Written on: 28/06/2013
Even with all the warnings about the various health problems this breed can have, I'd hankered after a Cav for years and was over the moon when I got one two years ago for my 40th birthday. As I type this my darling girl is snuggled up right next to me, as close as she can get, in fact so close it amazes me that she can still manage to breath sometimes. She's nearly 6 years old and having got her from a breeder, who'd used her as a puppy breeding machine and was finished with her, in my wish... (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2013
My cavalier will be 10 year old this Christmas, and over the past few days we have noticed that he is breathing heavily. We took him for a walk today and he only got half way and couldn't walk anymore and was struggling for breath, we had to carry him home, he is usually bouncing when we take him over the park and loves checking out everything but now he doesn't want to do anything, not even getting up to greet us when we come home. He is off his food as well and seems to have lost weight in... (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2012 by jessiegibson11
My little Cavalier is a beautiful small lap dog he is the best dog anyone could wish for. They are the kind of dog that don't need a lot of walking and if you want to go on a 10 mile walk they will happily walk with you but if you want to sit in the house all day he will to. Brilliant with kid's. (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2012
Was worried about the heart problems but at six years old our female tri colour has no health issues. Apart from injections she has only been to the vets twice, once to be spayed and once with a sore eye after scratching it on a stick. She is the most loving dog, very sociable with humans and other pets. great company, loves a cuddle on the sofa. Would get another one again without hesitation. She is very eager to please you and was easy to toilet train,. (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2012 by nccookie231
We purchased 2 CKCS a female who is now 9 years old and a male who is 7 years old. There are the most loving companions ever. Very easy to housebreak and very easy to train. I've had many dogs and there were without a doubt the best. Our Charlie died today at age 7 of lymph node cancer and we are struggling though this. Our Nell is doing well but is no where a near as active Charlie used to be, so we will see about her. I WOULD NOT HESITATE TO BUY ANOTHER MALE KCC. My charlie was my best... (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2012 by kirastar69
she had a heart murmur ive been in and out of the vets for 2 months she first had bladder stones so she had a operation to remove them an she went in the vets on a drip cos she wasnt eating and had lost lots of weight she came home after 3 days an seemed ok she ate a little but then went back to not eating she had 2 blood tests a scan but they didnt now why she stopped eating then last thursday night she had 2 strokes and cudnt move she lost the use of one side of her body so i took her to... (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2011
A wonderful, friendly and loyal companion. Our Cav is 5 years old and in perfect health, loves walks but also happy to curl up on the sofa. The easiest dog we have had and we will definately get another one. (read more)
Written on: 14/03/2011
my cavalier 'woody' is only 5 years old and going rapidly downhill due to mitral heart valve disease, he can no longer go on long walks which he loved so much - it so sad to see. Although they are gorgeous, loving dogs their health problems are too many and too serious. I wouldn't get another because its so devastating to me and my family seeing him this way. (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2010
I Have a 2.5 year old Cavalier King Charles who's just been diagnosed with a heart murmur. Although I know there are gonna be tough times ahead the love and affection he shows is more than worth it. He is the happiest little dog, his tail never stops wagging, and he's so clever and eager to please. He also had a luxating patella that was operated on about a year ago. Its so sad that he's had to go through so much because he really doesnt deserve it! I cant imagine my life without him around,... (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2010 by emmamalakian (40 reviews written)
My boyfriend loves cavaliers however I wasnt a fan. Until we got charlie. He was over weight and had a heart problem but what a sweet kind dog. He has been our little foot warmer for over a year now and hes been great.
Great with kids, other pets and although he snores a great family pet. (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2010
i have two cavalier king charles spaniels and i wouldnt change them for the world, they are considerate and just want to be loved by you constantly. my oldest has epilepsy but other than that have found no health problems as of yet, fingers crossed!
we obedience train them both and they are in gold and silver class with the kennel club good citizen scheme as well as winning obedience competitions! they are a good all round dog and live well with my 4 cats, and behave fantastically with my... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2010
I haven't got one yet but i am going to get the Ruby colour one. I got exited about having one until i looked and learned about their health problems, i thought i can't have that breed then. So i then searched for a new breed, every breed i picked just didnt feel right, It's like i fell in love with the breed. I am now having one. I am prepared what to ask the breeder and i will hae pet insurance. I am a teenager writing this and i have always wanted a dog. I would reccommend, not just... (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2009
At the beginning of this year we adopted 2 year old Charlie, a tri Cavalier King Charles as a companion for our 8 year old Golden Retriever. The two of them got on immediately and the new addition to the family has settled in nicely. He is extremely loving, very gentle with our 4 year daughter and proving to be a wonderful friend to our other dog. Don't believe he was very socialised with other dogs before we got him, we are now successfully working to introducing him to other dogs whist... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2009 by oregonppl (1 review written)
Our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was stinky all the time and no matter how much we bathe him and emany groomed visits! His intelligence was not good. Let's just say he wasn't the sharpest crayon in the box. Highly unruly and disliked to have to obey comma
nds. Potty training was a nightmare and now that he is mostly trained still has accidents! And to add more his health is very poor. Heart murmur and teeth issues. He has become a money pit. I will never own another king charles again. (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2009 by cez1
we bought our ckcs for our son for his birthday its a fantasic loving dog does like to be centre of attention, i wouldnt have one of these dogs unless your home in the day as they like people. you must keep on top of grooming especially the ears, and they can have a lot of health problems but you could get health problems with any dogs. we took ours to puppy classes which was a great success. (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2009 by parker1970 (1 review written)
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are great dogs, fun to have, play with. For me its the big brown eyes looking at you. Honey my kings charles is a six years old, I must say that they have been the best years.
Honey has a very bad heart, and has been In and out of the vets since November (Dick White referrals), she is on tablets, but is on borrowed time. She will be missed ever so much. Breeders should try to stop this, its just heart breaking. (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2008
the cavalier king is a wonderful dog, its mostly a inside dog, he enjoys playing with kids,
and is very nice, and a royal dog breed,
and plays very nice with other dogs
i have 1 cavalier king, she's a girl and she's 4 months old, her name is Lola. i love her, she's like a sister to me, and she isn't quite big, luckily she hasn't had any sickness. (read more)
Written on: 23/11/2008 by jean hall (1 review written)
The very first cavalier I had was eight weeks old, he was a xmas present from my husband. He was a beautiful ruby and I called him Casper. Because it was the xmas and new year holiday I was unable to get him to the vets for his first injection until the first week in January 1998. When I did take him after the vet checked him over he then advised me that Casper had quite a bad heart murmur and recommended I took him back to the breeder, he advised me he needed to see a heart specialist... (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2008
We very sadly lost Molly King charles cavalier a month after her 7 bithday. We feel that we have been robbed of her short life but then would not be without the 7 beautiful years we had with her. She was dignosed with a heart Murmur age 4 and was fine on no medication just regular checks. Then in March this year I noticed her breatheing became more rapid so we took her to the vets and she was put on medication. Then two weeks ago I noticed her cough was becoming constant. Then everthing... (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2008 by leah0600 (2 reviews written)
My dog Toby died 6 days ago at the age of 15, with no health problems except a removed spleen a few years ago. He was part of the family and i can't remember not having him around (i was 4 when we first got him). He's always been a friendly, cheerful dog and will be sadly missed by all who met him for a long time to come. On the day he died, every member of the family was home (this is a rare occasion, as my dad lives in Spain, and my sister away from home). He came up to us at different... (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2008
I have two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels who are both friendly, affectionate and eager to please. Both dogs are constantly by my side and are always happy to see me - when I come home from work they will be sat there wagging their tails.
Although they have absolutely perfect temperaments I wouldn't consider getting another. Both dogs have had serious health issues, with one having: dry eye, diabetes, a heart murmur, colitis, luxating patella, episodic falling and has problems with his back.... (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2008 by robertgr (1 review written)
Our dog Charlie is the most wonderful pet we have had the pleasure to own.
His loving, sweet welcome when I come home from work and affectionate, playful nature make him a joy to own.
If you have a big loving heart, the Cavalier will return your love ten fold.
A magnificent breed. More than Deserving of the title "The Ultimate Cute dog" (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2008
My Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Millie is a great dog! She never leaves my side and follows me everywhere. Her favourite place to sleep is in my bed or on the sofa. She goes through bags of treats, and sometimes wastes her food, as we sometimes treat her and give her different food.
Overall, I love her! (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2008 by jupiter17
We are the second home for our 7-year-old and have had him a year. He's gentle and great with the kids. When the kids are around, he's happy, the kids are happy, and I'm happy.
But I work out of my home, and when the kids aren't around and I need to work a normal work day -- he can get on your nerves. He loves attention. If you leave him to run free, he'll sit there and stare at you, or worse yet whine. If you keep him separated in another part of the house, you can be sure he's... (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2007 by loopey
My Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is fantastic! She's like one of my babies, and so well behaved and gentle. She's more obedient off the lead than my old border collie; basically because she won't leave my side. She does beg for food, but would never steal any. A real lap dog. Not a dog for someone who works because they love companionship. Sadly, today she was diagnosed with a heart murmur. However, we love her so much we are prepared for the costly vet bills. Perfect with children! (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2007 by badboy203
These are terrible dogs to own! Badly behaved and a nightmare to do anything with. they suffer many health problems and will eat whatever they can, one of the key factors of there poor health! Steer well clear! (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2007 by emmaleefox (1 review written)
I have had my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Georgie for a year and a half. I had him a month after my daughter was born and they have grown up to be the best of friends. He is such a loyal adoring dog and has quickly made friends with my border collie!
He does recognize other ckc's and gets very excited!!
Only problem is you have to be careful to groom every week at least as i found out! -Georgie's ears became a tangly mess!
eyes also get gunky!
He loves to have a bath! Lovely adoring,... (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2006 by Brightness (2 reviews written)
I have two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and they really are the loves of my life. They are excellent with all the family, and they will greet any visitors like they are a long lost friend.
My two will accept any other doggy visitors into the house without batting an eyelid. In fact, they think it's party time when they meet another dog. Cavaliers will always recognise their own breed too, and they get really excited when they meet another CKCS.
If you want a dog and you are at home for... (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2006 by trixybird (1 review written)
I had a Blenheim Cavalier for 11 years (male) he was our first dog. We chose this breed as we had young children and safety was paramount. He was gentle, loving and very loyal. We never experienced large vet bills, and although his excercise was limited as he got older, generally they are happy for a little walk, without going for mile hikes!
They do not eat the home like some breeds, and are never destructive.
Our boy developed a heart murmor in his last year, which slowed him down, as it... (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2006 by lionheadbunnies
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have superb personalities, although bitches can be more protective. I'm not sure why the other reviewer would say you can't let them off the lead. If your dog is trained correctly then there is no problem. They are a wonderful breed and get on with anyone or any animal, although we have found rabbits are on the 'lets eat it' menu. You can try to avoid health problem by going to an experienced breeder. (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2005 by cerys12345 (1 review written)
My Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sadly passed away recently at the age of 11 1/2 years. He had had a heart murmur since he was around 6, and developed fluid on his lungs 3 years ago. Despite these health problems (which have been very costly) he showed no signs of having them, and had lived an active and normal life right up until he died; which was peacefully in his sleep. He was brilliant with my son aged 18 months, and has been a very faithful loving member of the family. (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2005 by kilothomas (2 reviews written)
Personally I disagree with some of the points in the previous reviews. My Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sadly passed away last month at the age of 8 1/2 yrs due to a heart murmur which she had all her life she was by far the best dog I have ever had - greatly missed. The whole family cried for ages when she passed, she was a big part of the family.
These dogs are amazing little animals, you will never find a more loyal dog, she would be there at the front door waiting to greet the family... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2005 by mkreiner
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel are very sweet dogs, but you have to be aware of their health issues and the fact that you can never let them off of their leash. My girlfriend and I have also found housebreaking to be much tougher than expected. (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2004 by Maxim321 (9 reviews written)
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: The best dog for all the good points I wrote. They are such loving dogs. If you want a loyal happy dog then the cavalier is for you. (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2004 by zeb2704 (1 review written)
This are great dogs and I would never be without one but due to their health issues you will have too accept that you will be extremely lucky if your pet lasts for his full life span.
They are happy go lucky dogs who take life in a cheerful mood. Inclined to be slightly disobedient they have the "are you calling me" attitude "oh, sorry didn't hear." (read more)
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