Cavalier King Charles spaniel


: any of a breed of toy spaniels developed in Great Britain from English toy spaniels and having a tapered muzzle and a long silky coat

Examples of Cavalier King Charles spaniel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a calm breed, Cavalier King Charles spaniels are the quintessential lap dogs. Nicole Letts, Southern Living, 15 Sep. 2023 Some breeds of dogs, called short-muzzle breeds, already have higher rates of respiratory issues, including bulldogs, Boston terriers and Cavalier King Charles spaniels. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 8 June 2023 Sophie Bradley's Cavalier King Charles spaniel Amber, 6, is a therapy dog. Leila Sackur, NBC News, 6 May 2023 The Fabelmans actor also credits their 13-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel Zelda as a muse, inspiring a lighter caddy modeled in her likeness. Glenn Garner, Peoplemag, 31 Jan. 2023 Since the pandemic, these distressing behaviors have become part of the daily routine with Milton and Rufus, both mixes of poodle and Cavalier King Charles spaniel, known to their faithful as cavapoos. John Leland,, 21 May 2022 The fun continues as the family's other dog, Piggy the Cavalier King Charles spaniel, joins the group and begins licking the crumbs off Grace's hand. Gabrielle Chung,, 15 Oct. 2021 Courtney Spears, who recently moved from Chicago to Columbus, has nothing but good things to say about how dog-friendly Columbus has been for her and Lily, her 2-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Eiliana Wright, USA TODAY, 3 July 2021 Roelecke won first place one year for the painting of her Cavalier King Charles spaniel last year. Lyndi McNulty,, 28 Nov. 2020

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Word History


cavalier entry 2 + King Charles spaniel, a breed of toy spaniel, from Charles II of England

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cavalier King Charles spaniel was in 1969

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“Cavalier King Charles spaniel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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