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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier is in the class of the oldest toy dog breeds. They are small and were originally bred as lap dogs because of their cute look and small size. They are known to be friendly and extremely affectionate. The kind of dog that would crawl under the covers with you. Discover more about our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies for sale below!


Breed History

The Cavalier is descended from the toy spaniels back in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. They were named after the King Charles Spaniel because the king wouldn’t go anywhere without them. The breed has retained its popularity from the ages past right to this modern age. 

In 1945 the Kennel Club recognized this the Cavalier as a separate breed and gradually their registered number grew. They were used for dog shows and were constantly winning at them. They are sensational both at shows and at home because they are the sweetest of dogs.



Cavaliers are gentle natured and affectionate dogs. They are very sweet and will adapt to any place they find themselves without any problems. They are incredibly playful and undemanding. They are quite intelligent too. They have no aggressive bone in them and neither do they have any prey drive. They love having people around and don’t do so well when they are lonely.



Cavaliers can adapt to any place and environment without so much fuss. This means they could do apartment living or country living. The only problem would come when they are left alone because they develop separation anxiety. 

They are suitable for homes where one person stays at home when everyone else is out. It will keep them busy and entertained. They also do not do well with the winter weather as they could get very cold.



Cavaliers need their daily dose of exercise. It is easy for them to curl up on the bed or sofa or your lap all day but it is important to take them on walks or they could easily be obese. They need about an hour worth of exercise daily so that they stay healthy. 

If they don’t get this, they could get bored and will develop some bad habits that could be very irritating or frustrating. Keep them mentally stimulated too and house trains them as much as possible.



The Cavalier sheds more in seasons like spring and autumn and as such would need more brushing during those periods. Keep them looking good always. Brush their coat daily and trim the hairs between their toes as that is more prone to matting which could cause discomfort when walking.

It is pertinent to take them to a professional groomer every 3 months so they get bathed and brushed and trimmed appropriately. You should also be sure that when they are bathed their ears are towel dried properly as damp ears could lead to infection.

 Brush their teeth to avoid bacteria build-up and trim their nails too if they don’t wear down naturally. Try as much as possible to get your Cavalier accustomed to being touched and brushed so it gets easier.

Our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies.


Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Are Cavaliers a good choice for first-time owners?

Yes. They are known to be very affectionate and caring and eager to please their owners. They crave family time and will bond with their owners easily.

Do Cavaliers have prey drive?

No. They are very friendly dogs with zero aggression so they play with dogs and cats alike. They don’t have a high prey drive.

Are they playful?

Extremely. They love to be entertained and also to entertain. They will get to learn what pleases you quite fast and will stick to it.

Do Cavaliers adapt easily?

Yes, they do. They really do not mind where they live as long as it is with their owner. They adapt easily to any kind of life.

Do Cavaliers bark excessively?

No, they do not. They are quite friendly and are likely to get along with everyone. They should, however, be socialized early. 

Are Cavaliers good watchdogs?

They are not. They are too friendly and will get along with everyone they meet so they are definitely not the kind of dog that would bark at strangers.

What health challenges do Cavaliers have?

They could have mitral valve disease, eye disorders, and obesity if not treated early.

Do Cavaliers love water?

Some of them do while others do not. You should watch out for your dog.

Are Cavaliers easy to train?

They are always eager to please so they are easy to train.

How long do Cavaliers live?

The average life expectancy of a Cavalier is 9 to 14 years.

A Cavalier is one dog breed you should want as a pet. First off, they are royalty and they are quite affectionate too.

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