10 Facts About Cavalier King Charles And Why We Love Them

As part of our series on Dog Breeds we decided to find out more about the Cavalier King Charles. What we found out is that they are a fun, loving and very good looking breed. Also, their owners love them an enormous amount!

10 Fun and Interesting Facts About Cavalier King Charles

#1. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small spaniel and they are considered a toy dog by The Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club.

#2. The breed originated in the United Kingdom and is one of the most popular breeds of dogs.

Cavalier King Charles

#3. In the United States it is the 18th most popular pure-breed.

#4. It has a gorgeous silky, smooth coat in one of four colours: Blenheim (chestnut and white), Tricolor (black/white/tan), Black and Tan, and Ruby.

#5. They are known for being friendly, affectionate and good with both children and other animals

#6. They do however require a lot of human interaction and love nothing more than spending time with their owner. They will never be considered a great guard dog due to their love of all people!

#7. They are quick to adapt to new environments. They would be happy with any family and love both city and country living.

#8. They have a reported life span of 9-14 years

#9. Cavaliers are known to be active and sporty. They can be good at obedience and agility shows, but equally they make wonderful therapy dogs because of their sweet and loving nature.

#10. They love to chase thing and so often can be prone to chasing cars. Some owners find that their Cavalier will never be street wise when it comes to moving cars.


We asked our Love Your Pets Facebook Group why they loved their Cavalier King Charles and this is what they had to say! Join HERE

Major was in my life for 13years. He was my earth fury Angel. Through lifes ups and dowms he was my sunshine my comfort my LOVE. His pictures are everywhere. He died two months after tragic loss of my brother John.♡ ~Anna Marie

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This is our Mona (just crossed the bridge age 12). She was the sweetest girl. Slept in the same basket as our cat, Teddy and was so accepting of any new pet coming in. A real gentle nature and a great walker. Loved Dun Laoghaire pier and a Teddy’s ice cream. ~ Elizabeth

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This is Fin, the light of our lives, and a very good buddy for my son, CKC have such a lovely nature, they are so cuddly but they do suffer from separation anxiety (well my one does) even though my hubby works from home he sometimes cries over me when he sees my coat that I use to walk him, I’ve had dogs all my life but Fin there is something so different about him he can pretty much tell my mood and cuddles up when he thinks I need a hug. ~Trish

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This is Max he is a Cavalier King Charles crossed with a Shih tzu – a Cavatzu smile emoticon He is the most beautiful dog he has a fantastic temperament. He can be barky but all he wants to do is give you kisses. He’s very clever and exceptionally easy to train. He’s brilliant at the groomers and the vets he is extremely tolerant. I absolutely adore him a fantastic dog. ~Hilda


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This is Rex. He’s an elderly rescue cav. His previous owners got him as a gift for one of their kids but they took no interest in him. Before we got Rex I’d always been wary of the breed for being high maintenance and fragile. But looking into those big eyes it’s impossible to resist him. Cavaliers are just so loving and sociable. There is no aggression in them at all and they want to be friends with everyone. ~David

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What do you love about your Cavalier King Charles?

Come over to the Facebook Group and let us know!