Lap-loving but lively, the Cavalier makes friends wherever he goes.

Vital Stats

Height: 12 to 13 inches at shoulder
Weight: 13 to 18 pounds
Coat: medium-length and silky
Life span: 9 to 15 years

Summary
Although he’s born to be a companion, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel retains the sporty nature of his spaniel ancestors. If he’s not sitting on a lap or getting a belly rub, nothing makes him happier than to flush a bird and then attempt to retrieve it.

One of the largest of the toy breeds, he’s often as athletic as a true sporting breed and enjoys hiking, running on the beach, and dog sports such as agility, flyball and rally. Some have even shown their prowess as hunting dogs. The more restful members of the breed find success as family friends and therapy dogs.
Full Cavalier King Charles Spaniel profile on DogTime.com

Affectionate with family:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Vigor:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
General health:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)