The Cavalier is a
toy Spaniel and is a descendent of the King Charles Spaniel and Cocker
Spaniel. He was bred to be a companion. Today, the Cavalier retains his
enormous popularity as a family pet in Great Britain.
The Cavalier stands up to
13 inches at the shoulder and has a long, silky coat. His coat may be
Blenheim (white with chestnut markings), solid red, black and tan, or tri-colour.
Weekly grooming and minimal exercise make the Cavalier a fairly low
loving, devoted, and friendly dog, the Cavalier is good natured and loves
children. Generally a great companion for all ages, young children must
exercise some care when the Cavalier is still a puppy due to his small
size. Cheerful, lively, and sociable, he gets along well with other people
and other dogs.
Cavalier is intelligent and obedient with an eager to please nature.
Training comes easily to him. Harsh methods should never be used or he may
become fearful. The Cavalier does well as an indoor dog, and should
live in a home with a fenced backyard. He should take his daily walks on