The Cavalier, who was originally bred to keep royalty warm in drafty castles and carriages, is a toy spaniel.
Cavaliers are brilliant with children, but the age of the children is a major factor in choosing a puppy.
Because Cavaliers are such small dogs, many breeders won't sell to families with children under 5.
If you have small children, an unweaned dog will not be a good match.
If you have older kids, or if your home is quieter in general or if you live in a more rural area, then an adult-aged puppy might do better for your family.
Cavaliers require grooming at least once every day. Weekly brushing is also recommended to maintain their soft, silky coat.