Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

King Charles Spaniel

King Charles Spaniel
King Charles Spaniel
These little dogs are sometimes known as the Royal Spaniels due to being great favourites of the Stuart kings. Accompanied by a rippling sea of dogs wherever he went, the King's deathbed was cluttered with them, much to the consternation of the attending Archbishops. Signs "Beware of the Dogs" that appeared in the Royal chambers meant "don't tread on them".The King Charles was most probably bred from dogs brought to England from Japan, and crossed with local breeds and then with a Pyrame Spaniel brought from France. The King Charles Spaniel, which ranks among the rarer breeds in Australia, should not be confused with its larger cousin, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

King Charles Spaniels live from between 9 to 15 years of age.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

Outgoing and sure of themselves, King Charles Spaniels are individuals with a strong personality that enjoy making their presence felt. The breed can be very affectionate and delights in having affection lavished on it. Highly intelligent, these dogs quickly learn about the running of the household.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

The King Charles Spaniel will share with others, as long as the others realise it is "King".

CARE REQUIREMENTS

The coat will need to be combed and brushed on a regular basis. It is soft and silky (sometimes waved) and dirt will drop out. Ears have to be attended to carefully and combed regularly. Feathering on legs and ears should always be free of knots. Toenails should be checked because long nails can mean sore feet. It may be necessary to bathe the eyes and to wipe away "tear stains".

Please take note:
The King Charles Spaniel has an undershot bottom jaw that gives the dog its distinctive chin. Its tail may be full or docked – some dogs are born with a kink in their tail and breeders sometimes prefer to dock at that point.

IDEAL OWNERS

Ideally Charlies are suited to an adult household. While good with all ages, this breed prefers adult company.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the King Charles Spaniel is the dog for you and you are prepared to keep this fellow engaged in a number and variety of activities each week, then contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Karen Paul leisureview NSW Contact
Christina Luff Bamberg ACT Contact
Pam Ross Cavildown VIC Contact
pat roelofs sunnyroe QLD Contact
jamilla d'antuoni cavworldkennels SA Contact
Caroline Rodrigues wilsight NSW Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)