Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog History

 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a rich history.These dogs are classified as a spaniel type toy breed.Spaniels are medium to large sized dogs that are considered to be originated in Spain.However the Cavalier King Charles spaniel history starts from United Kingdom in 16th century.Like some other small sized dog breed these dogs were also a choice of royal family and this time the royal member was King Charles II.It was due to his immense attachment with this breed that later some of the types of toy spaniels breeds were emerged and were given the name over King Charles II the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.They are largely seen in paintings drawn of the royal family members and from there It can be guessed how much importance they have got in that era.However the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels that paintings mostly show are quite different in appearance and are more closer in appearance to Pomeranian or other small sized long muzzled toy breeds.The most often told action of King Charles II was he carried his dogs even in the parliament where no other pets were allowed except Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.They were never largely ignored in United Kingdom even after King Charles II was gone and have become a companion for many other royal ladies.However in 18th and 19th century there popularity faced a decline when many other new breeds were introduced in United Kingdom.They have also been used for hunting purposes in England and Scotland.Like many other dog breeds World War also affected this breed or in other words they became almost extinct in those times.Cavalier King Charles Spaniels that wee see today were developed in 20th century.They were also bred with Pekingese and have gradually turned into a dog with smaller muzzle dog.Head shaped is also an important characteristic and also females and males have slight difference in head shaped.In 1928 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel club was founded in United Kingdom due to the efforts of MrsPitt and her partners.The main focus was to keep the old type toy spaniels alive and also to make improvements in the breed.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels were first brought to United States in 1950s. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog club was found in 1954.At first these dogs couldn't get much attention there.However with the passage of time the breed developed and also got notable fame in United States.Now Cavalier King Charles Spaniels come in several coat colors.It was after the year 2000 that these dogs have made their position among one of the most popular dog breed in United States.In 2012 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels were ranked as the 20th most popular dog breed in United States.

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