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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have been claimed by some to be the best dog in the world. They're favorites due to their gentle disposition as well as their sweet and affectionate personalities. This breed is extremely popular and is well known for being an excellent family pet that's great around young children and families as a whole. These are lap dogs that simply want to please those they live with. Easy to train, calm, loving, and fun to be around. What more can you ask for in a dog?
Continue reading to learn more about Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, dogs with a rich history in Britain and otherwise known as "Cavs."
Popularity: Very popular.
Trainability: This breed of dog is quite friendly and eager to please. They're known for being patient as well. If you're a first time dog owner and have never trained one before, you shouldn't have much trouble training this one for the first time. This is an intelligent breed of dog that responds well to a gentle approach when training.
Size/Weight: Small sized dogs, weighing in at an average of 13-18 pounds.
Origin Location/Date: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, or "Cav" as they call them, originated in Scotland in the 1500 or 1600s and became very popular in Britain years later. The breed was brought to the United States in the 1920s where their popularity grew. They were formally recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1996.
Energy Level: As far as play time goes, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can get much of what he needs indoors. This breed does enjoy going for walks and playing in the park just as much, but if you do engage in this type of activity, be sure to leash the dog as it has a tendency to chase small animals.
Temperament: This is a very friendly dog to be around. It gets along well with older children as well as with families. It's a happy and loving dog that likes other dogs as well as other animals in the home. It can suspicious around strangers at times. Overall, this breed enjoys spending time with family and getting the attention it so craves. It's a very companionable dog too, as it's well behaved, cheerful and playful. It does have its timid and stubborn moments though.
Necessary Space: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel doesn't need a lot of space in which to live. It can handle apartment living just fine and will get a lot of the exercise it needs by playing indoors. Of course, this dog loves going for walks as well, so don't hesitate to stroll along the sidewalk or play in the park or back yard.
Talents: This may just be one of the most suitable breeds of dog for family life. It was highly popular with the King of England and its popularity is gaining in America as well. Some consider this dog to be one of the most ideal pet breeds available today.
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years.
Group: Toy group.
A few terms and phrases to describe the typical Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy and dog: friendly, fun, sweet, loving, intelligent, can be stubborn, good for apartments, likes playing indoors, good with other pets, seeks attention, companionable, cheerful, playful and timid.
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