King Charles Spaniels
In 1997, the
American Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
Club prepared a "breed standard" at the
time the American Kennel Club first
recognized the Cavalier Spaniel breed.
The breed standard describes what ideal
Charles Spaniels should look like.
It forms the basis for judging
conformation at dog show competitions.
Many families are looking for a loyal
canine companion, rather than a dog show
champion, and are somewhat less
concerned about finding a "perfect"
All the same, having a breed standard
gives Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
breeders a guideline as to the traits
and characteristics they hope to foster
in their kennel's lineage.
You can review the Cavalier King Charles
Spaniel breed standard here.
There are four distinct Cavalier
King Charles colors for
this small toy dog breed.