Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Friendly to Other Pets10
Friendly to Strangers10
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a well-proportioned little dog. The head is slightly rounded, the muzzle full, tapering a little with a shallow stop. The nose is black. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The dark brown eyes are round and set well apart with dark eye rims.
The long ears are set high with abundant feathering. The topline is level. The tail is sometimes docked by 1/3, but is usually left natural. Dewclaws may be removed. The silky coat is medium in length with feathering on the ears, chest, legs and the tail.
Colors include “Prince Charles” (tricolor), ruby (rich mahogany red), “King Charles” (black and tan) and Blenheim (red and white). In Blenheim dogs, a chestnut-red spot on top of the head between the ears is preferred by breeders, but not critical.