Cavalier King Charles spaniel
Cavalier King Charles spaniels, and the related King Charles spaniels, are a popular choice for dog lovers in the UK. Throughout history, the breed has been loved for their close association with royalty and wealth. Some even believe that Cavalier King Charles spaniels have taken on some regal qualities themselves!
In reality, the personality of a Cavalier King Charles spaniel has as much to do with its upbringing as its parentage.
Buying a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy
If you're thinking of buying a Cavalier King Charles spaniel puppy, it's important to be aware of the serious inherited diseases associated with this breed. Their popularity has led to puppies being selectively bred to look a certain way - often with little or no regard for the health and welfare issues, this could cause. Because of this, many Cavalier King Charles spaniel puppies now suffer with inherited diseases, in some cases with heart-breaking consequences.
Before deciding to buy a Cavalier King Charles spaniel puppy, there are things you can do to protect yourself, and your family, from the heartbreak of buying a sick puppy from an irresponsible breeder:
- Learn how to spot a healthy, happy puppy with our visual guide
- Find a good breeder - read our top tips on finding a good puppy breeder
- Learn the puppy's health history - use the RSPCA/AWF Puppy Contract and Puppy Information Pack.
Adopt a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from the RSPCA
Instead of buying a puppy, why not take a look at the Cavalier King Charles spaniels in our care? Before going to a new home, all our dogs are:
What's more, all our dogs come with six weeks free pet insurance from More Than.
When searching for dogs in our care, you can choose to filter by breed and age. If there are no Cavalier King Charles spaniels suitable for your family, you can sign up for email alerts to let you know when we have a new arrival.