FAQ about the Cavalier King Charles cross breed

When we choose to cross two breeds, it is important to consider the characteristics of each breed, so we can predict the nature of this cross.

The Cavaliers King Charles also known as dwarf of the  English spaniels: these are great little dogs “without worries”. Always happy when  we give him time, this dog is a natural player, playful, cuddly, always ready to follow its masters in all adventures of your lifestyle: it adapts to all! Its “faults” this little monster has big expressive eyes with the sequence of its ideas and knows quickly how  to use  you if left to  let it; and since it  is a real sponge for feelings it will feels your state of mind , and  it is very sensitive to stress. The Cavalier King Charles is much  happier in the role of a  companion rather than a  hunter. Both ,quiet, dedicated and devoted to his owners this dog only asks one thing: spending time with them. We can trust him to choose the most comfortable corner. Companion of the whole family, it adapts to all situations and likes both appartement and  the country, providing he gets his dose of daily activity. Indeed, there is a spaniel in it and must be able to deploy its energy. Thus, the agility is a sport that suits him.

Height: 32 à 38 cm

Weight: 12 à 18 pounds


Skull almost flat between the ears, big eyes, dark and round but not prominent. The eyes are wide apart. Long ears set high. Fringes abundant. Shortnose about 1 ½ inch (3.8 cm).His eyes are large, round, not prominent, dark. The length of the tail is proportional to the body. It is attached, carried happily but never much above the topline. The tail is not necessarily shortened. Do not remove more than one third. Long, silky, without loops. slight ripple. Fringes abundant.


Active dog , graceful, well proportioned, with soft expression.the natural grace of Cavalier King Charles gives the appearance of preciousness. His body has harmonious effect. Well balanced, silky hair and big eyes full of sweetness and melancholy, this is a good physical match for the kindness of Cavalier King Charles.


Zippy, affectionate, he is  really not scared of anything. Happy, friendly, not aggressive, no tendency to be fearful .It’s a sportsman’s sweet, affectionate with his master . Its sensitivity precludes any brutality. It is particularly sociable although a little on his guard. Family life and a comfortable home is suitable for him at the highest point.He finds his place quietly and easily adapts to his surroundings. His discretion is accompanied by a very sociable temperament. Very comfortable in society, he especially likes the company of children. No problem either cohabitation with other cats and dogs. Always cheerful, he is particularly sociable.He is calm and gentle. He is very intelligent and observant, he understands why the reprimand and will execute with great attention the trics he is tought.


The small size of spaniels has fascinated our ancestors ,centuries ago!. The passion of Charles II (17th century) for these small dogs is the origin of the name “King Charles”. Under the influence of dogs arrived from China, fashion turned to dogs with flat faces and a body more compact so then the old type disappeared. At the beginning of the 19th, an American named Roswell Eldridge, nostalgic for the little dogs he could see in old pictures, decided to motivate some breeders and King Charles ,to produce a breed with long nose and so we know today relives . To differentiate its “cousin”, in reference to an array “The Cavalier’s Pet”, he named the “Cavalier” King Charles.

The breed is known from the sixteenth century. In the seventeenth century, the ancestors of cavalier king charles were  King Charles II favorites in England. It is even said that several parts of the palace was reserved for them. They are now famous for asking repeatedly for the painters Hogarth and Gainsborough. But at that time, arriving in China the first pug, stole the show from King Charles. The breed then moves to facies rather retracted. In 1926, however, there is a sudden return to the original type, probably due to an input of continental spaniels by American Roswell Eldridge. This last trend set by the Kennel Club in 1945. is successfull with the English aristocracy and continues with Princess Margaret.


  • Children: excellent with children
  • Sociability: everyone loves
  • Trainability: Easy
  • Independence: moderate dependent
  • Dominance: low
  • Other pets: good relations in general
  • Combativité: friendly with other dogs
  • Noise: lower parking

Physical and toileting needs

  • Grooming: Regular grooming is best
  • Cup or depilation: requires an expert hand
  • Coat: robe fringes
  • Shedding: average
  • Exercise: moderate exercise
  • Indoors: rather inactive
  • Apartment: adaptto  them if we give him enough exercise
  • Outdoor Space: Does all right without a yard.
  • Climate: Does well in most climates.
  • Owner: Good for novice owners.
  • Longevity: medium (10 to 12 years)