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Old 05-05-2005, 03:14 PM
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Red face Does anyone know much about Cavalier King Charles spaniel's?

I saw the breed on sex and the city (charlotte had one twards the end of the season) and they looked so adorable, and I was hoping i could get more information on them here. Are they really yappy? High strung? how much might it cost to get them from a decent breeder? please dont clutter up this board with posts about "only getting from a shelter" because i understand that importance, and I already rescued 2 labs from the shelter when i was younger.

thanks for any and all help, feel free to email me: [email protected]

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Old 05-05-2005, 05:44 PM
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sky, it is very important that you realize that just because a dog is cute doesn't mean that it's the dog for you. I've met adorable breeds. I've always liked the looks of papillons and frenchies, westies too. But I've never gotten one because of that. I walk a westie every week, and before I met her, I didn't know much about their personalities. I'm glad that I got to see what West Highlands are like, and I know that they're just not for me.

Now, onto your question...
Cavaliers are great dogs. Very intelligent, very sweet. Because of their small size, rough-housing isn't a good idea, and because of their coats, a daily brushing for a few minutes would be a good idea. They don't require lots of exercise, but should at least get a short, daily stroll.

I strongly suggest you check out AKC's website and read whatever they have there about Cavs. I also suggest you find a good book on the breed, and read it thoroughly. Contacting a few reputable breeders (that do health tests, show, etc.) and rescues to learn more about the breed.

And remember: Just because it's cute doesn't mean it's for you.
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Old 05-05-2005, 08:13 PM
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My grandma had a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel a few years ago. They got her from a lady who didn't want her any longer. If you do get one from a good breeder they usually cost between $1,000 and $1,500. That's depending on sex and quality of the puppy though. My grandma's Cavalier was a really good dog. She was really loyal to my grandparents. She wasn't yappy at all, but that just goes for her not the whole breed. She was sort of high strung and around new situations she would get really scared (but agian that's only speaking for her not the whole breed). My grandma's Cavalier also had really bad hips, which I guess is sometimes a big problem in them. That's really all that I know about cavalier's though, I hope I helped you out some.
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Old 05-06-2005, 06:52 AM
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they are very much good companion, house dogs, they are not too yappy, they love their family but dont attach to other people, they are clean adn dont need big areas.

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Old 05-06-2005, 07:57 AM
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Here is what I know about Caves:
They are a very sweet breed. They are good with kids, but younger kids may not be the best idea because they are loud and rough and this breed is sensitive. They have a high trainability level and only need a modarate amound of exercise. They have just enough Spaniel instincts to chase small things, but are genrally fine with smaller animals and dogs. Almost all of the breed is afflicted by a heart desises(sp?). This is sometime mild and you won't even know your dog has it, but sometimes it is devistaiting. If you don't want to shell out some big bucks if your dog ever contacts this heart aflictions, this breed isn't for you. Even if you buy from a responsible breeder, puppies can still be affected, but it tends to be less mild if the parents only had a mild form. Caves also shed a BUNCH and require trimming every so often because of their coat.

Here is a link to check out: Cave info
You should also check out www.dogbreedinfo.com and www.dogfancy.com
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Old 05-06-2005, 02:43 PM
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yeah my grandma's cavalier died from congested heart failure, I found out. I called her last night to ask her about her and she said that is how she died.
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Old 05-06-2005, 06:38 PM
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thanks guyz so much, i know its a bad idea to pick a dog based on its looks, but thats what caught my eye, and thats why i ASKED about them. itz been alot of help, and i will check out the sites.
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Old 05-06-2005, 07:11 PM
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I'm glad that you're reseraching. It's very important when you're looking for a pet. You don't want a pet that has horrible health problems, is super hyper....etc..
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Old 05-08-2005, 04:59 PM
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They are very prone to CMV heart problems. Almost all cavs will have it in some form or another. This is a breed that you really need to look for a good breeder or it may end up in heart break. From what I understand, Cav organizations are recommending that both parents be around the 5 yr mark before having pups to keep the CMV in check.

I love Cav's. Sweet and loveable. I have heard that there are more and more of them competing in aglility. The black/tan and ruby are my favs!
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