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King Charles Spaniel
England FCI 128 . English Toy Spaniels

English Toy Spaniel

The King Charles Spaniel it is a gentle and calm dog in any circumstance.



Already in the sixteenth century there was talk of King Charles Spaniel. Much appreciated by all the kings who succeeded the crown of England, it is above all with Carlos II that they will have a privileged relationship. It is in homage to him that he was given the name of King Charles to the race. In fact, Carlos II dedicated a great passion to them. He had many, who came and went as they pleased through the corridors of the Royal Palace. They even had a privileged status!!

Knights took him hunting while ladies hugged him by the fire. He had managed to make himself indispensable to the Court..

But, at that time, the muzzle was pointed. It was after the crossing with the Japanese Chin that the flat nose standard emerged. The Cavalier King Charles spaniel, another closely related race, is slightly larger, with a less flat nose.

Accepted by the FCI at 1965, the King Charles Spaniel is based on standards that were last revised in 2010.

Physical characteristics

Selected to be small in size, the silhouette of the King Charles Spaniel fits in a square. They are elegant dogs with low, elongated ears and wavy fringes that hang flirtatiously down the cheeks.. His dark eyes are very big, a bit protruding and far apart. The skull is voluminous with a well marked stop and a very short muzzle.. The jaw is slightly lower, but the tongue does not stick out. The body is compact, with straight legs, wide chest and fringed tail carried along the hocks. Some choose to cut it.

▷ Size of King Charles Spaniel: Among 25 cm and 35 cm.
▷ Weight of King Charles Spaniel: Among 3,5 kg and 6 kg
▷ Hair of the King Charles Spaniel: Long and fringed on the legs, ears and tail. The coat is silky and shiny, smooth with a slight wave.

Character and skills

It is difficult to find a dog that is easier to live with. The King Charles Spaniel is not a guard dog, since he doesn't bark much. Very attached to his master and the whole family, You know “disappear” of the landscape when his master has no time to dedicate. So, No need to wait for it to come to you and anticipate its needs!!

He is very comfortable with young children, the elderly and the disabled, is nice, cheerful and patient with everyone. Said to have calming properties to combat anxiety since the 17th century. In England, It is said to be “comforting”.

It's not especially sporty, he likes comfort, the nap and the pillow. Do not forget that you must do enough sports to maintain good health..

More reserved than his cousin the Cavalier King Charles spaniel, remains gentle and calm in all circumstances.

Its reserve does not make it an aggressive animal with strangers. Intelligent and playful, the king charles spaniel enjoys the company of children. Appreciates pampering and displays of affection in general. It is no coincidence that he is often compared to a cat.

In an apartment or a house, the King Charles Spaniel is equally happy. As long as she can snuggle with her master and show her joy whenever she feels like it., will be happy. Older people like it a lot.


Your sense of smell, his hearing and his intelligence make him not only a pleasant dog to live with, but also relatively easy to train. It is enough to indicate the limits that it should not cross and offer it good socialization so that it is an excellent life partner.. To the King Charles Spaniel loves to play: take advantage of this trait to hone their education and strengthen your bonds.


With regard to health, the King Charles Spaniel needs to be watched regarding your eyes, ears, respiratory system and heart. Similar to the Cavalier King Charles spaniel, you are likely to have microphthalmia, which may be associated with cataracts. You may also have problems with ear irritation and breathing and/or heart difficulties.. Last, you should know that childbirth can be complicated in females.


The King Charles Spaniel molts twice a year, one in autumn and one in spring. Its abundant fur, his fringed ears and eyes should be maintained regularly to keep him clean and healthy.

For its hygiene it is recommended to brush the dog once a week, using an iron brush without bristles or a soft brush, and then with a fine comb. You have to take care that your hair does not form knots. The dog must be bathed every two months, making sure to use a special dog shampoo and previously remove the knots.

Characteristics "King Charles Spaniel"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "King Charles Spaniel" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

Adaptation ⓘ

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Images "King Charles Spaniel"


1 – King Charles Spaniel by https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/es/view-image.php?image=281614&picture=perfil-de-king-charles-spaniel
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3 – King Charles Spaniel by https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/en/view-image.php?image=281620&picture=king-charles-spaniel
4 – King Charles Spaniel sitting while looking up, during the dog show in Katowice – Saucer, Poland. by Pleple2000 10:18, 5 April 2006 (UTC), CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – King Charles Spaniel by Universe876 at Italian Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
6 – King Charles Spaniel named blenheim by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Type and recognitions:

  • Group 9: Companion and Toy Dogs
  • Section 7: Companion and Toy Dogs. Without working trial.


  • FCI – Group 9: Section 7: English Toy Spaniels
  • AKCToy
  • ANKC – Group 1 (Toy)
  • CKC – Group 5 – (Toy)
  • ​KC – Toy
  • NZKCToy
  • UKC – Group 8 – Companion dog

FCI breed standard "King Charles Spaniel"

FCIFCI - King Charles Spaniel

Alternative names:

1. English Toy Spaniel, Toy Spaniel Charlies, Prince Charles Spaniel, Ruby Spaniel, Blenheim Spaniel (English).
2. King Charles Spaniel (French).
3. English Toy Spaniel (German).
4. King charles spaniel (Portuguese).
5. Toy spaniel inglés, English Toy Spaniel, Spaniel del Rey Carlos (español).

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