In Memoriam - Cindy
Cindy died of heart failure on 24/09/14.
RIP Cindy, our precious little Girl xx
About the Breed
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small dog, weighing between 13-18 pounds (5.9-8.2 kg) and a height of 12-13 inches (30-33 cm). The Cavalier has a typical lifespan of between 9 and 14 years. Many dog registration organisations around the world (for example the Kennel Club in the UK) classify the Cavalier in the Toy group. In the UK, it is the second most popular Dog in this group with 5,970 registrations in 2012.
The Cavalier is descended from the King Charles Spaniel, with which it shares the same breed colours (see below). In the 1920's breeders began to recreate what was believed were termed the "Blenheim Spaniels of the old type, as shown in pictures of Charles II of England's time, long face, no stop, flat skull, not inclined to be domed, with spot in centre of skull."
By 1944, the Kennel Club had recognised the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as a separate breed. Further recognition came in 1997 by the American Kennel Club.
This is the most popular colour: a white background with chestnut markings. Some Dogs of this colour (including Cindy) have a chestnut spot in the middle of their forehead, which is preferred by breeders. The name cames from Blenheim Palace, where the Duke of Marlborough raised King Charles Spaniels in this colour.
Tricolour dogs are black and white with tan markings on cheeks, inside ears, on eyebrows, inside legs, and on underside of tail.
Black and Tan
Black and Tan are dogs with black bodies with tan highlights, particularly eyebrows, cheeks, legs and beneath the tail.
Ruby Cavaliers should be entirely chestnut all over, although some can have some white in their coats which is considered a fault under American Kennel Club conformation show rules.
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