King Charles Spaniel

The King Charles Spaniel is a compact, sturdy spaniel with a sweet expression. They have long, droopy ears and a soft, cuddly coat. This playful pup is known to be affectionate and patient with children, making them an excellent option as a family dog.

 

Other Names
English Toy Spaniel
Country of Origin
England
Colour
The King Charles Spaniel is typically black and tan or ruby red with white markings.
Size
Small
Height / Weight
Height 21-30 cms and weigh 4-8 kgs
Health
The King Charles Spaniel is known to experience joint issues, diabetes, ear infections and eye problems such as Cataracts.
Life Span
10-12 years
Intelligence
Frequently named an excellent family dog, the King Charles Spaniel is easy to train and eager to please.
Exercise
Low
Suitability (Children)
High
Feeding

Although they can follow a normal diet, this breed loves to eat and care should be taken to ensure they do not become overweight.

 

Feeding Cost
$5-$10 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
A daily walk and play in the backyard is essential for the physical and mental health of this breed.
Ailments
The King Charles Spaniel is known to experience joint issues, diabetes, ear infections and eye problems such as Cataracts.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

A twice-weekly brushing is necessary to maintain their coat. Their ears should be cleaned and checked regularly to prevent infections. Some King Charles Spaniel's experience facial dryness which can treated with a vet-approved lotion.

Grooming Frequency
Twice a week
Trimming
Moderate
Primarily developed in the British Isles, the King Charles Spaniel is believed to have been cross bred with Asian Spaniels and Pug dogs. They are considered an almost aristocratic breed as they are popular with British royalty, namely King Charles II who owned a few of these dogs. They were recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1995.


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