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January 4, 2012
Spotlight breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
I thought is would be fun to start a blog series that spotlights a specific breed that has been at Home Away From Home K9 Care. Only being open for a short while we have seen some cool and interesting dog breeds become honorary family members here. Keep and eye out for any breeds you may find interesting. It is important to understand your dogs breed or a breed you are looking to own. It may help you explain behaviors of your dog or help you find that perfect puppy for you.

  Maggie, 2011

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

History:
Named for King Charles II, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a descendant of the King Charles Spaniel. In the the late 1600's the KCS was interbred with pugs to produce a smaller dog with flatter noses and upturned faces. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was shown in the Toy group of the AKC beginning in 1996.
Temperament: This breed is an eager, affectionate and happy dog. Outgoing and sportive, they are fearless and willing to please. Naturally well behaved and get along with both dogs and other non-canine pets. Cavaliers love people and enjoy companionship.
Life expectancy: 9-14 years
Exercise: Daily walks, light exercise Size: Height: 12-13 inches Weight: 10-18lbs (although do not overfeed, tends to gain weight easily)
Grooming: Brush as necessary. The ears have a tendency to matte so should be cleaned and brushed often. Colors include tricolor, ruby, black and tan and blenheim (red and white)
Group: Toy

For more information: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/cavalierkingcharlesspaniel.htm