Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

It is said that the Cavalier King Charles spaniel was bred to warm laps in drafty castles or on chilly carriage rides. Even today, this affectionate and playful dog makes a great lap dog. Great with children, their desire to interact with their guardians makes them ideal household companions. This breed is extremely adaptable and can do equally well with active owners and homebodies—as they mirror their owner’s lifestyle. Regular grooming is key to keeping the Cavaliers coat lustrous. This breed sheds very little.

General Characteristics:

It is said that the Cavalier King Charles spaniel was bred to warm laps in drafty castles or on chilly carriage rides. Even today, this affectionate and playful dog makes a great lap dog. Great with children, their desire to interact with their guardians makes them ideal household companions. This breed is extremely adaptable and can do equally well with active owners and homebodies—as they mirror their owner’s lifestyle. Regular grooming is key to keeping the Cavalier's coat lustrous. This breed sheds very little. 

Avg. Weight Male:
6 - 8 kg
Avg. Weight Female:
6 - 8 kg
Average Lifespan:
11 - 14 years

Genetic Predisposition:

A genetic predisposition means that an individual may have a tendency to develop certain diseases as a consequence of inherited defects in the genes. Although some disorders occur because of spontaneous mutation of genes, many genetic disorders are inherited. These conditions are seen quite often in canines, mostly but not exclusively, in purebreds. Having said that, this breed has an increased risk for the following conditions which may or may not manifest:

Luxating Patella Eye Problems Joint Problems Brahyphalic Syndrome

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