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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Origin England
GroupCompanion Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel have? The breed also known as...
Cav, Cavalier, Cavie
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$1200-$1500
If you choose to purchase the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel gets to a happy place.

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General Appearance

Size
What is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's size? How big is this dog?
Small
Weight
How much does the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel weigh?
10-18 pounds (5-8 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
14 pounds (6.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
12-13 inches (30-33 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel have? What does this canine coat look like?
Feathered
Colors
What color is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
TanBlenheimWhiteRubyBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and how often?
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel have?
AffectionateCourageousIntelligentCheerfulGentleSocial
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
Average: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle light punishments very well. They don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Cavalier King Charles Spaniels bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Average: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels good watchdogs?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have a protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Cavalier King Charles Spaniels get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Cavalier King Charles Spaniels get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can be a great choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have health problems?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Cavalier King Charles Spaniels live? What is this dog average life span?
10-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed hypoallergenic?
No
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Cavalier King Charles Spaniels require per day?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
High
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies

Advantages

  • Drooling tendency: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Apartment Friendly: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Adaptability: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.

Disadvantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Watchdog Ability: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best watchdogs.
  • Territorial: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not the best to protect their territory.

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