Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppies For Sale & Adoption

About Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small, energetic dog with an easy-going personality. They have been known to be quite stubborn at times, but do train well with effort. Cavaliers are known to be more easily distracted due to their natural curiosity, needing constant redirection for successful training. At a max height of 13 in, this cute toy dog gets its origin from Britain and usually lives an average of between 8-12 years. The common colors of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are Blenheim, Black & Tan, Tri-color and Ruby.

An elegant, yet adorable looking pup that makes a great family pet who is easy to take along and cuddle. Weighing in at around 13-18 pounds on average these pups are easy to carry when needed. They are sweet and gentle, but sturdy enough to have with small children around. If you have been considering a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, then you already know what a loveable and special breed this dog is. Read more to learn about whether or not this is the right pup for you.

Interesting Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Fact

The Blenheim parti-color variety is the most common coat found on a Cavalier. Pure white is typically the primary color of the body and their muzzle. Their fur smoothly transitions in a blaze up their forehead and is often seen in colored markings over their body.  The Blenheim color is a rich chestnut color that got it’s name in honor of Blenheim Palace, where John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, raised this color of Spaniels for hunting. 

The Blenheim color is more rare and highly desired. When you see pictures of these pups it will be the more common coloring as it is unique to this breed and so eye-catching. This leads people to believe that it is a more common color to find these puppies in, however, due to its rarity you may pay a more premium rate for it. 

Are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Good family Dogs?

The Cavalier is a sweet and friendly dog that gets along well with other pets and children. They are smart and easy to train for basic and advanced commands and tricks. Cavaliers can excel in a number of canine sports including agility, obedience and rally. When cared for properly these pups can be very docile and quiet. If left alone too much they can become destructive and yappy. 

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels require lots of love and attention, but fortunately they are small and easy to take along with you. While they don’t require a ton of space, they do like to move around as they have lots of energy and are easily excitable. Females tend to be lower energy after year 1 and can be a better choice for children. Males tend to have more energy after year 1, so they are better for families that want a dog to play with. 

Cocker Spaniels vs Cavalier Spaniels

What is the difference between American Cocker Spaniels and Cavalier King Chalres Spaniels? Cockers are typically more energetic and playful than Cavaliers. They can be slightly more difficult to train, and aren’t as popular as the Cavaliers. While these 2 breeds share many similar traits, 2 of the biggest differences are when it comes to biting tendencies and how well they do with other dogs. 

The Cocker Spaniel does tend to be a more anxious and excitable breed giving it a bit more of a chance towards biting and fighting with others. If you have children or other pets, it may be worth going with a Cavalier. While both breeds are overall very good dogs, it is not worth risking safety in the wrong environment. Always consider what is best for not only your family, but also your new pup.

How Much Exercise Do Cavaliers Need?

While the cavalier is a smaller dog that doesn’t need long runs or hours of playing catch, they still do require some daily movement and exercise. Having a yard is always a plus when you own a dog. That being said, if you were to live in an apartment or home without a large yard, this breed would be more suitable than some others. As long as they have lots of love and room to move around, they don’t need as much outdoor space as some larger breeds. 

You will want to take your pup for 1-2 walks a day at about 30 minutes each, or one for about 45-60 minutes. This allows your pup to get fresh air and move. All dogs need some exercise to stay healthy and happy. While smaller dogs will typically require less activity than larger dogs, it is still vital to have daily activity (ideally outdoors). Playing catch can be a good option for limited mobility owners, or letting your pup play with other dogs at a park or beach. 

If you are extremely active, you might be surprised to know that a healthy Cavalier can run with you up to 2-3 miles. While they prefer short bursts of running like playing fetch, they can hang for more. Always be aware of signs that your dog is tiring so you don’t over exercise them. Making sure your pup is hydrated and not too hot will allow them to keep up with you. 

What Should I Feed My Cavalier? 

You should always confirm with your veterinarian on which food to feed your puppy and dog. Cavalier King Chalres Spaniels should be fed high quality premium puppy food designed for small breeds. As they grow, their nutritional needs will change, so pay attention to size, weight and age requirements for each food. Avoiding dry kibble is best for these dogs as the high carbohydrates can’t be processed by them as well. You will want to avoid grains for at least the first 12 months they are alive, and potentially indefinitely. 

Famous Cavalier King Chalres Spaniel

The most famous and beloved Spaniel on the big screen is of course Lady. Although there is some debate about which type of Spaniel she is, we look to face shape, color and Vanity Fair to cast our vote that Lady is most certainly a Cavalier Spaniel. With her Blenheim coloring and cute short snout, she is the perfect combination of class and cute. Many celebrities own Cavalier King Chalres Spaniels as they are very affectionate, easy to travel with and downright adorable. 

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