Originally Posted by Sekah
They're generally sweet dogs. I've met a few who are kind of asses, but they're overall good dogs. I know a few folks who've gotten mean-spirited CKCs and they weren't equipped to deal with them. I feel that the audience who is primarily attracted to the breed is not prepared or willing to deal with the odd behavioural issues that crop up.
Their health is pretty much just a disaster.
I have found the same...a lot are very mild, chill, happy and friendly dogs. A few I've met were very.. (pardon this description) but obnoxiously OMG OMG type dogs
kind of frantic in general.
Also, on the health...I don't know if this is still relevant, but a website is maintained on MVD in cavs...
Degenerative mitral valve disease (MVD)* is the leading cause of death of cavaliers. It is a highly-heritable, polygenetic acquired heart disease which, statistics show, afflicts over half of all cavalier King Charles spaniels by age 5 years and greater than 90% by age 10+ years, should they survive that long.