CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL
Most people are first attracted to the Cavalier
by its sweet, gentle face and constantly wagging
tail. They can fit into the bustling lifestyle
of a young family yet they can be just as
happy brightening up the lives of those who
might otherwise be lonely in their retirement.
The Cavalier is a little dog that thinks it´s
a big dog. However, it will never be more
content than when sitting on your lap by the
fire, being your best friend. Temperament
is the primary consideration for responsible
breeders. If a Cavalier isn´t "active,
fearless and very full of joy," it isn´t really
a Cavalier. Cavaliers are quite sociable animals
and tend to enjoy the coompany of other dogs
and cats, especially if they are brought up
Recognised colours are:
Black and Tan
Ravenblack with tan markings above the eyes,
on cheeks, inside ears, on chest and legs
and underside of tail. Tan should be bright.
White marks undesirable.
Whole coloured rich red. White markings undesirable.
Rich chestnut markings well broken up, on
pearly white ground. Markings evenly divided
on head, leaving room between ears for much
valued lozenge mark or spot (a unique characteristic
of the breed).
Black and white well spaced, broken up, with
tan markings over eyes, cheeks, inside ears,
inside legs, and on underside of tail.
Any other colour or combination of colours
|General Appearance: Active, graceful
and well balanced, with gentle expression.
Characteristics: Sporting, affectionate,
Temperament: Full of joy, friendly, non-aggressive;
no tendency to nervousness.
Head and Skull: Skull almost flat between
the ears. Stop shallow. Length from base of
stop to tip of nose about 3.8 cm. Nostrils
black and well developed without flesh marks,
muzzle well tapered. Lips well developed but
not pendulous. Face well filled below eyes.
Any tendency to snipiness undesirable.
Eyes: Large, dark, round but not prominent;
spaced well apart.
Ears: Long, set high, with plenty of
Mouth: Jaws strong, with a perfect,
regular and complete scissor bite i.e. the
upper teeth closely overlapping the lower
teeth and set square to the jaws.
Neck: Moderate length, slightly arched.