cavalier King Charles spaniel

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cavalier King Charles spaniel,

breed of small dog developed in the early 20th cent. from the English toy spaniel. It stands about 12 in. (30 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 13 to 18 lb (6–8 kg). Its long, silky coat may be slightly wavy, but never curly, and forms a fringe of longer hair, or feathers, on the ears, legs, tail, and feet. Although it is usually white with chestnut markings, it may have any of the color patterns of the English toy spaniel. Around 1926 there began a revival of interest in the toy spaniel that had been popular in 17th cent. England. This dog, often depicted in the paintings of that period, was larger than the modern type and had a less domed skull and longer nose. By selective breeding of modern toy spaniels that resembled this older type, a new breed, the cavalier, was developed in the relatively short span of approximately 20 years. A widely popular dog in England that is also gaining recognition in the United States, the cavalier King Charles is exhibited in the miscellaneous class at dog shows sanctioned by the American Kennel Club. See dogdog,
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Cavalier King Charles spaniels do not have tear glands and cocker spaniels are prone to an autoimmune disease that attacks the gland.
The most popular show dogs at present are toys, in particular Cavalier King Charles spaniels, and these are expected to bemuch in evidence at the festival.
EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Karlee Sugrue, of Vicarage Lane, Ash Green, is pictured with her two Cavalier King Charles spaniels Bailey, aged one, and Roxy, aged seven months.' AND Fred Sharp, aged 50, of Moat Close, Bubbenhall, is pictured with his pet Toby, a Jack Russell and King Charles spaniel cross.
He has shown cocker spaniels and Cavalier King Charles spaniels.
Firstly it was those gentle giants,Pyrenean Mountain Dogs,and then Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, winning prizes at Crufts.
(And my guess is that figure has dropped even further.) In 2013, 63.43 per cent of GSDs had at least one medical disorder, which ranks them on a similar health status to cavalier King Charles spaniels and pugs.
Angelica ONE condition that affects some Cavalier King Charles Spaniels is syringomyelia, in which fluid-filled cavities develop within the spinal cord near the brain as a result of a blockage.
Cavalier King Charles spaniels can suffer from |hereditary conditions which can lead to early death
"Being my own boss is so rewarding, even if it is very hard work." The family hit on the dog grooming salon idea because they regularly took their own Cavalier King Charles spaniels to similar parlours.
AMany Cavalier King Charles spaniels have problems with bad teeth and the build-up of plaque.
It would have to be a house full of Cavalier King Charles spaniels, I've had them all my life, they are so loving, I wouldn't have anything else.
The couple called themselves "Lord and Lady" while boasting of their pedigree Cavalier King Charles spaniels at kennels they owned.