Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are almost new species of canines. They were developed around 100 years ago. Their ancestors are toy Spaniels which were great companions of the people in royalty and nobility.
Height: 12 to 13 inches
Weight: from 13 to 18 pounds
Life Expectancy: 9 to 15 years
A Cavalier is a dog that is dependent on its owner. This breed enjoys being with people and mustn’t be kept alone for a long time. Proper combing and brushing should be adopted as an integral part of the care because it sheds a lot. Because of being a Spaniel, it may run to chase other small animals; therefore, it must be leashed or kept away from them.
If you live in a small place, then this dog is perfect for you. To fulfill the exercise needs a small garden is enough. You must be careful when walking it, because it may come in front of cars on the road.
Is it a good dog for kids and other pets?
Cavaliers are perfect for kids; because they love when kids throw a ball at them, help them in learning new tricks, and take them for some dog activities. But, teaching children how to behave towards dogs is very important when you want your kids to play with a canine. Teach them to never disturb a dog when it is either sleeping or eating something. If you introduce your Cavalier to other pets at an early stage of life, then the dog can be good with them, sometimes, even with birds. But all this should be done under the supervision of the owner; because sometimes this canine breed can harm them due to having hunting aptitude.
Common health issues:
How to feed Cavalier King Charles Spaniels:
According to experts the amount of food should be ½ to 1 cup of wholesome dry food a day: divide the food into two meals.
Your dog eating amount should be according to the age, metabolism, daily activity, and size. Always pay attention to the quality of dog food. Keeping the dog in an ideal shape is very important to avoid many health issues. If a dog is overweight, then it is prone to many critical diseases. Being overweight may result in laziness in the dog; this problem can stop the pooch from exercise. Therefore, always feed your dog in a limited amount.