Cavaliers

Cavaliers

A Cavalier is a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and another dog breed. Because a mixed-breed dog can inherit any combination of traits from one or both of their parents, you want to make sure you ask the breeder about the other parent breed.

You can also meet the mother dog in-person. You’ll be able to see what sort of temperament she has as well as the manners she is modeling for her puppies and the manners she is teaching them.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is highly adaptable and does well in apartments as well as larger homes. Because they bond closely with their families, they do not like to be left alone. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels do have an urge to chase and will chase just about anything.

So, you don’t want to let them off-leash unless they are in a securely fenced area. Unless the other parent breed introduces other traits or quirks that could affect adaptability, you should be able to expect a similar adaptability level from a Cavalier King Charles Mix.

Reputable breeders screen their dogs to avoid passing issues on to puppies. So, you should be asking about the genetic and health history of both of the parents anyway. You can also ask about any health tests or clearances that have been done.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are a good fit for owners of any experience level as they are intelligent, eager to please, and naturally obedient. If the other parent breed is also highly trainable, then you can expect something similar in a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Mix. If the other parent breed is more difficult to train, then you will want to be prepared to enroll in puppy training classes.

A Cavalier King Charles Mix can inherit a coat similar to one of the parent breeds or a coat that is a mix of both. Should they inherit a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel coat, it will shed moderately year-round and heavier as seasons change. It will need to be brushed a few times a week or weekly and bathed occasionally.

A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a low-energy dog breed. Although they are playful and energetic, they are also small and don’t need a ton of exercise to be happy and healthy. Daily walks and some playtime or other activity are usually enough for this dog. But, they will be happy to do more if it means spending more time with you.

If the other parent breed has a similar activity level, then you can expect a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Mix to be a lower-energy dog as well. But, if the other parent breed has a higher energy level, you will need to be prepared for a dog that requires more daily activity.

A fully-grown Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is usually 12-13 inches tall and weighs 10-18 pounds. The other parent breed can affect this, so you do want to ask the breeder about them.

Although it’s not a guarantee, you can also meet the mother dog in-person. This can give you a better idea of a potential size to expect in a fully-grown Cavalier King Charles Mix.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels generally live for 9-15 years. Although the other parent breed may affect this slightly, you should be able to expect a similar life span in a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Mix.

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