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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels







Lanfine Home Farm breed the beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. All our dogs are beloved pets and are brought up in the house with us.
No pup leaves us unless we are entirely satisfied that their new owner is suitable.
Friend to generations of kings and queens, this charming breed of toy dogs was given its special name by the Merry Monarch himself, King Charles II.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, which displays the best characteristics of both a toy dog and a sporting spaniel, makes a truly delightful companion. When he's out and about he's lively and sporty, but at home on a rainy day he loves to curl up on your lap or to act as a silky footwarmer.
The Cavalier is friendly to all and sundry: so if you want a guard dog, he's probably not for you!

Pearl, Jade, Amber, Jasper and Crystal


Some Cavaliers have been known to exhibit traits in common with cats, such as perching in high places (the tops of couches, the highest pillow, etc), cleaning their own paws. Cavaliers have been seen to catch small birds in mid-flight that are flying too close to the ground. Such behaviour is a result of their earlier use as a hunting dog, and as such, they can develop habits like chasing birds and small animals.

* Puppies at Home * 

Allocate an area and a bed which are the Cavaliers own, an area in a kitchen or utility room is best if possible near to a door leading to the garden. As far as the bed is concerned the hard moulded plastic variety is easiest to keep clean and more resistant to chewing than the wicker type.

Many new owners start by confining the puppy to a Puppy Pen made of metal or plastic which is purchased in pieces that can be joined together to form a barrier within a particular room. This often helps initially to protect doors and furniture from being scratched or chewed. 

More owners now consider buying a collapsible metal cage (medium size is best) as the Cavaliers own house. This they find lovely as they can walk inside and feel secure with the open bars around them.

They have a wide variety of uses, as transport in the back of a car, going to the vets and as a safe haven whenever the dog feels in need of one from visitors and their small children !

Another good tip is to use a baby gate between the areas you wish to confine the puppy too and the rest of the house.



Kiwi 5 weeks
Princess Kiwi



Remember that a dog must fit into your lifestyle. They need to be part of the family and you should not have one if you haven't sufficient time to give it. A lot of thought must be given to the matter before you go ahead. Have you the time? The money? The patience? The lifestyle? Think long and hard, as a dog is a big commitment.

If you do decide that a Cavalier would fit into your household, you will be rewarded with the most wonderful companion!!


A Cavalier should always be wanted primarily as a companion, even one being purchased to show and perhaps later breed.

Never buy a puppy unless you see it with its mother and litter.


"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole"



* Breed Standards *
The head should be nearly flat between the ears, with a well defined nose.
Eyes should be large and round which gives them their characteristic endearing look.
Tail should be well feathered.
Neck is strong and slightly arched.
Ears are long, drooping with plenty of feathering.
Their bodies should be small, well-balanced and move with an elegant gait.
Paws should be compact and feathered.



* Male or Female? *

Both males and females are equally sweet natured and affectionate but some people do not want to be bothered with a females seasons, but they are only in season once in every six months.

Similarly males do like to mark their territory,  so you will have to be persistent with toilet training.

There are advantages and disadvantages in both but you will usually find there are more male puppies available as breeders tend to keep their females to breed from.

Cavaliers are generally good eaters and the adult dog will only need one feed per day.  Many Cavaliers get fat; this is due to the fact that they do have the most demanding eyes! These eyes can convey feelings to you and the most difficult to ignore is the 'I love you and I would love something to eat'.  Too much weight is very bad for your dog.







All dogs on this website are owned by us or have been bred by us.
Absolutely no inbreeding.


* What Colour? * 

There are four recognized colours :

Black & Tan: Raven black with tan markings above the eyes, on cheeks, inside ears, on chest and legs and underside of tail. Tan should be bright. (White marks undesirable for showing)

Ruby: Whole colour rich red. (White marks undesirable for showing)

The above two are known as wholecolours whilst the following two are known as parti - colours.

Blenheim: Rich chestnut markings well broken up, on pearly white ground. Markings evenly divided on head, leaving room between ears for much valued lozenge mark or spot (a unique characteristic of the breed).

Tricolour: Black and white well spaced, broken up, with tan markings over eyes, cheeks, inside ears, inside legs, and on underside of tail



   Cavaliers are not kennel dogs and because of their long association with their owners and development as a lap dog they make wonderful companions.     Cavaliers enjoy company and dislike being left on their own  for long periods of time.

Dylan in action

Cavaliers are highly intelligent,  active little dogs that require regular exercise but not necessarily 5 mile hikes every day. They are happy in a securely enclosed fenced garden. They are easy to train but being puppies they do occasionally chew things and until they are house trained are guilty of sometimes making a puddle !


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