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Cavalier king charles spaniel

Cavalier king charles guide

Brief info about your dog's breed Cavalier king charles:

Weight: male 5.5-8 kg, female 5.5-8 kg
Male 30-33 cm, female 30-33 cm
Energy level: Lively
Life expectancy: 12 -15 years
Tendency to drool: Small
Tendency to snore: Slight
Tendency to bark: Slight
Digging tendency: Slight
Social Needs: Moderate
Intended for: Companion dog
Colours: Black and tan, ruby, blenheim, tricolor
Health problems: Heart problems and neurological disease syringomyelia

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a lively but well-balanced dog. It is an easy-going family dog that is friendly to most people it meets. Socializing a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is important. It is therefore a good idea to start practicing environmental training at an early age. Learn more about socialisation and environmental training here.

Cavalier king charles fit into most environments and usually get along with everyone, including cats and other pets. If you have a dog and cat, you can learn how they should get to know each other to get along here.

Nursing
A Cavalier King Charles requires thorough grooming once a week. Clip the claws and trim the hair between the paws once a month. Many people find it difficult to clip their claws, so we have created a course for you to learn how to clip the claws here. The fur behind the ears needs special attention as tufts easily form behind the ears.

Oral health
Taking care of your dog's oral health is important, especially for you with a Cavalier King Charles. Regular tooth brushing is essential for good oral health. Getting your dog comfortable with brushing his teeth takes practice and patience, you can learn more here.

Tooth fractures
Dogs can suffer tooth fractures if they bite on something hard, such as a marrow bone. Learn more about tooth fractures and what you can do to prevent your dog from getting one in the course on tooth fractures.

Hereditary problems
One of the most common health problems with Cavalier King Charlies is that they suffer from heart problems. All Cavaliers going into breeding should therefore have a valid heart certificate with no remarks. Like many other breeds, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can also suffer from hereditary eye diseases and hip dysplasia.

Weight control
Cavaliers adapt easily to the amount of exercise you give them, but regular exercise is important to keep them from gaining weight. About an hour a day is usually enough for an adult dog, but this is very individual. Learn more about weight control here.

Stomach problems
Food-loving dogs sometimes eat things that are not good for dogs to eat, which can lead to vomiting and/or diarrhoea. Vomiting and diarrhoea are a common reason why dogs take their pets to the vet, but in fact in many cases you can treat vomiting and/or diarrhoea at home. Learn more about when you can and can't treat your dog yourself at home here.

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