Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel


General information

  • Derived from the King Charles Spaniel, in an effort to breed them to the type seen in Van Dyck's painting of Charles II.
  • The Cavalier, as it is known, has a longer muzzle than the King Charles and is an affectionate and happy companion.
  • Can be a wimp when being treated and therefore often reacts verbally when being vaccinated.
  • A good pet dog that requires regular grooming and reasonable exercise.

Biological Data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMedResource and PubMed.
  • Rusbridge C (2005) Neurological diseases of the Cavalier King Charles spaniel. JSAP 46, 265-272.

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