Black and Tan Cavalier King Charles

Black & Tan Breed colour

The Cavalier King Charles spaniel was the darling of English royalty and nobility during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.  A gentle, loving dog with a sweet nature, melting dark eyes and an expression you simply cannot ignore.

Different colours

Cavaliers come in four distinctive colours that include:

  1. Black and Tan – a full black coat with tan markings above the eyes, cheeks, head, neck and top of the chest, legs and underside of the tail
  1. Blenheim – white background with chestnut markings
  1. Ruby – full rich red colour with no white markings
  1. Tri-colour – a mix of black, white and tan, the dogs have tan markings over the head, insides of the legs and underside of the tail.

The Cavalier King Charles spaniel stands approximately 12 or 13 inches tall, the perfect show height. The perfect weight at maturity should be anywhere from 13 to 18 pounds though slight variations are acceptable.  These incredibly loving dogs are perfectly sweet for people of all ages, from infants to seniors.  They make great therapy dogs with their happy, playful nature, great curiosity and active spirit.  There couldn’t be a better lapdog than the Cavalier and there couldn’t be a better shadow.  Your Cavalier will follow you everywhere!

Black & Tan

When choosing a Black and Tan Cavalier, remember that the breed loves people and enjoys human companionship.  Please don’t take a dog if you plan to leave it alone at home for long periods of time.  The dog has an affectionate nature with a constant wag to its tail and will make a superb companion for walks, games or just company when watching television.  It responds well to gentle but firm training due to its natural intelligence.

Black and Tan Cavalier King Charles’ typically have a black coat with tan markings over the eyes, either sides of the face from the nose downward, on the neck leading down to a bit of the chest, the insides of the legs and the paw are as well.

Your Cavalier will in no way be shy of socialising because the breed loves people and other dogs.  Don’t be surprised to find your little guy quickly making friends with larger dog breeds.  They have a huge sense of self-worth that belies the small size!  The Cavalier adapts very quickly and well to a new home, family, children and other pets.  Train your dog from the puppy stage and you will end up with a wonderful companion dog that will be your faithful follower everywhere you go.

Next time we will look at the Ruby Cavalier King Charles dog breed.  Till then, bye from George ‘woof’.

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