The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the world’s most popular dogs.
Often described as one of the quintessential lapdogs given their descendants used to provide comfort and companionship to the royals.
The toy breed have built a reputation for being friendly and outgoing dogs that love to be around other pooches and families.
Mixed with Asian breeds in the 18th and 19th century, the appearance of these dogs started to alter heading into the 20th century.
An American man named Roswell Eldridge offered breeders a reward for returning to the old style of English Spaniel.
This led to a distinction being made between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the King Charles Spaniel (English Toy Spaniel).
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is often crossed with other breeds to create beautiful pups (sometimes called “designer dogs”).
In this article, helloBARK! will take a look at 20 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel cross breeds.
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The Cav-A-Mo is a cross between Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and American Eskimo. These dogs tend to be miniature or toy in size. They’re friendly nature makes them great pets. The Cav-A-Mo will become calmer and more mature with age, although they’ll always remain quite a curious dog.
It probably isn’t too difficult to work out what breeds were crossed to create the Cav-A-Jack. The Jack Russell Terrier combined with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. This small dog is a great family pet: they do well with small children, requires a moderate amount of exercise and they’re generally well behaved. They do have a mischievous side, but plenty of stimulation can help.
What do you get if you cross a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and an Australian Shepherd? The answer is Aussalier. Given the variety of coat colours and patterns in the breeds alone, it’s no surprise that the Aussaliers can have a lot of different colours. They’re usually energetic and joyful dogs.
The Cavalier hails from England, while the Maltese’s origins are in the Mediterranean area. A hybrid between these dogs creates a Cav-A-Malt. These dogs are pretty low maintenance and don’t require a lot of exercise. They make a great companion for people with limited time or ability to take their Cav-A-Malt on long walks.
One of the more common cross breeds is a Cavachon. A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise are mixed to create this little hybrid. Given the nature of both breeds is friendly and loving, the Cavachon make great family pets. They come in a variety of different colours: white, apricot and white, white with black or black and tan markings, or tricolored.
The original King Charles Spaniel was mixed with Asian breeds such as the Japanese Chin and the Pug in the 18th and 19th century. However, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel moved away from the Asian influence to replicate the original style of Spaniel under King Charles I and II. But the Cavalier is mixed with a Japanese Chin in the 21st century to create the Cava-Chin.
Two of the best-loved toy breeds in the world are undoubtedly the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Chihuahua. When you cross these two breeds, you get the Chilier. They’ve got a reputation for being good family dogs thanks to their affectionate but playful personality. They make good watch dogs, too.
What hybrid do you get if you mix a Cavalier with a Papillon? A Cava-Lon. The Papillon is also know as a Continental Toy Spaniel. These dogs tend to have trademark butterfly ears that help them stand out. Given both breeds have long, soft coats, the Cava-Lon have luscious fur. Their colours include black, brown, white, silver, red or black and tan.
The Cockalier is another beautiful and popular Cavalier King Charles Spaniel hybrid. The CKCS is crossed with the English Cocker Spaniel to create the Cockalier. They’re friendly and smart dog, which makes them ideal contenders to sprinkle your family home with some joy.
With nearly 20,000 entries on Instagram, the Cava-Tzu is one of the more common Cavalier King Charles Spaniel crosses. Usually, the Cava-Tzu will have the traditional colours of a Cavalier. They’ve got a reputation for being good with small children given their playful nature.
10) Golden Cavalier
If you haven’t heard of a Golden Cavalier, you can probably guess which two breeds were crossed to create these magnificent dogs. The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dogs in the world. When they’re crossed with CKCS, you get the Golden Cavalier. With a beautiful golden colour, flowing coat and bright demeanour, there’s no wonder this is a popular hybrid.
Cavapom is the cross between Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Pomeranian. These dogs can reflect the personality of either breed. The Cavalier is a gentle and relaxed dog, while the Pomeranian is more of a watchdog. The Cavapom can be a flight risk, so it’s recommended you keep them on the leash or only allow them to roam in fenced areas.
You guessed it, a Pekalier is a mix between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Pekingese. These beautiful dogs can reflect the Asian breed’s face structure. The Pekalier is a very small dog and doesn’t require a lot of exercise. Given their fragile physique, they may be better suited to families with older children who will treat them with care and respect.
Perhaps the most common of all the Cavalier hybrids, there are over one million photos of Cavapoos on Instagram. They’re the result of breeding between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle. The cross built particular momentum in the 1990s and they’re know a popular mix worldwide.
There’s no prizes for guessing the two breeds used to create the Pugalier. The Pug played a role in the development of the King Charles Spaniel, who are close relatives of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Nowadays, a cross between a pug and CKCS is called a Pugalier.
5) Cava Inu
Another Japanese breed that can be mixed with the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is the Shiba Inu. A cross between these two dogs creates the Cava Inu. Given the Shiba isn’t an ideal dog for first time owners, that advice should be given consideration for the Cava Inu, too. They can be a flight risk off the leash.
The Cavador is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Labrador Retriever. Mixing two of these universally loved dogs creates a special hybrid dog. Given the traditional colours of both breeds, a Cavador can have a lot of different colours including yellow, golden, black or red and cream.
Cavottish is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Scottish Terrier. The hybrid creates a relaxed and playful dog that does well within a family setting.
What do you get when you mixed two breeds with a close association with the royal family? A Cava-Corgi is a cross between Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Corgi. Unlike the Cava Inu, the Cava-Corgi tend to make good dogs for people without experience of owning a pooch before.
1) King Schnauzer
The King Schnauzer sounds like a regal breed. They’re a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Miniature Schnauzer. These dogs thrive in a family home and love to get attention from their human companions.