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King Charles Spaniel Breed Profile

King Charles Spaniel fact file

KC Group: toy
Size: small
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: little
Good guard dogs?: no
Moulting level: medium
Grooming: moderate
Jogging partner: short runs

Also known as the English Toy Spaniel to the Americans, the King Charles was a favoured companion breed of the Royals and their court due in no small part to their wonderful character and elegant good looks.

King Charles Spaniel Character

The Breed Standard describes their temperament as "reserved, gentle and affectionate" and whilst they are excellent companions they will need plenty of socialization in order to help them grow into a balanced character that doesn't fright too easily.

King Charles Spaniel Size

The Breed Standard specifies a weight of 3.6-6.3kg.

King Charles Spaniel Health

Susceptible to many of the same conditions that afflict the Cavalier King Charles such as Mitral Valve Disease, the King Charles is also likely to suffer some sort of breathing difficulty due to its compact muzzle. Their eyes and ears are also areas to keep close attention on as they can develop infections quite rapidly.

King Charles Spaniel Special Care

Keep their eyes and ears clean and free of debris and hair.

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