Appearance: 12-13" (30-33 cm) 11-18 lb (5-8 kg) Long silky coat, straight or with a slight wave. Feathering. Colours: Blenheim (chestnut on white), tricolor (black and tan markings on white), ruby, black and tan.
A long history as a noble lap dog has made the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel particularly well suited as a companion. With enough size to enjoy a good romp alongside his owner, the Cavalier is a happy dog who is ready to greet everyone with his ever-wagging tail. He is not overly active, enjoying cuddle time as much as walks.
Bred originally as hunters, the toy spaniel became companions to royalty in the 1500s. In the 1600s, Kings Charles I and II both took a liking to the adorable little dogs, and were often portrayed with toy spaniels at their sides. During the Victorian era, people fell in love with the higher skulls and shorter noses of oriental breeds, and selectively bred spaniels to Pugs and Japanese Chin, producing the King Charles Spaniel, or English Toy Spaniel. It wasn’t until the 1920s that an American, Roswell Eldridge, began searching for the longer-nosed flatter-skulled breed so often portrayed in portraits of Kings Charles I and II. But it no longer existed as such. Eldridge offered prize money to exhibitors at the Crufts dog show in England, seeking dogs of the old style Cavalier type. His efforts were successful, and the new breed of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was recognized in 1946.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Breeders:
Breeding for quality, temperament and soundness. Genetic tested and guaranteed/Home raised. Four colours. Shipping Available. Box 8, Site 3, RR # 1, Rocky Mountain House, AB. T4T 2A1.
EUROPEHEART CAVALIERS REG’D
All colours, high quality puppies, health guaranteed, with proof of health and show history for all our breeding dogs going back 4 generations plus. We are members of CKC and European CKCS Club with happy customers across Canada and US. Niagara Falls, ON. (See our Breed Ambassador advertisement above.)
Phone: (905) 384-1865