Breeding for Health, Temperament, and Type
Our mission is to produce the healthiest puppies while maintaining the breed standard.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cavaliers can suffer from several medical conditions such as:
Mitral Valve Heart Disease
The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals recommends health testing for these issues. There are also a few genetic conditions Cavaliers can be tested for:
Dry eye/curly coat
"Cavaliers are the best of two worlds, combining the gentle attentiveness of a toy breed with the verve and athleticism of a sporting spaniel." Akc.org
They are elegant, happy, and affectionate dogs who know no stranger.
Cavaliers should be 13-18 pounds.
They come in four colors: Blenheim, Ruby, Black and Tan, and Tri-Color.
They are a double coated breed and shed a fair amount. They only require a regular bath and brushing for grooming.
Cavaliers are great lap dogs but are also descendants of the spaniel so they do need moderate exercise. Occasionally they follow their noses so having a fenced yard or keeping them on leash is suggested.
Cavaliers are intelligent and eager to please so they are easy to train. They thrive in agility and obedience classes. They also make great therapy dogs.
Cavaliers can live to be 10-14 years of age.
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