Questions about how long cavalier spaniels live and how things are with their health worry many breeders. Often they feel uncomfortable, because their experience with pets is significantly different from what they write in various articles on the Internet. For example, in the column on the average life expectancy of King Charles Spaniels, the figure 9 appears, although, as a rule, spaniels live more than 9 years. So, this article will highlight the main points of concern to the owners of King Charles Spaniels.
According to modern scientific research, the dog’s lifespan is inversely proportional to its mass. For example, large breeds of dogs live relatively little, and compact dogs delight owners for more than 15 years. Cavaliers belong to the category of dogs whose weight exceeds 5.5 kg, so on average they live 11.17 years. And the Continue reading
Isn’t that an amazing title for an article? After all, many are sure that aggressiveness and spaniel are incompatible concepts? Have you ever seen a dog of this breed fiercely barking and rushing at people? Unlikely. Spaniels always look balanced, have a friendly character.
But still. Spaniel is, first of all, a dog. Although rare, spaniels that can be aggressive can also be found. And in this case, having met such a dog, behave calmly, not allowing chaotic movements. It’s better to get around it and not touch it, but you can try to completely ignore it.
So, it doesn’t matter if you have a spaniel, or a pincher, or a shepherd, but the essence of the problem is always the same – how to correct the aggressive behavior of the dog? Continue reading
It is unfortunate, but our pets of the English Cocker Spaniel breed may show hereditary ailments. They need to be able to recognize and fight take off.
Hereditary nephritis is a disease that is quite rare. It affects the kidneys of puppies and young spaniels, and at the age of 1.5 to 2 years, it leads to death. Hereditary nephritis has a negative effect on the kidneys of the cocker spaniel, which become shriveled. It is a pity, but this disease is not subject to treatment.
Determine whether the dog is predisposed to hereditary nephritis and whether there is a likelihood of this disease manifesting by taking a urine test from a spaniel aged 9 months to 2 years. Unfortunately, this analysis cannot determine whether the spaniel is a carrier of the gene and whether it can transmit the gene to its future offspring. In order to determine this, the veterinarian must send a urine test to the Society for the Protection of Animal Health.
A geneticist who specializes in dogs suffering from this disease has concluded that hereditary nephritis is Continue reading