Lance & Angus the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel ~ Project Dogalogue™

Lance & Angus the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels ~ Project Dogalogue™

Dog: Sir Lancelot (Lance) & Angus
Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Age: 3 years & 1 year
Human: Jacqueline Giggins
Their Motto in Life: The Happiest of Little Dogs.

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Describe Lance & Angus’ breed paw-sonality? What makes them so special?

They are a happy little dog.  They’re fearless and always ready to participate in whatever their owner may be doing. From taking a hike in the park to a movie on the couch, this breed is adaptable and willing, as long they are with their human!

Is this the first time you’ve had a Cavalier King Charles Spaniels or do you have a longer history with the breed?

I’ve had cavaliers for 3 years and been showing them for 2.

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What’s life like with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?

Expect to gain another shadow, or 2 in my case. Nothing is private, not even bathroom time is sacred anymore! They just want to be with you and be a part of your life. There is no love like a Cavaliers love.

What was different from your expectations of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, once you had Lance & Angus?

Lance: Being my first dog I didn’t really know what to expect. He was maybe a bit more shy than what I had expected but so was I then.
Angus: How brave he is! He will literally play with anyone that gives him attention. He is just fearless.

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Are Lance & Angus like most other Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, or do they have some unique traits?

Lance: I would say he is a bit different to the rest. He’s a very gentle soul that takes life a bit slower than what is expected of the breed.
Angus: He is the absolute perfect example of the temperament of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

What do you love most about being a pet parent to a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?

I get to watch them grow and achieve great heights in our chosen sport. I love taking them to events and see them bring joy to others and to myself.

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What’s not so paw-fect about Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?

Are you kidding?! They are paw-fect!
If I had to pick… for other peoples lifestyle the cavaliers, desperation for human contact may be difficult for them to maintain.

What’s your first memory of Lance & Angus?

Lance: Taking him home. He was about 7 months old. He wasn’t quite sure what was going on and it took him a day or so to settle. I remember feeling so sad for him but we soon bonded and are now inseparable.
Angus: He was 6 weeks old and just a little fluffy blob that literally fit in my handbag! He was so confident, funny and just so adorable, I had to make him mine! If only I knew then what I was about to come up against! Haha!

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What things should others be aware of before getting a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? Any advice, tips or suggestions for fellow parents?

They are needy and need your attention. Include them in your daily activities.
As they are a long-coated breed they need regular grooming to avoid heavy shedding.
Despite what you may have heard the cavalier is quite intelligent and will benefit from training.
Enjoy this breed!

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Are there any events, communities or groups that are especially wonderful for your dog’s breed?

Search for a cavalier playgroup in your area, there are plenty around! Breed clubs also hold fun days and dog shows.

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