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The Beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are adorned with medium-length coats.  The texture is silky to the touch and may sometimes be slightly wavy. Adult Cavalier King Charles h​ave feathering on their ears, legs, feet, chest and tail. There are four colors accepted that meet the breed standard.

Ruby, Black and Tan, Blenheim, and Tricolor.


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Blenheim (Chestnut and White)

The Blenheim Cavalier has rich chestnut markings on a white background. Some Blenheim Cavaliers have a spot in the middle of thier forehead. This spot is called the Blenhiem spot and also the mark of the Duchess Thumb print. This is based on a legend about Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough. The legend states while awaiting news of her husband's safe return from the Battle of Blenheim, she had pressed the head of an expecting female Cavalier with her thumb, which resulted in five puppies having the lucky Blenhiem spot after she recieved the news that the battle had been won.


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Black & Tan aka "King Charles"

The Black and Tan is referred to as "King Charles". The Black and Tan Cavaliers  are adorned with medium-length,  silky coats that are sometimes slightly wavy.  Adult Cavaliers have feathering or longer hair on their chest, legs, feet, ears  and tail.  The Black and Tan have black bodies with tan eyebrows, legs, cheeks, and beneath the tail. The brown above the eyes give the Black and Tan his sweet expressions.


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The Tricolor Cavalier King Charles,  is black and white with tan markings on the cheeks, on the eyebrows, the underside of the tail, inside ears, and  inside legs.  The Tricolor is referred to as "Prince Charles" in the Cavalier . Black, white and a few accents of the chestnut, ruby coloring. 


 The solid rich brown or reddish-brown that has no white spots is the Ruby Cavalier King Charles. Some can have some white in their coats which is acceptable for pet but is considered a fault under AKC conformation show rules.

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