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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Personality:Affectionate, graceful, and gentle.

Coat & Grooming:The Cavie’s long, silky coat needs to be brushed several times a week.

Energy Level:Somewhat Active; Cavies do not require an exhaustive workout, they're happy with a good walk every day.

Originally: England

Nicknames: Cavie

Size: Small

Meet the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

​You can’t help being enchanted by the big, twinkling eyes of the Cavie, a gentle, pint-sized bundle (13 to 18 pounds) of tail-wagging joy. Friendly and easily trained, the Cavie is an ideal companion for families with young children and other pets. Sex and the City fans will recognize this breed as the same as Charlotte’s dog, Elizabeth Taylor, but they first gained popularity as the preferred pet of King Charles II and still appear frequently on the UK Kennel Club’s list of most popular breeds.

What's Their Story?

​King Charles II owned multiple toy spaniels and was reportedly rarely seen without them at his feet. In fact, he wrote a decree that allowed his dogs in any public place, including the House of Parliament. Cavies often appeared in numerous paintings of that time and remained popular in England, but didn’t come to the United States until the ’50s.

What are they Like?

​Cavies may comes from aristocracy, but they’re more than willing to descend their royal high horse to romp around a yard and chase moving animals and objects. They get along well with children and other dogs and can be a bit quiet. Cavies do equally well with active types and homebodies—they can be loyal hiking partners or shameless couch potatoes, depending on the owner’s personality—as long as they get a satisfying walk each day.

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