Meet The Breed

  The Cavalier has never met a stranger. Having a Cavalier by your side, you will make lots of new friends with this happy-go-lucky puppy as your companion. Cavaliers are calm and go with the flow disposition. Their adaptability to new situations makes them great company for whatever you have planned. They just want to be with their humans.

  The Cavaliers are popular pedigree dog. Cavaliers typically weigh between 13-18 lbs and are between 12-13 inches in height. The typical lifespan of the Cavalier is between nine to fourteen years. We are selective with breeding, striving to ensure the best health of our litters and avoiding potential health problems. Both of our female have been health tested. 

  Their coats are long and straight and tend to be one of the following color patterns: 

Blenheim – White with chestnut or red markings 

Ruby – Entirely chestnut 

Tri – White with black and tan patches

Black & Tan – Black and tan or mahogany

Snake River Cavaliers

Since 2008

Health

There are several health issues that Cavaliers are prone to. These include certain eye conditions (including retinal problems and cataracts), patella luxation, hip dysplasia, middle ear infections, mitral valve heart disease, and a neurological condition called syringomyelia. Cavaliers can be screened for all these conditions, and most live comfortably into old age. Owners should discuss any potential health issues with their dog’s breeder. A responsible breeder will health-test all potential breeding stock.

Recommended Health Tests From the National Breed Club:
  • Patella Evaluation
  • Hip Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Grooming

Keeping a cavalier’s hair natural by giving them a very light trim is recommended. Trimming the bottom of their coats, ears, tail, and keep the hair that grows on their feet tidy to avoid discomfort is all they need.

It’s important to keep knots from forming along the ears, chest, back of the legs, tail, and the underbelly. We recommend brushing your cavalier daily to avoid knots. Brushing helps stimulate the natural oils in their skin, making their coat shine. Be careful when brushing out the ears. Their ears are a sensitive area.

Cavaliers do shed, brushing confines hair to the brush rather than around the house. The shedding is manageable if you keep up with it. 

If your cavalier does not go to shows, a monthly bath is all they need. A monthly bath freshens up and keep the coat healthy. The AKC recommends using a shampoo with a mild, low-residue formula. Be sure to rinse with water that feels cooler than you bathe in. Then use crème rinse conditioner. Use a canine dryer.  The benefit of using a canine dryer is a cooler temperature than a human hairdryer.

Nails

If your cavalier’s nails are clicking on the floor, it is time to trim the nails. Trimming the nails should be done monthly. We prefer to trim their nails right after their bath. The bath seems to soften the nails. If you are not comfortable trimming the nails yourself you will need to take them to a professional groomer to have them trimmed.

Melting Expression

Rich Colors

Nails

If your cavalier’s nails are clicking on the floor, it is time to trim the nails. Trimming the nails should be done monthly. We prefer to trim their nails right after their bath. The bath seems to soften the nails. If you are not comfortable trimming the nails yourself you will need to take them to a professional groomer to have them trimmed.

How Can I get a puppy?

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