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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
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  • The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is AKC's 140th breed.
  • The Cavalier became fully recognized by the AKC in January 1996.
  • The Cavalier was featured on the hit HBO series, "Sex and the City", as Charlotte York's dog.
  • The Cavalier was a favorite of King Charles I of Britain (the breed's namesake).
  • When the house of Stuart fell, it became a political liability to be associated with the dogs of King Charles (the Tudors favored the Pug), and the Cavalier breed became extremely rare.
  • Queen Victoria brought back the breed, but the Cavalier had changed radically from its original form; the original version of the breed had all but disappeared.
  • In 1928, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club was founded in England in attempts to support a revival of the "Old Type", and since then, the dog has grown to become one of the most popular breeds in Great Britain.




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