Types of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the most beautiful, lovable dogs, and is even one of the most popular breeds in the world, especially in the United States. They are a small, hearty breed that is sweet and playful, but are there different types of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels come in a variety of colors, the main ones being Chestnut & White, known as the ‘Blenheim’, Black and Tan referred to as the ‘King Charles’, Chestnut all over known as the ‘Ruby’, and the Tri-colored which is also known as the ‘Prince Charles’.

The breed has a long history dating back to the 16th century, when it was used as a hunting dog, and is a small breed of dog. No matter what type they are, they all have a gentle disposition, an outgoing personality, and are always happy to meet new friends. You can learn more about these adorable dogs, and each type below.

Black & Tan (The King Charles)

The original and the oldest colored Cavalier King Charles spaniel is the Black & Tan, and therefore is the most common type of dog in this breed.

Black and tan Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are usually between six and eight pounds. They have a thick double coat that requires brushing every few days to keep it from becoming matted or tangled. They shed moderately throughout the year due to their coats being so thick, so be prepared for some extra vacuuming if you decide to adopt one.

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Chestnut & White ( The Blenheim)

The Blenheim Cavalier King Charles spaniel is also very common and is named after the Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England. These dogs were originally bred as lapdogs but have since become more popular as show dogs and companion animals.

These pooches are known for their long silky coat that typically grows about six inches long when untrimmed. The fur is soft and fluffy which makes them very comfortable to cuddle up with on cold days. The downside to this luxurious coat is that it can be difficult to keep clean if you don’t brush it regularly – especially if your pup rolls around in mud or grass.

Chestnut (The Ruby)

The Ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a gorgeous dog that looks like a smaller version of the standard brown/black colored Cavaliers. In addition to being red in color, it has a beautiful, long, and silky coat. The Ruby Cavalier loves to play with and gets along well with other pets in your home that are older than itself.

A Ruby Cavalier with a 100% red coat, showing no white flecks within its coat is considered a rare coat variety. It has been estimated that only approximately 1% of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are born with this coat color. The Ruby is usually born in litters of two or three puppies, and it will be the only one with this coloration. As a result, they can be very special to those who are lucky enough to own one.

Tri-Colored (The Prince Charles)

The tri-colored Cavalier is a beautiful dog with a coat that has three colors. The most common color combination for this variety is black, tan, and white. However, there are also red and white Cavaliers as well as chocolate and white ones.

In North America, the tri-colored Cavalier is considered very rare and was only recently recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club), but it is a more common coat color in other countries such as the UK and Australia.

The tri-colored Cavalier has tan markings on its face and chest, with black on its ears, nose, and tail tip. The tri-colored Cavalier’s coat is long, soft, silky, and can be straight or wavy. It requires regular brushing to prevent tangles, but it doesn’t need extensive grooming like other dog breeds with double coats or thick fur.

The tri Cavalier’s average life expectancy of 10 to 14 years, is a medium-sized dog with an average weight of 11 to 15 pounds and a height of 10 to 12 inches.


So, there you have it: a brief overview of the different types of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They are a great choice if you’re looking for a pet that will be loyal, playful, and affectionate, and now that you know what makes each kind unique from its counterparts, choosing your perfect fit should be a snap.

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