Acquired: Pet store
Posted July 24, 2015
This breed is too good to be true. Our pup Bandit is adorable, cuddly, active, and great around people and kids. I do need to put out a warning to all King Charles Cavalier would-be owners - these dogs have a plethora of health problems and risks that can cost you a lot of money. We got Bandit from a pet store, which was the start of our mistakes. He was clearly taken from his mum too early, and had not developed a very good immune system. It's caused us problems ever since, however I will say that could happen with absolutely any breed. He has also had problems with his legs, leading to two costly surgeries. This is breed related, and you have to be aware of the possible costs going in. BUT the positives outweighed the negatives for us. Bandit is perpetually happy. He's both a lap dog and an energetic fuzz-ball. He loves sleeping, he loves running, and he LOVES food. Overall, if you are considering this breed, do your research and find a good breeder. I would usually say rescue, but there are some nasty diseases this breed can inherit as a result of bad breeding (luckily we did not have to go through those with Bandit). You can't make a rash decision with these guys, but the extra effort is worth it.