Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel overview

This breed was first recognized in 1925 and derived from the King Charles Spaniel, in an effort to breed them to the type seen in Van Dyck's painting of Charles II.

The Cavalier, as it is known, has a longer muzzle than the King Charles and is an affectionate and happy companion. Can be a wimp when being treated and therefore often reacts verbally when being vaccinated. A good pet dog that requires regular grooming and reasonable exercise. 

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is not to be confused with the King Charles Spaniel which has a totally different breed standard and identity.

Other known names for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cav, Cavalier, Cavie


United Kingdom

Breed Group

Toy Group

Biological data

Male: Up to 3.1 kg.
7 lbs (maximum).
Female: Up to 3.1 kg.
7 lbs (maximum).
Colours, markings and patterns
Black and tan: raven black with tan markings above the eyes, on cheeks, inside ears, on chest and limbs and underside of tail. Tan should be bright. White marks undesirable.
Ruby: whole coloured rich red. White markings undesirable.
Blenheim: rich chestnut markings well broken up on pearly white ground. Markings evenly divided on head. leaving room between ears for much valued lozenge mark or spot (a unique characteristic of the breed).
Tri-colour: black and white well spaced, broken up, tan markings over eyes, cheeks, inside ears, inside limbs, and on underside of tail. Any other color or combination of colors highly undesirable.

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – Breed standard

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel references and further reading

The Cavalier Club
Cavalier Club 


Cavalier Health

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel colours

Below are some examples of the various colours of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, colour names sometimes differ from country to country, Colours can vary according to lighting, whether it was taken indoors or outdoors and even the quality of the dog. 
So sadly not an exact science.

Ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

AP-1Z7CAK - ruby Cavalier King Charles puppy
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki

Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

AP-CWIK5O - Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki

Tri-colour Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

AP-7KJML5 - Tricolor Cavalier King Charles Spaniel standing
Photo © Animal Photography, Tetsu Yamazaki

Black and tan Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

AP-1WEJTB - black and tan Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy
Photo © Animal Photography, Nick Ridley


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel picture ideas

Featured image

AP-L5KGKX - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel balancing on log in water.
Photo © Animal Photography, Tara Gregg

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies

AP-AX443Z - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy on a garden seat
Photo © Animal Photography, Ron Willbie

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels indoors

AP-0BBTEM - Close up of Cavalier King Charles spaniel with head down on sofa.
Photo © Animal Photography, Robin Burkett

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels outdoors

AP-16JRID - Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, portrait
Photo © Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson