes from England.

The dog took his name from King Charles I. (reigned 1600 – 1649) and his son Charles II.
(reigned 1660 – 1685). The Royals’ were accompanied by the Spaniels everywhere.

The Cavalier was very popular with the ladies of the court and the little dogs came by the nickname “Comforters”.

These days the Cavalier brings untold pleasure into the lives of innumerable men, women and children from all walks of Life.

Inside the flat he is quite, but outsides he is lively and likes walking and playing with another dogs. The Cavalier should be gentle and affectitionate, of a sunny dispositon, eager to please and friendly to all, by the human or canine.

He is a small dog (size 32 – 35 cm) but he is very sporty and loves long walks with his owner. He likes Agility or working for an event too.

Because he is a dog from small size and weight, he can accompanied his owner by travel.

Male or female?

While the sex of a dog in many breeds is a very important consideration, this is not particularly the case with the Cavalier. The male Cavalier makes just as loving, devoted and trainable a companion as the female.

The Cavalier is a natural dog. His coat should be grooming regulary. But the coat is totally free from trimming. Bathing should be only when necessary. Cavaliers are generally a healthy breed and meet the vet only for their vaccination.

The Cavalier colours:

Blenheim: rich chestnut markings well broken-up on a pearly white ground. The markings should be evenly divided on the head, leaving room between the ears for the much valued spot.

Tricolour: black and white, well spaced and broken-up, with tan markings over the eyes, on cheeks, inside ears, inside legs and underside of tail.

Black & Tan: raven black with tan markings above eyes, on cheeks, inside ears, on chest and legs and underside of tail. Tan should be bright.

Ruby: whole-coloured rich red.

Here are some excellent reference books by respected German, American and English breeders and judges:

German language:
- Heidemarie und Ernst Bell/Cavalier-King-Charles-Spaniel, ISBN-Nr. 3-490-06119-5
- Ken Town/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, ISBN-Nr. 3-929545-58-6
- Juliette Cunliffe/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, ISBN-Nr. 3-933 646-83-9
- Karin Biala-Gauß/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, ISBN-Nr. 3-86127-654-2
English language:
- Bruce Field/The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, ISBN-Nr. 0-7090-5644-3
- John Evans/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, ISBN-Nr. 1-85223-253-6
- Margaret Workman/The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
THE WORLD OF DOGS, ISBN-Nr. 185279095-4
- Meredith Johnson-Snyder/A New Owners Guide to Cavalier King Charles Spaniels,
ISBN-Nr. 0-7938-2804-X
- Beverley Cuddy/Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, ISBN-Nr. 0-7938-2392-7
- D.Caroline Coile Ph.D./Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, ISBN-Nr. 0-7641-0227-3
- Norma Moffat/An Owner’s Guide to a happy Healthy Pet
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, ISBN-Nr. 1-58245-125-7
- Sheila Smith/Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Today, ISBN-Nr. 1-86054-025-2

Diseases in Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

For informations about the disease curly coat dry eye syndrom and episodic falling click here: