The cavalier King Charles spaniel is a small spaniel breed. At an average size of just 13 to 18 pounds and 12 to 13 inches in height, the diminutive breed is classified in the "Toy Group" by the American Kennel Club.
The silky coat of the dog may be either chestnut and white, black white and tan, ruby or black and tan. The cavalier King Charles spaniel is an energetic breed that adapts to country or city living. Friendly and easy to train, the dog is popular as a therapy dog and a favorite among families with children looking for a trustworthy companion.