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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

A King Charles Cavalier can cost up to $8,000 in Australia. Here's the full run-down of prices and how to protect them if they get ill or injured.

How much do King Charles Cavaliers cost?

We found King Charles Cavalier prices range from $3,500 to $7,950 in Australia.

You might be able to find one for less, particularly if you get a rescue. When looking for a King Charles Cavalier, make sure that you're purchasing from a registered breeder.

To get these costs, we looked at over 15 prices from breeders across Australia on popular sites such as Gumtree, Cottage Canines, Trading Post and Pups4Sale.

How much does pet insurance cost for a King Charles Cavalier?

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Budget Direct

$53.20$53.20$54.35$58.35$62.36Get quote
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Medibank

$158.39$170.39$182.04$198.41$219.54Get quote
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PD

$87.10$88.15$90.73$92.33$100.10Get quote
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Knose

$148.75$163.36$175.93$193.42$209.07Get quote
Coles pet insurance

Coles

$76.10$81.33$86.76$96.31$112.57Get quote
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Vets Choice

$83.54$74.94$78.97$87.64$100.94Get quote
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Pet Insurance Australia

$109.61$116.56$121.33$129.47$195.71Get quote
Kogan Pet Insurance

Kogan

$102.98$109.60$162.46$173.69$190.63More info

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Dr Sam Kovac answers FAQs about the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Dr Sam Kovac

What health issues are common with a Cavalier King Charles?
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Syringomyelia
  • Skin allergies
  • Gastrointestinal issues

"The most frightening condition Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (CKCS) can suffer from is mitral valve disease. It is a genetic disorder that CKCS can develop through their life. It leads to a faulty valve in the heart that regulates the direction of the dog's blood flow. Once diagnosed, the lifespan of the dog is typically 2 years. CKCS can also be prone to skin allergies and gastrointestinal issues, as well as a neurological disorder called syringomyelia. Syringomyelia is a genetic disorder in those with particularly rounded and small skulls so the brain doesn't fit in normally. This can lead to 'phantom itching', seizures and immense neck pain. Medications can slow the disease, but there is no cure. A lucky few can live normal, full lives with the right medication plan."

"All of these health issues are manageable if you find a veterinarian with the experience and familiar knowledge of unique CKCS conditions."

Are King Charles Cavaliers good dogs?
"All dogs have the ability to be good dogs. However, CKCS are excellent for first-time dog owners as they are happy-go-lucky, rarely get into fights and eager to please. They are one of the most affectionate breeds you can own."
Do Cavalier King Charles spaniels bark a lot?
"Spaniels and other water loving dogs are not known to be big barkers. However, like all dogs, CKCS want to alert their owners to any human or animal intruder and will do warning barks – you'll never miss the AusPost delivery again!"
How much walking does a Cavalier King Charles need?
"CKCS require about 20 minutes of exercise once or twice a day. Those with health conditions such as heart disease require less exercise. Many CKCS are content spending their days at home on the couch with a walk every couple of days. As they are spaniels, CKCS love the water and will want to join you in any aquatic pursuit such as swimming, wading or kayaking."
What kind of exercise does the King Charles Cavalier need?
"Access to off-leash parks and retrieving activities is what a CKCS needs to exercise. Anything water-related is also much appreciated by CKCS – think frisbee throwing into the water and any stick-type retrieving toys that will keep a CKCS happy and stimulated."
How much do King Charles Cavalier eat?
"CKCS tend to have big appetites and are prone to overeating if you don't portion-control their food. Many will happily have seconds or even thirds for dinner, so it is important to make sure you don't give in to their puppy eyes. Dental care is especially important for CKCS as they belong to the 'brachycephalic' or 'squished face' club where all their teeth and squished into a small area. Dry food or bones can help keep their teeth healthy."
Is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel easy to train?
"CKCS are intelligent dogs and relatively easy to train. Take advantage of their food motivation and use tasty treats such as dried liver as a good way to reward a CKCS for doing tricks or obedience training."
How often should a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel go to the vet?
"An annual check-up with a vet familiar with the quirks of the CKCS is sufficient. However, those with health issues may benefit from 6 monthly checks and reviews to ensure longevity. If a CKCS has any symptoms of illness such as coughing, sneezing, vomiting or diarrhoea, a vet visit regardless of the time of year is warranted."

Dr Sam Kovac, a Sydney-based general practice vet, believes in extending the lifespan of animals through ground-breaking treatments. He founded Southern Cross Vet, with clinics in St Peters, Bellevue Hill and Surry Hills.

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Medibank Pet Max Cover with Extra Care
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$30,000
$30,000
90%
90%
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PIA Major Medical Cover
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$3,000
$30,145
80%
80%
Covers specified accidents and illnesses, with Routine Care Cover included. Get 2 months free when you sign up using the code PIA202. T&Cs apply.
Budget Direct Pet Insurance
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$1,500
$12,000
80%
80%
Apply online and get 15% off your first year's premium. T&Cs apply.
Coles Premium Cover
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$2,500
$15,000
80% or 100%
80% or 100%
Earn 10x Flybuys points per $1 spent on pet food at Coles Supermarkets. T&Cs apply.
PD Deluxe Plan
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$15,000
$20,000
100%
100%
Apply online and get your first 1 month free. T&Cs apply.
Fetch Pet Insurance
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$30,000
$30,000
80% or 90% or 100%
80% or 90% or 100%
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Pet Circle Dog Cover
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$10K or $17.5K or $30K
$0
70% or 80% or 90%
70% or 80% or 90%
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Vets Choice Elite Cover
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$2,500
$15,000
80% or 100%
80% or 100%
Get a 5% discount when you insure more than one pet.
Guardian Platinum Accident & Illness Cover
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$1,200
$12,000
80%
80%
Lifetime cover for cats and dogs, up to 80% covered.
Petsy Custom Cover
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$5000 or $10,000 or $25,000
$0
80% or 90%
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Real Premium Accident & Illness Cover
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$1,200
$12,000
80%
80%
Claim up to a maximum of $12k per year, with no excess to pay.
RSPCA Ultimate Plus Accident and Illness Cover
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$20,000
$20,000
80%
80%
Comprehensive cover for your pet, including the option of routine care. Get 1 month free for the first year of new policies. T&C's apply.
Australian Seniors Top Accident & Illness Cover
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$1,200
$12,000
80%
80%
Benefits include overseas cover when in NZ or Norfolk Island for your pet, plus an optional routine care add-on.
Knose Pet Insurance
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$25,000
$25,000
90%
90%
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