Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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Ancient in origin and favored by British royalty for centuries, this happy-go-lucky breed is an excellent ambassador for the spaniel family. This small dog is becoming increasingly popular as their effervescent nature, minimal exercise needs, and easy to care for coat make them an ideal family pet. They do however require secure fencing as they have a great desire to go off in search of the next warm lap.PURPOSE OF BREED:Cavalier King Charles Spaniels were developed by the royal family during the reign of Queen Mary to be gentle comforting lap dogs.AVERAGE LITTER SIZE:3 puppies

Size: 
HEIGHT: MALE : 13 inches - FEMALE : 12 inchesWEIGHT: MALE : 18 lbs - FEMALE : 16 lbs
Grooming: 

This dog has a short top coat varying from silky to slightly coarse. They have a moderate feathering on their legs, ears and tail. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels require a minimal amount of brushing. They come in four colors: red, red and white (Blenheim), black and tan, or they can be tri-colored.

Common ailments: 

Heart, knees

Trivia: 
In 1928, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club was founded in England in attempts to support a revival of the "Old Type", and since then, the dog has grown to become one of the most popular breeds in Great Britain. (Credit:ÿ<a href="http://www.akc.org/" target="_blank">AKC.org</a>)
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