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      History: By the early 1800's, the King Charles Spaniel, an old breed, had lost much of its original character; its muzzle, for instance, was much shorter. It was also declining in popularity. This situation drove a group of enthusiasic admirers to try to revive the original sturdy spaniel. The King Charles Spaniel was once a highly popular dog in the seventeenth century kept by both King Charles l and ll. King Charles llwas so keen on his animal that Samuel Pepys, a then naval officer, said that all he saw at the palace was "the King's foolish indulgence in this dog, paying no attention to his work."
        The name cavalier, meaning a medieval knight, refers to it breeders' hop to revive the King Charles Spaniel that had existed in the Middle Ages. Despite its popularity in England, ranking second in the toy group to the Yourkshire Terrier, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is still rarely sighted in America, and has not yet received recognition from the American Kennel Club.
        Body: Sturdy and slightly bigger than the King Charles Spaniel, the cavalier has a graceful carriage; well-laid-back shoulders; a straight back; a firm, powerful loin; a cone-shaped muzzle; a flat skull; big, dark round but not prominent eyes set wide apart; a shallow stop; biggish open nostils; high-set long pendantears; straigh front legs; muscular hind legs; a tail that is often docked, but never more than a third of the whole length; and an elegant and powerful gait. The long, silky coat ma be wavy, but fringe and curl are undesirable. Rich feathering is found on the ears, front chest, and legs. Like the King Charles Spaniel, the coloring includes black and tan, ruby, blenheim (gold), and tricolor.

        Character:  This dog is extremely merry, active, and fearless. Loving its family, especially children, it makes a good companion for children and elderly people to walk with.

        Care: The long coat, especailly on the ears, has to be combed, and the rest of the body has to be brushed.

        Exercise: This dog loves exercise, but only short walks.

    Puppies: The two to six puppies per litter are relatively strong and playful.
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