Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Growth Size

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel grows to a height of 30 – 33cm, and a weight of 5 – 8kg.


9 – 14 years.


Renowned for their even temperament, this affectionate breed is a good choice for people who are unfamiliar with dogs. Originally bred as companion dogs- Cavalier King Charles Spaniels love people and don’t do well if they’re left on their own all day. This enthusiastic pet doesn’t mind living in a compact environment but will welcome being taken for a run about.

Training Difficulty

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are an intelligent breed that responds best to gentle training. Remember to use a leash when on outings with your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as they have a natural chasing instinct!

Recommended Owners

Families with young children make excellent homes for the good natured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.


Cavalier King Charles Spaniels were bred specifically as companion dogs, for those rich enough to own a dog that didn't need to own its keep! They descended from the King Charles Spaniel, which was originally used for hunting.


One to two cups of dry food spread across two meals during the day. If desired, half the dry food can be swapped with wet food.

Please note! The dietary guidelines specified above are only a guide and feeding may vary based on your pet's size, activity level, and metabolism.


A weekly groom with a strong bristle-brush will keep your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel’s coat tangle free. Their cute, floppy ears require special attention as they are prone to infections if not maintained. Occasionally you will need to trim the hair between the pads on their paws.


World War II almost wiped out the King Charles Spaniel, and all modern day Cavaliers descended from six unusually named dogs - Ann's Son, Wizbang Timothy, Carlo of Ttiweh, Duce of Braemore, Kobba of Kuranda and Aristide of Ttiweh.