The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a companion dog. An ideal breed for those who want to own: a beautiful, fairly compact, affectionate, cheerful, playful, but not hyperactive dog. Which does not require: special care, very long walks and great physical exertion. This is an ideal option for a family, for young mothers, the elderly or very busy people, for those who have limited time or energy. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a versatile breed for the whole family. They easily adapt to the schedule and lifestyle of the owner.
The British believe that this breed of dog helps relieve stress and psychological stress.
These cute creatures are very affectionate and know how to adjust to the mood of the owner: actively rejoice at success, look into the eyes with sympathy and understanding, bravo support with a solemn “woof” or simply relax on the couch next to the owner, substituting their silky back or barrels for stroking. After all, stroking a pleasant surface really relieves stress and tension, and helps to relax.
And yet, the King Charles love children, make friends easily and quickly, and if the child is small, they nurse and amuse the baby with great pleasure. They love to be the center of attention and always agree to replace their favorite toy or doll, they can play mother's daughters with children all day long, endure swaddling, changing clothes and will happily ride in a toy stroller.
They are also very friendly with other animals.
Although this breed of dogs has not been used as a hunting dog for a long time, hunting instincts are still present. They like to chase moving objects, ducks, flying butterflies, rustling leaves, or a ball.
But the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is completely deprived of protective qualities, for them every second friend and they usually bark with joy or fright. Therefore, they are not at all suitable for protection, but they will be happy to inform, with their sonorous voice, about the arrival of guests.
Looking at these cute elegant decorative dogs, it is hard to imagine that in the XNUMXth century they ran through the forests for small fur-bearing animals on the royal hunt and lived in kennels. But thanks to their appearance, smooth curves, pleasant silky wool, they eventually moved to the palace. Charles II loved and honored this breed very much and bred it right in his palace. It was in his era that these dogs were called the Cavalier of Books Charles Spaniel. They began to accompany members of the royal family and their retinue everywhere, and little by little they were no longer used as hunting at all. Today's Charleses are even smaller, more compact, sweeter, and softer than their ancestors, and are used only as decorative items.
The coat of these spaniels is pleasant to the touch, silky and quite soft, of medium length, there may be light waves. According to the standard, four color options are allowed: bleyhem - white with red-chestnut spots; tricolor - white with black spots and tan eyebrows; black and tan - black base with tan elements; ruby color. Ears hanging below the chin. The head is flat with a very expressive nose and large, insanely beautiful and understanding eyes. The length of the muzzle is from 4 cm.
The tail is slightly shaggy and may not dock like other types of spaniels. The color is white with red, white with black and white with black and tan. The standard dog size is 30-33 cm, with a weight of 5-8 kg.
As for nutrition, Cavaliers are not picky at all, although they are considered a royal breed.
The main thing is that the food is balanced and healthy, there are no special prohibitions or regulations for this breed. You can feed both food and cereals with meat and vegetables. As a treat, an apple, carrot, dried fruit is perfect.
Care is also quite simple: periodically you need to clean the ears, as well as all dogs, bathe them as they get dirty, comb them periodically so that there are no tangles, especially the ears, tummy and fringe on the paws. After a walk, the coat can be wiped with a damp towel or brush, but not necessarily, if desired, and the paws can be washed, or also wiped with a damp cloth. It would be nice to cut off the excess fur between the pads. If your pet runs only on carpets, parquet and grass, then you still need to cut your claws, you yourself will notice when the time has come. You can try to do it yourself with special scissors, they are sold in almost all pet stores, or use the services of a groomer or veterinarian. And if your spaniel runs on asphalt and paving slabs, then he is unlikely to need this procedure.
We wish your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel a long and happy life! Be generous with attention and affection!
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They say that one day the king got tired of conventions and issued a special decree according to which King Charles Spaniels have the right to appear in any public places, even in the English Parliament. Dogs were born right in the palace, and then the king gave the puppies to trusted people in east London.