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8 Problems Only a Cavalier Owner Would Understand

Written by: Arlene Divina
Arlene Divina, one of the content writers at IHD, loves going on adventures with her adorable fur baby. She now creates informative content for pet parents. Read more
| Published on June 6, 2023

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, with their expressive eyes and silky ears, can effortlessly steal hearts. However, life with this regal breed is peppered with delightful ‘problems’ only a true Cavalier owner could fully appreciate.

1. The Perpetual Shadow

Cavaliers are lovingly known as “love sponges,” and they will stick to you like glue. Going to the bathroom? Expect company. Cooking? You’ve got a sous chef. Sleeping? There’s a warm body snuggling up to you. Privacy? That’s a thing of the past.

2. The Lap Takeover

In the mind of a Cavalier, your lap is their personal throne. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to work, read, or eat – your lap is prime real estate for these cuddle enthusiasts.

3. The Hair Everywhere

Cavaliers have beautiful, long, silky hair. The downside? You will find it EVERYWHERE. Your clothes, furniture, and even your food may occasionally be garnished with a sprinkle of Cavalier fur.

4. The Squirrel Chaser

Cavaliers were initially bred for hunting, and that instinct can still be seen today when they spot a squirrel or bird. You’ll need to be quick on your feet and prepared for a sudden dash during walks in the park.

5. The Royal Attitude

With ‘King’ in their breed name, these dogs know their worth and they’re not afraid to show it. They’ve mastered the art of the ‘royal snub’ when they don’t get their way. An upset Cavalier can be more dramatic than any soap opera.

6. The Endless Appetite

Cavaliers love food. More than that, they love YOUR food. With their adorable begging faces, it’s tough to resist giving in to their culinary desires. Dieting? Your Cavalier doesn’t understand the concept.

7. The Early Morning Alarm

Who needs an alarm clock when you have a Cavalier? They’re experts at waking you up with a wet nose or an excited tail wag. You’re not getting up at 7 AM? Your Cavalier begs to differ.

8. The Irresistible Charm

The biggest ‘problem’ of all is their irresistible charm. With their expressive eyes and constant affection, you’ll find yourself spoiling them rotten. Saying ‘no’ to a Cavalier? Now, that’s a problem.

Living with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a life full of laughter, love, and constant companionship. They might be a handful at times, but their unwavering love and joyful disposition make every ‘problem’ an endearing trait. The ultimate problem? You’ll never be able to resist those puppy dog eyes, but who could blame you?

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