Who Wants A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?

Sep 4 06:54 2008 Richard Cussons Print This Article

Cavaliers are great dogs with noble history. Find out more about the dog breed named after Charles II of England...

When asked if you want a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel,Guest Posting would you say yes? Maybe not all people would want to have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel for some reasons. But if they will come to know this breed's remarkable characteristics, they will find no reason not to want this dog.

As the name implies, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has its roots in the older toy spaniels kept as pets of the royal family. Based on the breed standard, the cavalier King Charles Spaniel should stand between 29 and 33 cm and should weigh between 4.5 and 8.5 kg. The tail must be in full-length with long feathered hair. The small body is covered with silky coat of moderate length. The feather on the ears, chest, legs, feet and tail become lengthy but these must be kept long according to the breed standard. To avoid mats and tangles, regular brushing (at least once a week) is recommended however this breed must not be bathed more than twice a week to prevent skin irritation. This breed has four recognized color so would-be owners have many options to choose from. The colors include blenheim (most common color), tricolor, black and tan, and ruby.

Named as the "ultimate lap dog" or the "love sponge" of dogs, a cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a gay, friendly and non-aggressive dog with no tendency towards nervousness and shyness. They are a sweet and playful dogs eager to please children and other dogs alike. Great with dogs and people of all ages, Cavaliers make ideal pets even in houses with more than one breed of dog.

Despite the good characteristics this breed possesses, owners or future owners should take note that cavaliers can suffer from several genetic diseases with Mitral Valve Disease as the most serious right now. This has become the leading cause of death of cavaliers all over the world. Other diseases this breed is prone to are syringomyelia, episodic falling, hip dysplasia, keratoconjunctivitis sicca and other eye disorders, luxating patella and deafness. To avoid these health issues, it is very important to buy from a reputable breeder. A reputable breeder is after the dog's welfare and is willing to supply heart, hip, eye and patella clearances for their breeding dogs.

Again, when asked if you want a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, would you say yes? Not so fast folks! Know more about the breed first and determine if this one is right for you and your family.

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