Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 King Charles Spaniel Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information An English breed produced from the selective breeding of smaller spaniels. At one time known as the English Toy Spaniel, the breed gained its current name from one of its keenest admirers (King Charles II). Its size and affectionate nature make this an ideal companion dog. Requires only moderate exercise. The long silky coats can be either straight or wavy and need regular grooming to keep the longer coat tangle free. Can be nervous of strangers. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Birchall M J King Charles Spaniel. London: Foyles. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. King Charles Spaniel Club: www.king-charles-spaniel-club.co.uk. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. American Cavlier King Charles Spaniel Club: www.ackcsc.org.