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Cavalier King Charles And Their Coat Color.

Updated: Apr 24

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels come in various color patterns, but there are four officially recognized color combinations for this breed by major kennel clubs such as the American Kennel Club (AKC) and The Kennel Club (UK):

  1. Blenheim: Blenheim Cavaliers are predominantly white with chestnut (red) markings. The chestnut patches are typically evenly distributed on the dog's ears, face, back, and tail.

  2. Tricolor: Tricolor Cavaliers have three primary colors, which are black, white, and tan. The black color is usually found on the ears and sometimes on the body, while the tan is typically located above the eyes, on the cheeks, inside the ears, on the legs, and beneath the tail.

  3. Black & Tan: Black & Tan Cavaliers have black fur with tan markings. The tan is typically seen above the eyes, on the cheeks, inside the ears, on the legs, and beneath the tail.

  4. Ruby: Ruby Cavaliers are entirely chestnut (red) in color. There should be no white markings on a Ruby Cavalier.

These are the traditional and recognized color patterns for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. It's important to note that while these are the official breed standards, some dogs may have variations in their coat color, such as additional white markings or shades of the recognized colors. These variations are often referred to as "mis-marked" or "parti-color" Cavaliers and are not considered standard but are still beloved as pets by their owners. Always refer to the breed standards set by the kennel club when evaluating the colors of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in a show or breeding context.

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