A modern recreation of the old type of King Charles Spaniel (below), the Cavalier can be distinguished by its longer nose and heavier build. Both breeds have identical coloration. The chestnut and white of each breed is described as the Blenheim, after the estate of the Duke of Marlborough, where spaniels of this colour were first developed.
History of Cavalier King Charles
Toy spaniels were a common sight around the palaces of Europe during the 17th century and were often portrayed in paintings of the period. Cavaliers were first registered by the British Kennel Club as a separate breed in 1945.
The prefix “Cavalier” was chosen to distinguish it from the King Charles Spaniel.
Identification keys of Cavalier King Charles
long, well-feathered ears
relatively flat, undomed skull
long, silky coat with no curls
King Charles Spaniel Squarely built with a distinctive domed skull this breed’s affectionate nature has made it a popular pet for centuries. The large, dark eves are particularly appealing.
History of King Charles Spaniel
This breed was greatly favoured by King Charles II. (1630-85). He regularly exercised […]
Toy American Eskimo The face, coat, and lush tail of this dog identify it as a spitz-type breed. The pointed muzzle and erect ears are foxlike, its coat is long and thick, and its tail is well-plumed and carried in a curl over the back. Although a small dog, it is nevertheless sturdy, well-muscled, and […]
Bolognese Descended from bichon stock, and so having the characteristic white, cottony coat associated with this group, the Bolognese may in fact have blond markings, although these are not considered desirable. This is a square-built and solid dog for its size.
History of Bolognese
The breed’s […]
Continental Toy Spaniel: Phalene Closely related to the Papillon the Phalene can be readily distinguished from it by its ears, which hang down on the sides of its head.
History of Continental Toy Spaniel (Phalene)
The breed was popular in Italy during the Renaissance, and was well known in European royal […]
Havanese This dog is of bichon stock, and is related to such breeds as the Bichon Frise. It has a profuse double coat and is usually cream, gold, silver, blue or black.
History of Havanese
It is believed to have been brought to Cuba by sailors from the Canaries.
This breed is become […]