Cavalier King Charles spaniel
Cavalier King Charles spaniels, and the related King Charles spaniels, are a popular choice for dog lovers in the UK.
About Cavalier King Charles spaniels
Throughout history cavalier King Charles spaniels have been sought out because of their close association with royalty and wealth. Some even go so far as to believe that cavalier King Charles spaniels themselves have even taken on some regal qualities.
In reality the personality of a cavalier King Charles spaniel has as much to do with its upbringing as its parentage.
Cavalier King Charles puppies for sale
Today the cavalier King Charles spaniel puppy for sale will often be brought by those who are unaware of the serious inherited diseases associated with the breed.
The popularity of cavalier King Charles spaniels, throughout the years, has lead to puppies being selectively bred to look a certain way. This has often been with little or no regard for the health and welfare issues this could cause.
Because of this many King Charles spaniel puppies now suffer with inherited diseases (PDF 72KB), in some cases with heart-breaking consequences.
Buying a King Charles puppy
Before deciding to buy a 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.
Get puppy smart and check out our information on buying a puppy.
- A visual guide to spotting a healthy happy puppy.
- Top tips on finding a good puppy breeder.
- Discovering a puppies health history with the RSPCA/AWF puppy contract and Puppy Information Pack.
Consider adopting a King Charles Spaniel from us
Alternatively why not take a look at the animals in our care? Before going to a new home all of our dogs:
- are microchipped,
- vaccinated (where appropriate),
- neutered (where possible),
- given a health check
- come with six weeks' free pet insurance from More Than.
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