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About Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

United Kingdom
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  • Activity Level: Low
  • Shedding Level: Low
  • Grooming Level: Moderate
  • Trainability: High
  • Good for Novice Owners: High
  • Adaptability: Moderate
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: Often
  • Prey Drive: Low
  • Watchdog: Aware
  • Average Size: Medium
  • Average Lifespan: 8-12 Years
Affectionate Nature

Cavaliers are renowned for their loving and affectionate personalities. They thrive on human companionship and enjoy being close to their owners, making them excellent lap dogs and cuddle buddies.

Gentle Temperament

They have a gentle and sweet temperament, making them great choices for families, seniors, and individuals alike. They are typically good with children and other pets.

Playful and Energetic

While they have a calm demeanor, Cavaliers also have bursts of playful energy. They enjoy playtime and are often up for a game of fetch or a romp in the yard.


Cavaliers are intelligent dogs and are relatively easy to train. They are quick learners and often eager to please their owners, which makes training sessions enjoyable.

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Why Choose A Cavalier?

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A Royal Heritage

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, a beloved toy breed known for its friendly disposition and distinctive appearance, boasts a history that dates back centuries. Originating in the United Kingdom, this charming breed has royal connections and a rich heritage.

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Elegance in Art and Royalty

The breed was depicted in numerous paintings from that era, showcasing their distinctive appearance, which includes a sweet expression, a flat face, and long, silky ears. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel became a symbol of nobility and refinement, adored not only by royalty but also by the aristocracy.

Despite their royal favor, the breed faced challenges in the following centuries. During the Victorian era, there was a shift in preference towards smaller dogs with flatter faces, leading to the emergence of the more flat-faced King Charles Spaniel. This led to a decline in the popularity of the original Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

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A Royal Heritage

In the 1920s, an American named Roswell Eldridge sought to revive the breed. He offered a cash prize at the Crufts Dog Show in England for the best male and female King Charles Spaniels that resembled the dogs depicted in the paintings from King Charles II's time. This initiative helped reignite interest in the original breed, and enthusiasts began working to restore its distinct features.

The efforts to preserve and promote the traditional Cavalier King Charles Spaniel were successful, and by the mid-20th century, the breed had regained its popularity. The American Kennel Club officially recognized the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in 1995.

Today, these charming dogs are cherished as companion animals worldwide. Their friendly demeanor, affectionate nature, and regal history continue to captivate dog lovers, making the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel a beloved breed with a storied past.

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