Cavalier
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12-13 inches
moderate
high
9-11 Years
Long, silky, free from curl
Low
Great Britain
Black and Tan, Blenheim or Ruby
Moderate
Friendly, obedient and sensible
13-16 pounds
High
Appearance

Although the Cavalier is by most measures the largest toy breed, It is nonetheless quite
small for a spaniel.  The breed naturally grows a substantial silky coat of moderate
length. Breed standards call for it to be free from curl, with a slight wave permissible.  
The breed has four recognized colors: Blenheim,Tricolour, Black and Tan, and Ruby.  

Temperament

The breed is highly affectionate, and some have called the Cavalier King Charles
Spaniel "the ultimate lap dog". Most dogs of the breed are playful, extremely patient and
eager to please. As such, dogs of the breed are usually good with children and other
dogs.

History

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels origins are from the King Charles Spaniel, who through
selective breeding from the Toy Spaniel was produced to have a more exaggerated
head with a great dome and flatter face.  They were a favorite of the aristocracy in the
early nineteenth century. In 1945 the Kennel Club granted the Cavalier King Charles
Spaniel separate registration.
Their name is from King Charles II who kept a
large number of Toy Spaniels