Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Breed Profile



Personality

Among the endearing qualities of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is that they are eager, affectionate, outgoing, supportive, fearless, willing to please, intelligent, and good with other animals.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog does well with children provided the children are well behaved.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is around 9 to 14 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 10 to 18 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog include but are not limited to syringomyelia, hereditary eye disease, dislocating kneecaps, back troubles, ear infections, deafness, hip dysplasia and weight gain.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience on part of the owner. Shedding is average, brush every other day to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

This breed of dog can be suited for apartment and condo environments. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay upwards of around $700 or more per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog tends to be wary of strangers. Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good watchdog.

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