Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
The breed is highly affectionate, and some have called the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel “the ultimate lap dog”.
Most dogs of the breed are playful, extremely patient and eager to please. As such, dogs of the breed are usually good with children and other dogs. A well-socialized Cavalier will not be shy about socializing with much larger dogs.
(However, on occasion, this tendency can be dangerous, as many cavaliers will presume all other dogs to be equally friendly, and may attempt to greet and play with aggressive dogs.)
HIS LARGE, DARK EYES AND MELTING expression are a true indication of his sweetness of character. Sturdy and hardy, in a range of four such lovely colours, it is difficult to know which to choose.
A happy dog whose pleasures are simple – he will enjoy a long country walk, meandering round the shops or sitting beside you in front of the fire. Good with children, he is a devoted companion, absolutely non-aggressive and easy to care for. His silky coat requires little attention and his ever-wagging tail shows how easy he is to please.
His origins are a little hazy; he goes back several centuries though not securing Kennel Club status until 1944, having been revived as a breed separate from the King Charles Spaniel. By the 1970s the breed was in the top twenty of British registrations and continues to attract large show entries. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is larger than his relative, the King Charles, and less snub-nosed.