The Cavalier

The Cavalier

All dogs should be true to their breed type, especially if they are themselves to be used for breeding. Cavaliers are beautiful, gentle, loving and friendly dogs with no natural aggression. Knowing your breed helps you choose the right dog for your circumstances and lifestyle.

Living With a Cavalier

Living with a Cavalier is a joy and a privilege. This may sound extravagant, but any Cavalier owner would understand completely, and unhesitatingly agree. The Cavalier is one of the most popular breeds in the country (17th out of 238 breeds), and is certainly one of the best companions. They have the most beautiful colours, the most charming looks, the sweetest expressions, the most wistfully appealing eyes and the waggiest...

Cavalier Hereditary Health and Longevity

The average lifespan of the Cavalier ranges from 9 to 14 years, depending on the hereditary health and defects to which the individual dog is subject. A healthy dog with no or only mild defects will usually live from 12 to 14 years in good health. However, as with many breeds of pedigree dog, the Cavalier has been subject to various hereditary problems that can seriously impede its health and...

History of the Cavalier

The Beginnings Originally known as the King Charles Spaniel, the Cavalier is thought to have come to Europe from Japan sometime during the early 16th century, probably as a royal gift. It’s believed to share a common ancestry with the Pekingese and the Japanese Chin, and early portraits of Cavaliers show a marked resemblance between these 3 breeds. The dogs were rare and expensive, and consequently for many centuries were...

About the Cavalier

Gentle, loving, beautiful to look at and full of fun, what’s not to love about these charming dogs? If you are yet to learn about the Cavalier, then you have a treat in store. The Cavalier is one of the most popular breeds in the world, and for good reason. They fit in easily with almost any household, they are friendly and affectionate and they are good with children and...