Fully knowing our pet is essential, and it is a duty that we have as its owner. All breeds of dogs are different, and each one must be treated, cared for, and even fed differently.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are beautiful dogs with adorable appearances and are characterized by the strong bonds they form with their owners. It is important that we know everything about this breed of dog since that will not only allow us to act better in certain situations but will also be helpful to provide an excellent and better lifestyle.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies may differ only slightly from adults. In this guide, we will focus more on a puppy of this type, but we will also take into account some general aspects of adults of this breed.
Cavalier King Charles Puppy Physical Characteristics
It is important to note that one of the most interesting physical characteristics is its fur.
The coat of this canine is usually long, silky, and straight. It can come in 4 official colours, which are:
- Black & Tan
However, they may also feature other (unofficial) colours attributed to Cavalier King Charles Spaniels that are not purebreds. Some are black & white, white, tan, chocolate, white markings, and merle.
This canine has a small, well-proportioned body. Its snout is elongated (approximately 12 cm), its teeth are strong, its eyes are round and dark, its tail is hairy and proportional to its body, and its nose is black with well-developed nostrils.
Cavalier King Charles Puppy Personality
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels were bred as lapdogs. That is, they love to be with their loved ones all the time. They are very docile and are considered excellent family pets as they get along very well with the elderly and children.
Their friendly and caring personality leads them to trust even strangers and other animals. However, it is advisable to train these puppies to learn to socialise with other people and pets as all Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are different, and their life experiences could lead them to develop a more aloof personality in the future.
It should be noted that one of the most common problems that we can find in a Cavalier King Charles Spaniels puppy is separation anxiety.
These canines are prone to this disorder, especially when they are puppies, so providing them with a lifestyle surrounded by people is crucial. Otherwise, you will have to take the necessary measures to prevent them from feeling bad while you are not at home.
An adult Cavalier King Charles Spaniels could be left alone for 2 hours (without training), but leaving a puppy alone is not recommended.
Cavalier King Charles Puppy Energy Level
Puppy Cavalier King Charles Spaniels can have more energy than adults of this species. While this breed is known for having low-moderate energy levels, they still need to be exercised every day to maintain good health and fitness.
Generally, healthy adult Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need 30 to 45 minutes of daily exercise, but keep in mind that a puppy can’t take that long.
Therefore, a good way to determine the amount of time that our puppy can exercise is by adding 5 minutes for each month of life. That means that if our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is two months old, it will only need 10 minutes of exercise.
The best exercise for a puppy is a daily walk. You can take your little furry friend for a walk every day for 10 minutes. In fact, you could divide that time into two sessions.
That is, you can take it out for a walk in the morning for 5 minutes and in the afternoon for the same amount of time. Games are also a good form of physical and mental stimulation for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
Cavalier King Charles Puppy Shedding and Groom
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to shed moderately, especially during the spring and fall. In that case, it is advisable to brush their fur between 2 and 3 times a week to prevent dead hair from falling throughout our house.
Bathing a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is easy due to its size. Keep in mind that you should not clean it often as you could damage its fur and skin. The most recommended is to do it every six weeks.
Cleaning this puppy’s ears and teeth should be carried out on a regular basis as these places are prone to infection.
Cavalier King Charles Puppy Feeding
Once Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies stop drinking their mother’s milk, they can start eating just like any other dog. It is important that you keep in mind that a puppy needs more food than an adult since it is still growing. The most advisable thing is to feed it between 3 and 4 times a day until it is a few months old.