The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

This page is designed to give you helpful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel information. This information is based on years of experience with the breed, along with countless hours of study. If you have further questions about our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies for sale, please email us at

History of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • King Charles II (1630-1685) was the monarch of England, Scotland and Wales. He was rarely ever seen without having spaniels near him at his feet. During this time there were no dog registries, dog shows or serious dog breeders. These spaniels though were portrayed in paintings. In fact, King Charles II made a law allowing that the King Charles Spaniel be accepted into any public building included the Houses of Parliament. By the 1850’s, England started taking dog breeding and showing very seriously. Over many decades of breeding along with a financial incentive by American Roswell Eldridge the breed of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel came to fruition in 1928.
  • The history of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel continues with Miss Mostyn Walker’s dog “Ann’s Son,” which was the first official Cavalier King Charles; in Crufts the club drew the standard using “Ann’s Son” and the paintings of old to create the standard breed. It wasn’t until 1945 the Kennel Club (British) recognized it as its own breed. The breed suffered tremendous setbacks as a result of WWII. Only 6 Cavalier Kings Charles Spaniels survived the war because of food shortages and all Cavaliers today come from the same 6 Cavaliers.
  • The first recorded Cavalier living in America was in 1956 by W. Lyon Brown and Elizabeth Spalding. They started the Cavalier King Charles Club USA. The American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club was created in 1994 and in 1995 the AKC recognized the breed and the ACKCSC as its parent club.
  • The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is ranked as the 18th most popular pure-breed in the US.

Personality Traits of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The temperament of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of its hallmarks: This breed is known for being exceptionally loving and gentle. Unlike many other small breeds that are very vocal and aggressive, the Cavalier is loving, kind, gentle and loyal.

They are very social and able to handle new people and new environments. They do well in small apartments and do not need a lot of exercise. They love to be lap dogs and will follow their owners around from room to room.

They are naturally dependent and desires to be with people. They are very good with strangers, with children and with other animals. They are not very vocal and do not shed very much. They are patient and kind. They are highly affectionate and loves to give kisses. They do well in both city and country living. They rank well above average in intelligence. They require brushing weekly but no trimming is necessary.

Coloration Of The Cavalier King Charles

There are 4 recognized color combinations for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel


This is beautiful chestnut/red markings along with white. The name comes in honor of the Blenheim Palace where John Churchill raised Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in the early part of the 18th century.


This is entirely chestnut. They could have some white but almost entirely brown.


This has the chestnut, white and black markings. The ears and area around eyes are black separated by white hair. This is the most rare of the colors.


These have black and chestnut almost completely.

Health Issues To Consider

If you are interested in adding one of our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies to your family, we encourage you to check out our Available Pups page. Our pups are the highest quality fully-trained Cavaliers available, and we believe they would make an excellent addition to your home.

All Cavaliers Below Are Produced By Us and Are Sold

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