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The Cavalier King Charles, a sweet and devoted little spaniel

Adorable face, sweet and playful character, the Cavalier King Charles has all the qualities to please dog lovers. As he is kind and very devoted to his masters, he represents the perfect pet that will make the happiness of families.

Characteristics of the Cavalier King Charles

Belonging to the Spaniel family, the Cavalier King Charles is a majestic breed with a small size and a well-proportioned body with a straight back, a slightly curved and moderately long neck and curved ribs. The length of the tail is well balanced with the length of the body, and is carried cheerfully. The head has a faint stop with strong jaws and developed nostrils. The ears are bushy, drooping and long. The eyes for their part are dark, round and rather spread out. The Cavalier King Charles has a long and silky coat that sometimes displays waves. This breed can have different coat colors: bicolor (black and tan), tricolor (tan, black and white), blenheim (white with bright chestnut markings), unicolor (red coat).

History of the Cavalier King Charles breed

Originating from Great Britain, the Cavalier King Charles is a very old breed since it is mentioned in the 17th century. It was the favorite pet of Charles II of England, to whom it owes its name. Legend has it that the king was so fond of his dogs that he never went out without them. They were allowed to enter the Parliament. There are even many paintings in which these animals have been featured. Even though the Cavalier King Charles is an old breed, its standard was only established in 1928. It was not until 1945 that the Kennel Club officially recognized the breed.

Living conditions and behavior of the Cavalier King Charles

There is no other dog with as much spirit and joie de vivre as the Cavalier King Charles. Devoid of any form of aggression, this dog is sociable, friendly and playful. His pleasant personality makes him perfect for families, especially children. He is intelligent and can learn to obey commands easily. The Cavalier King Charles is also very discreet and does not bark much. This will not cause you any trouble with the neighborhood if you live in an apartment for example. But be careful not to leave him alone for too long as he could be subject to separation anxiety, leading to destructive behavior, barking or wailing.

Diet and major health problems of the Cavalier King Charles

The Cavalier King Charles has a fragile health. It can suffer from a number of disorders including eye problems, respiratory problems, joint problems, diabetes, herniated discs and ear infections. To reduce the risk of transmission of these diseases, breeders are very careful in selecting their dogs. The dog can also be affected by obesity, appetite disorders and digestive disorders, hence the importance of taking good care of its diet.

There is a whole range of kibbles to choose from depending on the animal's activities, age and health. This food must be rich in trace elements, minerals, vitamins, proteins, lipids and other essential nutrients. To avoid deficiencies, it is also possible to give him vitamin supplements, especially if you decide to give him home-made food.