Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog breed is a re-creation of the type of spaniel that can be seen in old paintings. Its development came about as a result of a quest by Roswell Eldridge, an American who offered large cash prizes at Crufts Dog Show during the 1920s to attract breeders with this type of dog. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can now be distinguished from the ordinary King Charles Spaniel by the flattened, rather than domed, appearance of its skull between the eyes, and its longer, less compact nose. It has developed into a slightly larger dog.
Origins: United States
Coat Type/Colour: Silky; Tan and White
Height: 12 – 13 Inch (30.5 – 33 cm)
Weight: 12 – 18 lb (5.4 – 8.2 kg)
Nature: Highly affectionate, sometimes nervous
In terms of temperament, however, these two breeds are very similar, and they are bred in the same colours. In both cases, the coats of puppies are far less profuse than those of adults, which need regular brushing to maintain their attractive silky appearance. They make good companion dogs for people of all ages and are highly affectionate by nature.