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We are looking at acquiring a Cavalier King Charles puppy. We've been without dogs for some 10 years since our last Maltese had to be put down at 17 years old. Hurt us a lot, but we're over it now and we stay home much more now since we retired, so a loving dog will be a welcome addition. As I understand it the CKC Spaniel is about as loving as they come. Insite is welcome.



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My cousins daughter raises them, she is around Denton. I don't know if she has any right now.

I'll have to shoot a message to her sister. Let me see what I can find out.

We lost our Papillon/King Charles dog 18 months ago. Smartest dog I ever saw.
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My aunt had one years ago. Great dog and very good natured.
 
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As I understand it the CKC Spaniel is about as loving as they come.
How is that different from any dog? I am not going to criticize your preferred breed, but "loving" applies to pretty much all of them. Dogs honor us so much, seems a shame to limit the possibilities, especially when there are so many out there. Find/adopt/"rescue" a dog that has few other options, it's the right thing to do.
 
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My friend's wife has two and despite the froofy look, they're great little dogs. I've been around these two for years, and have dog sat them.
 
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We have 2, a 13 year old Blenheim (rust over white)Male, and a tricolor(black, white and tan) 11 year old female. Got them as puppies, both Irish stock, after we lost our Giant Schnauzer.
These two are great companions, good watchdogs, hardy, and funny. They lost their hearing about 18 months ago. Otherwise, still easy to deal with.
If you are going to consider getting one, plan on 2, as they do better as a pair. Research the breeder and make sure you check with other owners of the pups, get a good vet.
There are good books out, Juliette Cunliffe’s “Cavalier King Charles Spaniel” published by The Kennel Club Books, is our go to for their care.
One of the posters made a good point about rescues and the same tips play for them. Love your dogs, whatever you decide, because they pay that love back ten times over.
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Originally posted by OKCGene:
My cousins daughter raises them, she is around Denton. I don't know if she has any right now.

I'll have to shoot a message to her sister. Let me see what I can find out.

We lost our Papillon/King Charles dog 18 months ago. Smartest dog I ever saw.
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A referral would be great. Finding a respected breeder within driving distance has become quite the chore.

Architect, as to all dogs being loving... of course that's true. But this bread is especially so. Calm, very little barking, easy to train. They love to sit on your lap and they are small enough to do that, and yet with their spaniel background they will eagerly chase a stick 25 yards into the lake, and go into hunting mode if you walk them in the woods. No, they would not make a hunting dog, but the instincts are very noticeable.



Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.

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Ben Williams and I work for the same company; he works because he has to, but the King Charles are their first love. Central AZ should be driving distance to TX

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Best, best, best Dogs in the world.
So friendly. Mine loves everybody and everything.
 
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We have a King Charles Cavalier / Havanese mix dog that is now 14 years old. Extremely smart, very dedicated and loving. I would recommend either of the breeds for their great disposition and intelligence.
 
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I work with a woman who rescued a KCC that had a loser owner who put it's eye out. The dog is as sweet as honey and very friendly despite it's first horrible two years.

Anecdotal I know but I have never heard a bad word about the breed.
 
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We have two right now that are three years old. They are amazing cuddle dogs. We have never had them growl or be aggressive towards our seven year old. One always has to be touching you in some way or another when you sit or lay down. We got these two when the last one passed. She was 14 years old, deaf and blind. She finally passed of hear failure. Just watch out for eye issues since they bulge out some like a pug.


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A friend of mine's wife is on her second one. Seems like a nice enough little dog but it's entirely too "precious" (yeah, I know it's her) and I can see how she fell in that trap.


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A pal of mine has one of those, very smart pup. He is single and average looking but that dog is a chick magnet. He gets dates with women that wouldn't even give him a passing glance in normal conditions. I guess I should get one, LOL!


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We found one. A male 10 weeks old. He wasn't eating at all when we brought him home... I guess being plucked from his litter mates put him off. After a day we got him to eat and now there's no stopping him. Sock to keep his beautiful ears from dragging in the food dish. He's a sweet heart that loves to run and play, but also loves to cuddle for hours on end. A joy.[IMG:left] [/IMG]



Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.

-D.H. Lawrence
 
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What a cutie....

Enjoy many years together.

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There might be a mean Cavalier somewhere in the world, but I've never seen one in any of my practices. Great, great family dogs. Congrats!!


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