Cavalier King Charles and Cross Breed
Cavalier King Charles
Cavalier King Charles spaniels descend from the British King Charles spaniel. The original King Charles were bred with pugs in the USA during the late 1600s, resulting in a smaller dog with upturned faces, protruding eyes, and flatter noses. The Cavalier King Charles spaniel is the product of the 1920’s American breeders. The prefix ‘Cavalier’ distinguishes the breed from its ancestors.
Temperament: The Cavalier King Charles spaniel is an eager happy dog which is willing to please. These outgoing dogs are very lively and sporting, always wagging their tails. They respond well to training as they are intelligent enough to decipher what you want from them. Naturally well behaved, they get along with other dogs and species of pet. Cavaliers love human companionship and shouldn’t be left alone all day; their hunting background gives them the instinct to chase. This breed must not be allowed to develop negative tendencies induced by human behaviour, they need consistent house rules and to understand who leads them. Cavalier King Charles spaniels should be well socialised to ensure that they are not reserved with other dogs. They have extraordinary eyesight and a keen sense of smell, doing well in short hunts in open countryside.
Colours: Tri-colour, Blenheim, Ruby, Black & Tan.
Build: Males should be between 12–13 inches (30–33 cm), Females between 12–13 inches (30–33 cm).
NB. The above is only a guide for your information; colours and size may differ from stated.
This is a cross between 2 breeds. Examples of the cross breeds we have occasionally are:
- Cavalier King Charles and a Bichon Frise, which are normally called a Cavachon
- Shih Tzu and a Bichon Frise, which are normally called a Zuchon or Shicon
- Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle, which are normally called a Cockerpoo
- West Highland terror and a Bichon Frise, which are normally called a Weechon
- Cavalier King Charles and a Poodle, which are normally called a Cavapoo
- Yorkshire Terrier and a Bichon Frise
- Lhasa Apso and a Bichon Frise
Please look in our Gallery for photo's of various cross breeds, which we have had in the past.