Breed Info Summary
Breed Suits: families with children, companionship
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel originated in the United Kingdom. It is named after King Charles II, who was a prominent admirer of small spaniel breeds. The breed's roots can be traced back to the toy spaniels that were popular in 16th-century Europe. The breed gained recognition and popularity during the 18th and 19th centuries. The modern-day Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a result of efforts to revive the original breed type in the 1920s after it faced a decline in numbers and experienced crossbreeding with other spaniel types.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is known for its friendly, affectionate, and gentle nature. They are extremely people-oriented and thrive on human companionship. These dogs are typically social and get along well with children, other dogs, and even cats. They have a natural tendency to be outgoing and enjoy meeting new people, making them great companions for families and individuals alike.
Due to their strong attachment to their owners, Cavaliers may suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for long periods. They are not typically known for being aggressive and are more likely to greet strangers with wagging tails than with suspicion. Overall, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a loving, social, and adaptable companion that brings joy and warmth to any household.
Pros and cons to consider
- Suitable to a range of lifestyles
- Comfortable with children and other dogs
- Low exercise requirements
- Long coat needs frequent grooming
- Prone to weight gain
- Potential for stubbornness during training