Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are average shedders. They require weekly brushing. The ears are prone to matting and should be brushed often. The fur between the pads on the feet needs regular trimming.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a toy breed used primarily as a companion dog. An average Cavalier King Charles Spaniel stands 12 to 13 inches at the shoulder and weighs 13 to 18 pounds. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are affectionate, eager to please and highly social. They do well in agility and obedience competitions and make good therapy dogs. They have also been used for hunting small game.