Meet the Cavalier

A versatile toy spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a lovely and active toy breed and are great companions. They are known for their "melting expression" and gentle temperament. In history, they were known as the "comforter spaniel". They are successful in conformation shows, obedience and agility. They also make wonderful therapy dogs. Their coats come in four colors – Blenheim (tan and white), Tricolor (black, white, and tan), Ruby (solid red) and Black and Tan. Please take a look at our Breed Standard on the CKCSC USA web site (; to learn more about Cavaliers. The site will give you the history of the breed and questions to ask to determine if it is the right breed for you and your family. The COTW and the CKCSC USA have a breeder referral page.