King Charles Spaniel dog food and health

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King Charles Spaniel description, food, diseases.

History

Toy spaniels were a favorite pet lap dog in Europe, with each family having its favorite. Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland (1630 – 1685) was very fond of this type of dog, which is why the dogs of today carry his name, although there is no evidence that today's breed descended from his particular dogs. With the expansion of trade in the 17th and 18th centuries, pugs and other dogs arrived from other parts of the world, and became popular pets; this led to breeding with the spaniel lap dogs.

Temperament
The King Charles Spaniel is easy-going, affectionate and happy. King Charles Spaniels get on well with children, other dogs and strangers. They are suited for apartment living and enjoy being with their family and receiving plenty of attention. They are intelligent and learn quickly when being trained. King Charles Spaniels are sociable and adaptable which makes them ideal family pets.
Coat
Long, silky, straight coat. Slight waviness permissible. They are average shedders. No trimming or stripping is needed. Regular brushing will due.

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Appearance

The English Toy Spaniel is a compact, cobby and essentially square toy dog possessed of a short-nosed, domed head, a merry and affectionate demeanor and a silky, flowing coat. The ears of the King Charles Spaniel are very long and set low and close to the head, fringed with heavy feathering.

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King Charles Spaniel health and diseases problems

Some bloodlines are prone to respiratory ailments, heart disease, slipped stifle, patella luxation, cataracts, inguinal hernias, eye problems and ear infections. The eyes and ears should be cleaned to avoid some of these problems. Like many other short-faced breeds, the English Toy Spaniel may wheeze and snore. He/she may have trouble breathing in hot weather or with over-exertion, because of its short muzzle.


 
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