For the Love of Cavaliers
If you don't know about Cavalier let me tell you a little about ours...
They are an inside only dog. They will go out and potty and mess around a little, but they do not handle the heat or cold well. The are called comforter spaniels, because they like to be near their people and comfort them and be petted and comforted by them. When they are outside, they need to be in a fence or on leash at all times. They are very obedient, but a bird, butterfly or any other attractive thing will make them give chase and they could be hurt or stolen. A well bred Cavalier is an out going, smart, beautiful little dog. They are a good size, in that they can be carried, but are sturdy enough to be a "real dog". They are not real barky or shaky. They are pretty laid back and like to lie around once they are grown. If you want a dog that is always busy, this is not the dog for you. You can do anything you want with one, but you don't have to worry about them getting bored and destructive just for the heck of it after they grow up. They will get on your furniture and would be miserable if they had to stay on the floor at all times. When they are a puppy, they need to be crated. Like all puppies, they are full of energy and love to romp and stomp and are full of mischief. You can expect to pay around $2,000 for a puppy from a responsible breeder.
When we thought about getting a small dog, I wasn't very interested. I had Golden Retrievers as pets when I was young. So a small dog didn't thrill me. My wife, Patty, located a Cavalier in Tennessee at Ravenrush. We went to visit and I was smitten. Daniel was our first but not our last. Our home is teaming with life now.
Cavaliers are the most wonderful dog in the world. They are very smart and can be easily trained. They enjoy doing anything as long as it is with you. These dogs will make the perfect companion for life.
We show ours in Conformation and Rally. Others that we have placed as pets excel in both Rally and Agility.
This general description is from the CKCSC-USA site; An active, graceful, well-balanced dog, very gay and free in action; fearless and sporting in character, yet at the same time gentle and affectionate.
If you are looking for a dog that will be you friend and companion for life, look no longer. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is the dog for you
Below are some links to other sites where yor can find some great information about Cavaliers
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club-USA
- American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club
- Cavalier King Charles Club of Greater Atlanta