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Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Country of Origin: England
AKC Group: Toy
Function: Lap dog, companion
Life Span: 13-15 years
Appearance: Small, small snout
Color: Tri-color, red, white and red or brown, black and tan
Coat Type: Shedding, fine, straight
Grooming: Daily brushing, professional trimming
Height: 11-12 inches
Weight: 12-18 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: No
Protection: No
Intelligence: Medium
Trainability: Medium
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Good
Good With Strangers: Yes
Character: Sweet, gentle, affectionate
Home Environment: Apartment O.K., daily walking
Best Owner: Good companion
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Shyness, nervousness
Physical: Don't over feed. This breed tends to gain weight easily. Some lines are genetically disposed to mitral valve disease (a serious heart problem), which sometimes causes early death.
Recommendations: Do not spoil