One of the original ‘lap dogs’, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was bred to be a companion pet. But it also has those spaniel genes, which means it possesses strong athletic tendencies. The result is a spectacular family dog with a penchant for flyball, agility training and an otherwise active lifestyle. Given the breed’s popularity as a companion pet, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel pet insurance is a popular product available from PIA.
This breed was initially an offshoot of the King Charles Spaniel, originally singled out as the red and white variety of the breed. In those days, the red and white variety were labelled ‘Blenheim’ in honour of a prominent Duke’s victory at the Battle of Blenheim. Later, the ‘Blenheim’ fully diverged and was renamed the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
It features a beautiful, silky coat of long fur and a flowing tail that is traditionally not docked (perhaps to set the breed apart from its progenitor). It’s also worth noting that the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel’s fur may be wavy, but it shouldn’t curl. With good nutrition, plenty of grooming and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel insurance coverage, this dog can function as a healthy and happy member of the family for 10 years or longer.
Female: 30-33 cm
Male: 30-33 cm
Female: 5.9-8.2 kg
Male: 5.9-8.2 kg
Adaptable, playful, affectionate, sociable and fearless
Mitral valve disease (MVD), syringomyelia (SM), luxating patella, hip dysplasia and some hereditary eye issues
Their spaniel background make this breed moderately active, though most of their activity can be confined to the indoors.
Double coat, feathered, silky to the touch
Ruby, tricolour, black and tan, Blenheim (i.e. red and white)
Their short nose means that they don’t cope well with extreme temperatures. Else, some outdoor activity is appreciated, though not absolutely necessary.
This is a breed that was specifically developed with in-home companionship in mind. The characteristic wag of its silky tail assures its owner that it’s happiest when being showered with attention. With that in mind, this is not a dog that should be placed in the back yard away from human contact for long periods.
It prefers to shadow its master throughout the house. In fact, some owners marvel that their dog seems to select its footsteps based on those of the person walking in front. Regardless of how literally this should be taken, the underlying message is unmistakable: The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel thrives on constant presence and occasional attention.
TIts affectionate and loyal nature makes this breed a household favourite for anyone who would appreciate a bit of extra company. That also makes pet insurance for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels all the more important, as they naturally become a treasured member of the family.
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