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King Charles Spaniel Dog Breed Profile

King Charles Spaniel
King Charles Spaniels and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels were a single breed until the 20th century.

Other Names:
English Toy Spaniel

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Origin: England

Breed Purpose: Companion Dog

Kennel Club Dog Group: Toy

Height: Both approximately 25cm

Weight: Both 4.1-5.4kg

Lifespan: 10-12 years

Exercise Needs: This small dog only needs a small amount of exercise.

Feeding Needs: The King Charles Spaniel only needs small amounts of food. They thrive on a natural, home prepared diet as they can be fussy eaters.

Common Ailments: This dog can suffer with heart problems, eye infections, ear infections and respiratory diseases. Check the bloodlines carefully to avoid an unhealthy dog.

Physical Description: This little dog is compact and lively in appearance. It has a distinct domed head with a deep pug-style nose with open nostrils. This dog has a slight undershot bite. The King Charles Spaniel has beautiful, round dark eyes with a gentle expression. They have pendulous ears that fall to the cheeks. The tail was traditionally docked. This dog has a distinctive ‘thumbprint' of white or red colour on the forehead. The coat colours are King Charles (black and tan), Ruby (solid red), Blenheim (white with red patches) and Prince Charles, (white with black and tan patches.)

King Charles Spaniel K9 Obedience Dog Breed Summary:

This little dog is very gentle, playful and loving. It can be shy until it gets to know people.

The King Charles Spaniel gets on well with other dogs and children, though young children should be taught to handle this dog gently so as to avoid injuries to the dog.

The King Charles Spaniel is a perfect family pet for the more sedate family, the elderly, or a retired person.
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