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14 Things All Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Owners Should Know

If a King Charles Spaniel is the love of your life, you know they’re the best dogs around. Here are some of our favorite facts about Cavalier King Charles Spaniels:

#1 This dog was named after King Charles II who was the leader of England in the 17th century.

#2 Your Cavalier will shed, especially in the spring and fall. Regular combing and brushing is required.

#3 If the characteristic wagging of the Cavalier’s plumy tail doesn’t melt your heart, surely his large, dark round eyes will.

#4 Their size and generally quiet nature make Cavalier King Charles Spaniels good candidates for apartment or condo living. They are moderately active indoors, and a small yard is adequate for their exercise needs.

#5 It is very important that you start socializing your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with other dogs and other people at a very early age. If you don’t, the dog will become scared of his own shadow.

#6 Over the last few years, it has moved up on the AKC’s list of most popular dogs to the number 20 spot.