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.

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