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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Aliases: Ruby Spaniel, Blenheim Spaniel

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Introducing the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are quite a popular breed and if you are thinking of having one yourself, then as with most dogs it is much better to have one from a puppy. You should always make sure that you get your dog from a reputable breeder - either one recommended by someone you know or one recommended by the Kennel Club of Great Britain. All Cavalier breeders have to comply with a code of ethics and supply owners with certain information. [...]

Training Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are not only lovely looking dogs they are also very eager to please this often makes them easy to train. If you have had a dog before then you will know that puppies need to be housebroken and taught acceptable behavior and this is also true of the Cavalier. [...]

Grooming Problems With Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are beautiful little dogs and when they are healthy and well looked after then their coat should be long and silky. The coat can be a shade of black and tan or black and white with tan markings. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel needs regular and careful grooming. If left untended their coats can become dull and unattractive. [...]

Feeding and Weight Issues With Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Like any other do the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is always interested in food and will eat until he or she is sick if you will let them. Just like human beings dogs need a regular and healthy diet if they are to remain fit and agile. Overfeeding is a common problem with an increasing number of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and you will not be doing your dog any favors if you allow them to become overweight. [...]

Problems With Those Silky Ears Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Most Spaniels, and this includes the Cavalier King Charles can have problems with their ears. The long ears are a breeding ground for fleas and ticks and if your dog knocks his ears when he gets over excited this can cause problems. You should always check the insides of your dogs ears on a regular basis as they are prone to getting a build up of wax. This can become infected and will eventually affect the dog's hearing. [...]

Skin Problems and Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has pretty delicate skin so when you are grooming make sure that you are using a brush that will not tear the skin. From time to time, no matter how careful you are, you may find that your Cavalier King Charles has fleas. It is rare for a dog to contract fleas from other dogs - the usual culprits are hedgehogs and cats. If you have a cat in the house then you will know that because they wander all over the place they are likely to get fleas on a regular basis. [...]

Eyesight and Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Generally speaking the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a fairly healthy breed of dog - providing you obtain it from a reputable breeder. It is always a good idea to be able to have some understanding of your dog's heritage as it could point to a predisposition to certain diseases. For example, it used to be said that the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel had very good eyesight. Although with all dogs eyesight can dim when they get older and the Cavalier King Charles is no exception. In the last fifteen years or so this has changed and some Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are more susceptible to eye disease. [...]

What Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Can Do

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a lively little dog he is very affectionate and fits well into a family setting. Because he is such a small dog he is better in a house where there are older children who will recognize how much smaller he is than them. Just like any other dog the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel likes his or her exercise. However, because your dog is a small breed it will probably require a lot less exercise than many bigger dogs. A couple of short walks and then perhaps a few turns around the yard will be adequate for this little dog. Even though it may not go far this dog does have a love of the outdoors. [...]

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels As Family Pets

The Cavalier King Charles is a toy breed Spaniel who is lively and very affectionate. He loves company and this makes the dog a great family pet. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are biddable and usually placid little dogs and this means that they get on well with people and with other family pets. Because the Cavalier King Charles is so small as a puppy he or she is better off in a household where the children are older - it is not always easy to get little ones to understand that a pet is smaller than them and needs careful handling. [...]

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Weird Facts Did You Know

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is usually a sort of rich brown color on white with some black markings - however there are actually four recognized patterns of markings. The Cavalier King Charles can be a rich chestnut on a pearly white background and this is known as a Blenheim King Charles; then there is the black, white and brown and this is known as the tricolor spaniel; there also the black and tan and the ruby which is a rich red all over - so for all you purists out there the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can come in a coat of many colors - a bit like Joseph really. [...]

Strangle Leg Movements In Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Are Linked To Syringomy

There are many different diseases that canines and humans can both suffer from and syringomyelia is one such condition. It is believed that in one breed, namely the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, this condition is inherited and can be caused by a Chiari malformation at the base of the spine and the skull. The condition is named after Arnold Chiari, the first human diagnosed with the condition. The cause of syringomyelia in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels is always from the development of fluid filled compartments or sacs along the spinal column. These fluid sacs prevent the normal movement of fluids through the spinal column resulting in extreme pain in movement below where the fluid sac, more correctly known as the syrinx, is located. [...]

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