Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The original King Charles Spaniels breed were popular dogs during the reign of Charles II, who adored small dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have small, well-proportioned frames with silky, wavy coats. Their rounded heads are in proportion to their bodies with conical muzzles and dark, well-developed noses. Their pendant (hanging) ears are set high and slightly feathered. They have long necks, sloping shoulders and straight forelegs. Their wagging tails are covered in fur and are not carried too high. They come in black & tan, tri-color, red, and chestnut on white.
Overall, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have an elegant and noble posture.
- Otitis externa
- Keratoconjunctivitis sicca
- Ichthyosiform dermatosis (dry eye-curly coat syndrome)
- Mitral valve endocardiosis
- Patent ductus arteriosus
- Pneumocystis carinii infection
- Falling down syndrome (Episodic falling)
- Inguinal hernia
- Corneal dystrophy
- Retinal dysplasia
- Progressive retinal atrophy
- Brachycephalic syndrome
- Hypereosinophilic syndrome
- Eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy