Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

King Charles Spaniel


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

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