One of the most faithful creatures that God created on this Earth is the dogs. Although dogs are a lot different from Humans, yet they are very close to Humans. One of the few main reasons for their being close to Humans is their faithfulness. At times they have proved their faithfulness with their actions. If we cast a look around our locality there is no home without dogs. These are the most liked pet animals. The purpose of keeping dogs as pets varies from home to home. Some keep them for security, others for playing, some for walking and jogging, and even some to get rid of different diseases. There are many kinds of dogs as Shepherd, Pit-bull, huskies, Beagle, Labrador retriever, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Pug, Poodle, and many others. The best of all are the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
It is one of the most popular breed in many countries across the world. Due to their small size, these are also called toy dogs. These are friendly and affectionate by nature. They are equally playful both with children and adults. These are also family dogs and cannot be left alone at the home for long time. Since the year 2000, these are the most liked dogs in United States and European countries.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Facts For Kids and Information
- This is a toy dog bred by the American Kennel Club
- Although these dogs are good companions, yet these maintain their sporty nature inherited from their ancestors.
- These are also called happy dogs and often seen wagging their tail in love and happiness. These dogs love people, and often want companionship.
- Mass: Female: 13 – 18 lbs and Male: 13 – 18 lbs
- Height: Female: 12 – 13 in. and Male: 12 – 13 in.
- Puppy Price: Average $1,800 to $3,500 USD
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs are very beautiful in appearance. They really look like big sized toys and have sporty nature. They have long fur on their body and feel spongy on touch. The average weight of these dogs range between 5 to 9 Kg. Due to little size, their height is also low and is usually between 30 to 33 cm. The average life of these dogs is also less than other breeds. Mostly, their life span ranges between 9 to 14 years.
Although this breed is new and was recognized in the 20th century, yet there prototype existed centuries ago. These were called little spaniels. This breed got popularity in the reign of King Charles II. He used to love this breed so much that he made a rule to allow these dogs at every place. Even parliament was also no exception. He also used to keep 3 or 4 spaniel dogs with him wherever he used to go. This rule is still live in England nowadays. In the 20th century, American searched for these dogs in England and finally succeeded to find an identical form. In 1940, two male dogs of this breed were imported to America and this breed got proper identification in 1952. There were about a dozen dogs of this breed in America till1954. In 1992, an American club became parent club for these Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
These little dogs are very good in behavior both with children and adults. They even make friends with strangers and are often fearless to sit in their laps. They are also very intelligent and can easily be trained. They are fond of companionship and do not like to live in kennels. It is also advised to never leave these alone in the home for long time. Their eyesight and sense of smell is so good that these can be used for small hunting in open spaces.
Like all other dogs, an extreme care should be taken in feeding these dogs. Usually, these should be given high quality dry dog food two times a day. The quantity should be 1/2 to 1 cup daily. Never leave food in excess with them as it may overeat. The feeding should also be increased or decreased along with variation in their weight. Try to weigh it at times. If over-weighed, these should be given controlled food and regular exercise.
These dogs are usually healthy but like other breeds, these are also prone to some diseases. A little carelessness can suffer these from Mitral Valve, Syringomyelia, Hip Dysplasia, Episodic Falling, Dry Eye, and Patellar Luxation. Most of these diseases are fatal enough to claim their life. The chances of these diseases can be decreased by following a pattern of feeding and regular exercising.
Images, Pics, Photos and Pictures of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel :
Cavaliers have medium size coating on their body which feels silky. There are more hairs on the body of an adult. There are usually four colors of these dogs available. To keep them good and elegant looking, the hairs on the body should be combed regularly. At times, they should be bathed. As these dogs mostly remain indoors, the bathing should be done after a week. However, combing the hair should be done twice or thrice a week. Further, the nails should be trimmed regularly. The excessive hairs on ears and legs should also be trimmed. Their teeth should also be brushed twice a week to keep away the bacteria. Daily brushing is most recommended form in all the dogs. Also keep a check on rashes, infections, redness of skin, and inflammation. Your routine of weekly examining the dog will enable you to trace out the problem at an initial stage.
Shedding is not much common in this breed of dogs. These are called average shedders and, therefore, there is no need of trimming.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Characteristics
Cavaliers are recognized by their particular characteristics. These are :
- They have the ability to become good watchdogs.
- They do not need intensive maintenance but a moderate maintenance is enough to keep these dogs.
- They are very agile and active and need regular exercise to maintain their fitness.
- These are also equally good for a new owner as these are affectionate and sociable.
- These are also playful with children and are affectionate towards them.
It can be said that these dogs are necessity for a home because these play with children and relieve mothers from tension. These are small and can easily be breeded.