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October 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm #1015bnietMember
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppies
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are well proportioned small dogs with a rounded head and a full muzzle. Their noise is usually black. When it comes to the jaw, the teeth make a scissor bite. The eyes are dark brown in color, rounded and set apart appropriately. They also have eye rims that are dark in color. The breed has long ears which are set high with plentiful feathering. The top line is level.
The dog has a silky coat which has a medium length. The ears, tail, legs and chest are feathery. The common coat colors include mahogany red, black & tan, tricolor (Prince Charles) and red & white. In the red & white colors (Blenheim), the chestnut red spot on the head is preferred by breeders especially when it is between the ears. It is, however, not significant. It is also important to note that some dealers in Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies remove the dewclaws and dock the tail by one third.
Generally, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are eager dogs that are both happy and affectionate. The dogs are eager to please and always wag their tail. They are also sportive and fearless. Their high intelligence level enables them to understand what you require thereby making it easy to train. Even without prior training, this breed has been known to be well behaved and gets along well with other pets apart from the canine ones.
These dogs relate well with people, they enjoy human companionship and require guidelines to follow. They should never be purchased for kennel life and should also not be left alone in the house all day unless they have prior training or exercising. It is also important to note that they have an instinct to chase. This is as a result of their being initially bred for hunting. You should also understand that they are prone to developing the small dog syndrome (feeling that they are the head of the household). You should set rules and make sure they are followed.
This dog breed is prone to syringomyelia, eye disease which can be hereditary, kneecap dislocation, back problems, early defense, ear infections and hip dysplasia. It can also be prone to genetic heart problems (mitra valve disease) which can lead to early death. Prior to ordering the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies, it is recommendable to check the medical history of previous puppies. This will deal away with hereditary diseases. Additionally, do not over feed the dog since it gains weight easily.
Brush with a bristle brush. The hair between the dog’s pads, on the feet, should be trimmed. Due to matting and tangling on ears, the pet should be brushed regularly. Thorough drying is also required after bathing.
Height: 12 to 13 inches
Weight: 5 to 8 kilograms
9 to 14 years
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniels make good companions. They can be used in short hunts and are great in competitive obedience. The breed is recommended for the older children. You should also socialize them properly to avoid their being reserved in the presence of strangers.
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