Best Dog Diet

What’s the ideal diet for your dog?


Discover more about the history of your dog’s breed, its temperament, appearance and diet

Border Terrier Diet

Bull Terrier Diet

Bulldog Diet

Boxer Diet

Cavalier Spaniel Diet

Cocker Spaniel Diet

German Shepherd Diet

Golden Retriever Diet

Labrador Retriever Diet

Lhasa Apso Diet

Miniature Schnauzer Diet

Pug Diet

Shih Tzu Diet

Springer Spaniel Diet

Staffie Diet

Westie Diet

Whippet Diet

YorkshireTerrier Diet


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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Diet


Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are toy dogs known for their affection and courage. Bred as lap dogs (to keep ladies warm on long carriage journeys) they were closely associated with Charles II. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a return to the longer nose variety that was commonly known as the King Charles Spaniel of this day.


The spaniel is thought to have originated from Spain and been developed in England. The Cavalier was bred for companionship and entertainment.


The amount and type of food will depend on the individual dog. A complete and balanced diet is recommended to include fish, poultry, natural meat and bone and seasonal vegetables and fruits.


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Temperament


Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are a toy dog breed from the spaniel family. They are good-natured and affectionate and known to be fearless. They are extremely patient and love company and play. They have an uncanny ability to bond with humans and other dogs of all sizes making them a very versatile dog.


Hailing from the Spaniel, the cavalier has an instinctive hunting sense and will often be seen chasing small animals and birds. Their love of people makes them an unlikely guard dog, however their enthusiasm for life and undying affection makes them a popular choice for household pets.  


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Appearance


The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an active, graceful and well-balanced dog. The UK Kennel Club standards ideal height is 30-33 cms for a male and 29-30 cms for a female. Weight from 5-8 kgs.

The Cavalier is distinct from the King Charles Spaniel on account of a longer snout and nose (reflecting what the King Charles Spaniel used to look like around the time of the Restoration before inter-breeding with Pugs and alike attracted the now common King Charles features).


The Cavalier is found in many colours however The Kennel Club officially only recognises 4: Black and Tan, Ruby, Blenheim and Tricolour.


A Cavalier’s coat is long and silky in texture. Its tail and feet are well-feathered and proportionate to body size. Docking of the tail was optional generally taking no more than one third away.


Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are small, elegant and sporty dogs. They have large dark eyes, large feathered ears and a flat skull.




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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel History


Cavalier King Charles Spaniels evolved from the King Charles Spaniel and are part of the Spaniel family. The spaniel is thought to have originated from Spain by definition.


The King Charles Spaniel came to the fore in the reign of Charles I & Charles II. Interbreeding with other toy breeds, notably the Pug saw the evolution of the shorter snout and nose. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has been bred since the turn of the 20th Century to recreate the look of the pre-Restoration King Charles Spaniel.


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Known Disorders


Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are prone to suffer from hip dysplasia, eye disorders, heart problems and neurological trauma.   

UK Kennel Club  Class.


Est. Reg. Number in UK


Average Lifespan

11 Years

Average Size

30-33 cm

Exercise Requirement


Grooming Requirement


Hereditary Disorders