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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

This delightful little breed took its name from King Charles II, whose penchant for toy spaniels was such that he constantly surrounded himself with them, reputedly enjoying their company far more than that of his courtiers. James II continued his brother's patronage of the breed, after which they fell from royal favour and were relegated to life on country estates as hunters of small game. Since 1926 the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has enjoyed a revival, with the breed going from strength to strength.


The largest of the toy breeds, the Cavalier is a lively, intelligent dog, compact enough to fit into the smallest household, yet sturdy enough to withstand children's games and family activities. He enjoys a good deal of exercise, being fairly active, robust and not tiring easily. He is the perfect companion for a country ramble.


With centuries of domestication behind him, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel takes naturally to living indoors and is truly a delight to have around the home. He makes a lovely family pet, being gentle, friendly, affectionate and obedient, with a great love of people.

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