About Cavaliers

           This is a fun YouTube about Cavalier              King Charles  Spaniels.

           I love how they call them "love                          sponges". They really, really do soak                up all the love we give them as well as             give it back.       

          Its only about 7 minutes long.

           If you are thinking about your first it                might be fun to watch.


One of the oldest of the toy spaniel breeds, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have made a real comeback since 1923 when the breed was resurrected from almost total extinction. Cavaliers are noted for their mellow, affectionate, and very loving dispositions. They are happy, fearless Spaniels who enjoy playing with children as well as warming the lap of an adult. They may look like adorable lapdogs that want nothing more than a comfy lap, but they also enjoy a good game of fetch. Give them room to run—preferably in a fenced back yard—and take them for a jaunt around the block now and then. Your neighbors will love them and want to visit. However, don’t forget the leash. Some love to chase cars and most are interested in small critters. Being people-oriented dogs, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels crave companionship and attention, rewarding their owners with affection and fun. They are typically easy to train because of they want to please their human.

 These quiet companion dogs are usually twelve to thirteen inches tall, and weigh thirteen to eighteen pounds. Their fur is long and flowing. Their ears are long and they have large, soft, dark eyes. Cavaliers come in four colors: Tri-Color (black and white with chestnut points), Blenheim (pronounced Blen-hem; chestnut red and white), Ruby (all red or chestnut), and the Black & Tan. They have small, well-proportioned frames with silky, wavy coats. Their rounded heads are in proportion to their bodies with narrowed muzzles and dark, well-developed noses. Their ears are long and set high while being slightly feathered. They have long necks, sloping shoulders and straight forelegs. Their wagging tails are covered in fur and are not carried too high. The expression in their sweet faces and their insightful eyes can not be described by words. A healthy Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can live as long as 14 years.

This wonderful Spaniel puppy can be found in the great works of artists such as Reynolds, Gainsborough, and Stubbs. These delightful pets were especially enjoyed under the reign of Charles I and II of England. It has been written that Charles II would rather play with his loving dogs than take care of royal business. In many 17th-century paintings, these elegant canines sit on the laps of princes and princesses. Over the years, the breed evolved, creating a diversity of types that did not resemble the original. An American dog breeder named Roswell Eldridge traveled to England in the 1920s to locate several of the classic King Charles Spaniels. Finding few options, he offered a prize for the best female and male breeds shown at the annual Crufts show. This sparked a new interest in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, but they did not receive AKC recognition until 1996.There is a lot of great history written about this breed in many good books.

                                          King Charles

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