Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Grooming

King Charles Spaniel Breed Profile

Average Weight:
Male – 6 – 8kg (13 – 18lbs).
Female – 5 – 8kg (11 – 18lbs).

Average Height:
Male – 30 – 33cm (12 – 13in).
Female – 30 – 33cm (12 – 13in).

Coat:
Long and silky straight coat.

Average Life Span:
9 – 14 years.

Average Litter Size:
 2 – 6 puppies.

King Charles Spaniel Fast Facts

Ease To Train
Exercise Needs
Grooming Frequency
Energy Level
Protective Instincts
Behaviour Around Children
Relationship With Other Pets
Loyalty To Owner
Ease To Train
Some dogs are easy to train while others require more effort. General breed factors are taken into consideration to determine how easy you should find it to train your dog. On the scale, a 1 indicates that your dog will be difficult to train while a 10 indicates that your dog should be easy to train.

Exercise Needs
Dogs vary greatly in the amount of exercise they need on a daily basis. Some may need long, vigorous walks while a walk around the block will be sufficient for some. A score towards the lower end of the scale means that your dog requires little exercise while a score towards 5 indicates that they have high exercise needs.

Grooming Frequency
Depending on your dog’s coat, the grooming frequency will vary. Some will need brushing every day while others can be groomed once a week. On this scale, a 1 shows that a dog needs very little grooming while a 5 shows they require plenty of upkeep.

Energy Level
Some breeds have incredibly high energy levels and find it difficult to rest while others prefer sleeping for large parts of the day. A score of 1 on the scale indicates the dog has a low energy level while a 5 shows they have extremely high levels of energy.

Protective Instincts
Many dogs have protective instincts and may act wary around strangers while others are much more friendly and accepting. A score of 1 indicates that your dog is unlikely to react to strangers while a score of 5 shows that your dog is likely to be wary.

Behaviour Around Children
Many dogs that are reared and socialised around children understand how to interact with them but some breeds are completely unsuitable to have around children. On this scale, a score of 1 shows that a breed is not good around children while a score of 5 shows they are perfectly compatible.

Relationship With Other Pets
Stereotypically dogs don’t get on with other pets but often this is not the case; many dogs enjoy the company of other animals. A score of 1 shows that it is not a good idea to mix a breed with other pets while a 5 indicates they tend to get on well with other animals.

Loyalty To Owner
Most dogs are extremely loyal to their owners and family, although there are a few that are quite independent. A low score of 1 indicates that a breed does not have a strong sense of loyalty while a score of 5 shows that they are extremely loyal.
Proper Cavalier King Charles Spaniel grooming can be difficult to keep up with but it is essential that you carry it out.  It is intensive as these dogs require a fair amount of upkeep but they are extremely beautiful if looked after properly.  Following some general Cavalier King Charles grooming tips should help owners maintain a gorgeous, healthy dog.
 
Basic King Charles grooming should include regular brushing sessions, baths and trims.  For brushing, use a brush such as the Groomers Medium Soft Slicker to free the coat, which is long and wavy but never curly, from any tangles. A detangling spray such as the Light Groom and Detangle Spray may be used to help in this process.  You should take particular care to brush and clean around the eyes, as these Spaniels are prone to eye infections and proper grooming can reduce this risk.  When Cavalier King Charles Spaniel grooming, you should also ensure the ears, as well as the hair around them, are clean.
 
The Cavalier King Charles grooming routine for this dog also includes caring for its teeth, feet and nails.  These areas should be checked on a regular basis and cared for as needed.  Any hair that grows between the footpads and beneath the foot can be trimmed on a regular basis using a small pair of dog grooming scissors while it is important to include nail clipping as part of your routine.  However, if you don’t feel comfortable with this part of King Charles Spaniel grooming, you should take your dog to a professional.
 
Baths are also an important part of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel grooming.  They should be washed with a pH balanced shampoo that is suitable for their coat.  One of the essential grooming tips to remember is that they should be thoroughly dried after a bath.  If you choose to use a blow dryer, ensure that the stream of air goes with the growth of the dog’s coat and that you cover all areas.  For clipping and other large tasks, you may want to leave your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel grooming to a professional.

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