Size: Small Height: About 25 cm (10 inches) Weight: 3.6 - 6.3 kg (8 - 14 lb) Life Span: 13 years Grooming: Medium Exercise: Undemanding Feeding: Medium Temperament: Gentle & affectionate Country of Origin: England AKC Group: Toy Other Names: English Toy Spaniel
General Appearance: Stocky, compact and well proportioned. Colour: Black/tan, ruby (red), tricolour or blenheim (red and white). Coat: Silky, long, straight, good feathering with or without a slight wave. Tail: Well feathered, lower than topline and may be docked. Ears: Set low, long, well feathered and hanging by cheeks. Body: The chest is wide and deep and back is short and level. The shoulders are well laid back and fore and hindquarters are well angulated.
Temperament: Easy-going, affectionate and happy. King Charles Spaniels get on well with children, other dogs and strangers. They are suited for apartment living and enjoy being with their family and receiving plenty of attention. They are intelligent and learn quickly when being trained. These small dogs are sociable and adaptable which makes them ideal family pets.
Grooming: The coat of King Charles Spaniel should be brushed twice per week, especially in areas more prone to tangling such as chest, behind ears and between legs. The facial creases should be wiped with lotion (for this particular area) from time to time and ear canals checked for dirt or wax.