Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

BREED TYPE / MIX Purebred ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Regularly TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Affectionate, Cheerful, Courageous, Gentle, Social ADULT WEIGHT 12-18 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 12-13 in LIFE SPAN 9-14 yrs

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Care

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Grooming

Cavalier Spaniels have moderate maintenance requirements when it comes to grooming. The Cavalier King Charles spaniel is a moderately shedding dog breed. Their luxurious long coats need brushing daily in order to avoid tangles and mats. To maintain their coats silky and shiny, a bath is recommended every 4 to 6 weeks. Nail trimming, ear cleaning, and under paw care should also be done regularly, preferably every month. The Cavalier spaniel should also be taken to a professional groomer 3-4 times a year for dental care.  

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Exercise Needs

Cavalier Spaniels are moderately active dogs. They enjoy activities like hiking, swimming, jogging, playing Frisbee, and fetching. They also like to compete and are known to excel in canine sports. A daily walk or two and some active playtimes indoors are enough to keep them happy and in their best shape.  

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Health

As with most small purebred dog breeds, the Cavalier King Charles spaniel breed can develop certain health conditions such as hip dysplasia, cataracts, luxating patella, or allergies. A heart condition called Mitral Valve disease is also common in Cavalier Spaniels.  

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Life Span

The Cavalier King Charles spaniel lifespan is on average between 9 and 14 years. Cavalier King Charles spaniel life expectancy can increase over 16 years with proper care, regular vet checks, quality dog food, and an exercise routine tailored to their needs. The oldest living Cavalier King Charles spaniel is currently 19 years old.  

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Training

Cavalier Spaniels are brilliant dogs. They are fast learning students with eager to please personalities. They rarely need socialization during puppyhood as they are friendly and naturally open to meeting new people.  

Cavalier Spaniels love to be mentally stimulated with canine puzzle games, complex tricks, and commands. They are easy to potty train, leash train, and socialize, and they can also take on more intensive training in agility, rally, and obedience.  

Cavalier Spaniels crave attention and affection. They are highly devoted and loyal and can become overly attached to their owners which can sometimes lead to separation anxiety. It is best to leave them home alone for a few minutes each day when they are still puppies in order to avoid any kind of destructive behavior later on.