Original Name : Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Type : Braccoid
Male weight : 12-18 lbs
Female weight : 12-18 lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : United Kingdom
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are sporting, affectionate and absolutely fearless. Their cheerful, friendly nature, lacking any aggression, has made these dogs very popular since the end of the last millennium.
Almost flat skull between the ears, shallow stop.
Straight back, short loins, moderate chest, well sprung ribs.
Black and tan: raven black with tan markings, which should be bright, above eyes, on cheeks, inside ears, on chest, legs and underside of tail. White markings are not permitted.Ruby: whole colored rich red. White markings are not permitted.Blenheim: rich chestnut markings well broken up on a pearly white foundation. Markings evenly distributed on head, leaving room between the ears for much valued lozenge mark or spot, a unique breed characteristic.Tricolor: Black and white well spaced and broken up, with tan marking over eyes, on cheeks, inside ears, inside legs and underside of tail.
Long, set high, covered with abundant feathering.
Length proportionate to the body, well set on, carried cheerfully, but never much above the topline.
Long, silky, free from curl, slight wave permissible, abundant feathering.
Active, gracious and well balanced, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have a particularly gentle expression, with big dark eyes that exude both sadness and curiosity. The breed was not officially recognized in the U.K. until 1945. Prior to that it was considered to be the same as an English Toy Spaniel, known as the King Charles Spaniel by the Kennel Club.
An American Toy Spaniel enthusiast named Roswell Eldridge was responsible for the emergence of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He offered a substantial amount of money to anyone who could produce an old-fashioned type as depicted in 16th, 17th and 18th century paintings. That duly happened and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club was established in 1928.