Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

These dogs are aristocratic spaniels. They were popular with King Charles I and King Charles II. These spaniels looked very different during the antiquity times. In fact, they were bred with a completely new look, after someone decided to revive the breed, as it was very uncommon due to the lack of popularity. The lack of popularity in the breed was thanks to when other breeds captured the heart with the kings better than the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel did. Now that the breed's look when it first started out is no longer around, people are now used to the new look. It has many characteristics, such as a feathered coat.
The feathering is long, silky, and easily prone to matting. Another trait includes those large, floppy, tear-shaped ears. Cocker Spaniels have the same ears. This is a pretty unique coincidence between those 2 dogs. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels also have short muzzles, and compact skulls, and that complete with dark, cute, eyes makes the breed so irresistible! The cute look matches a disposition that is loving, gentle, and placid-natured. Because of this, many call the breed the "Love Sponge of Dogs!"
Also, this is one of the best family dogs, but the breed is fragile like many other small dogs, so children about 4 years old and up are best with the breed if you have kids. This may not be a sporting breed, but it is a spaniel, and like most spaniels, the Cavalier King Charles needs some regular walks, possibly every other day is fine. Moderate brushing is the only grooming concern in the breed, but it doesn't need trimming. So overall, these spaniels are beautiful, cute, sweet, smart, and best of all, a pooch that's fit for a king and for a major dog lover!

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