Learn about the temperament and personality of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Discover what he's like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves. And look at lots of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel photos.
Their nickname "The Comforter Spaniel" pretty much says it all. This affectionate, devoted lapdog thrives on human contact and will love being part of your family. They will want to sleep in your bed. They are adaptable and can do well in either a mansion or an apartment, but they do not cope well with being left alone for long periods of time. The Cavalier is gentle, friendly, energetic, playful, and dignified. They are intelligent, yet guileless, and are moderately easy to train. They love children, but because they are so small, some breeders will not let them go to homes with young children. They are not yappy, but will let you know if someone is approaching your door. They are sweet and trusting, and love everyone they meet. They are incredibly sensitive and empathic. Their expressive eyes seem to tell you that they are aware of your mood. If you are feeling down, they are more than happy to cuddle you until you are feeling up again -- one of the reasons they make awesome therapy dogs! They are active and energetic, and require a moderate amount of exercise. They like to go for walks, but they also like to sleep on the couch. Just be sure they are kept on lead or fenced in, as they are not car smart. They are also prone to chase anything that moves. This fun-loving breed believes in "the more the merrier" and gets along well with other pets.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Training
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is moderately easy to train. He learns new commands at the average rate. He is neither difficult nor easy to train.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Shedding
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sheds a fair amount of hair. You'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Grooming
The medium-length coat of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires brushing a few times a week to keep it tangle-free.
Tells you how easy or difficult a breed is to train.
A higher rating means the breed is easier to train, a lower rating means the breed is harder to train.
An easy to train breed require less time and patience to train.
Tells you how intelligent a breed is in terms of how quickly it can learn commands from humans. A higher rating means the breed will learn your commands faster (and is therefore generally considered to be more intelligent), while a lower rating means the breed will learn your commands more slowly (and is therefore generally considered to be less intelligent).
Keep in mind that this is only one way to measure a dog's intelligence and a low rating might still mean the breed is highly intelligent in other ways.
Tells you how much hair the breed sheds. The higher the rating the more hair the breed sheds.
Tells you how good the breed is at being a watchdog and raising the alarm when a stranger approaches. A higher rating means the breed will bark vigorously to warn you of a stranger's presence on your property. A low rating means the breed probably won't bark much if a stranger enters your property.
Rating: Guard dog
Tells you how good the breed is at being a guard dog due to the appearance, size, and strength of the breed. A breed with a high guard dog rating will make an intruder think twice before stepping foot on your property.
Tells you how popular the breed is in terms of ownership. A higher rating means that more people own the breed. The more popular a breed is the easier it is to find and purchase one because there are more breeders breeding it.
Tells you how large or small the breed is. A lower rating means the breed is smaller and a higher rating means the breed is larger. It gives you a quick idea of how physically large or small the breed is compared with all the other breeds.
Tells you how agile the breed is. A higher rating means the breed is fast and nimble on its feet while a lower rating means the breed is heavier and slower on its feet.
Rating: Good with kids
Tells you how good the breed is with children. A higher rating means the breed is good with children. Note: all breeds are generally good with kids when they're raised with them.