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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

A true toy spaniel (other names: Ruby Spaniel, Blenheim Spaniel)

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
origin:Great Britain
life expectancy:9 - 11 years
classification:Gun Dog
height:30 to 33 cm
weight:5 to 8 kg
exercise: Mediumin/out: Indoorgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Mediumsize: Small
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History [ edit ]

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small charming breed that dates back to the early 1600´s. It is said that this breed is descended from the King Charles Spaniel and other small Toy Spaniels seen in many sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth century paintings by Titian, Van Dyck, Lely, Stubbs, Gainsborough, Reynolds, and Romney. During Tudor times, Toy Spaniels were quite common as ladies´ pets, but it was under the Stuarts that they were given the royal title of King Charles Spaniels. It is also said that the King Charles Spaniel was so named because a Blenheim-coated spaniel was the children´s pet in the household of Charles I. Over time, the toy spaniels were replaced in popularity by short-snouted, dome-headed dogs of asian descent, such as the Pug and Japanese Chin. The King Charles Spaniel was bred with these dogs, resulting in the similar-shaped head of