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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Already knew?
To this day, there is a law that allows Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to be taken to the English Parliament. The law goes back to a royal decree of King Charles II - from his love for the dogs.

History and Origin
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has Spanish roots. And yet he has only "begun" in England. King Charles the First, and King Charles the Second, was quite devoted to this race, which is why it gained great popularity. At the time the dogs still had a very short nose, because breeds such as the pug or the Japanese Chin were crossed. Because a longer nose was high in the course, this feature was strengthened bred.



Where does the name come from?
The dogs are of course - as is easily recognizable - named after King Karl. He was called "Cavalier," because the troops of King Charles I were called "Cavaliers."

Breed Description
Small format - big heart. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a friendly, loving, playful dog. When he is out, he likes to go exploring, sniffing and chasing. He should not be left alone the whole day, which frustrates him and makes him sad. He is absolutely childish and very patient.


Appearance
In this dog, you can fall in love instantly: He has big, sweet eyes, moves very elegantly, has a friendly facial expression and a long silky fur - even on the paws. Because he does not grow very tall, he is counted among the lap dogs. He is not to be confused with the King Charles Spaniel (without the "Cavalier"). This has a much shorter nose.
  

Health and care
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not a dog that should be kept outside and would like. But a lot of spotting is very important, after all, he is a real Spaniel - who is known to walk and to walk a lot. Its long, fine fur should be combed several times a week, otherwise its neat fur easily knotted.

Breed typical diseases
Patellar luxation (knee joint injury)
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