The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has gained a lot of notoriety over the past several years. Many people recognize the breed as the dog that Charlotte had on Sex and the City. These dogs have also been showing up in a lot of movies and advertisements. The reason these dogs are great for media use, also make them fantastic family pets. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a pure breed that is often seen in dog shows. Now, they are being seen a lot more as the family pet.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a smaller dog. Most books will put a full grown adult at 12-18 pounds. I have seen a lot of Cavaliers and very few are actually in this range. Most Cavaliers are closer to 18-22 pounds. This small size makes the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel ideal for the home and even for small apartments.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is perfect for people who are more indoor than outdoor kinds of people. Cavaliers are very relaxed animals. They spend the majority of the day asleep, but they are ready willing and able to jump up and play at a seconds notice. Cavaliers like all dogs, love to go for walks but they don’t need to be exercised a lot every day. This is great for bad weather or just plain bad days. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is just as willing to curl up in your lap and have a snooze.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are perfect for families. Cavaliers are extremely friendly animals and are also very gentle. A Cavalier is great with children, even very small children. Cavaliers are also often used as therapy dogs because they are gentle and obedient. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel derived its name from King Charles of England. He used these dogs as lap dogs to keep him warm. The Cavalier loves nothing more than love and affection and a little belly rubbing.
Another notable characteristic is the beauty of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These dogs are among the most beautiful in the world. They have small sweet faces and long beautiful coats. They do require a lot of brushing to keep their coats soft and they do tend to shed a lot at certain times of the year. This isn’t enough of a deterrent for most Cavalier owners. People who own a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel are thoroughly in love with their dogs and for good reason.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are perfect companions for individuals and families. Cavaliers are smaller dogs and fit well in both homes and apartments. These dogs are beautiful and gentle and love people. If you want a dog who is really part of the family, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is the perfect fit.