*** Cavalier King Charles Spaniels ***

Blenheim

Pronounced "Blen-um"

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Rich chestnut markings well broken up on a pearly white ground. The ears must be red and the color evenly spaced on the head, with a wide white blaze between the ears.

 

*** Color Genetics ***

When you breed a Blenheim to a Blenheim you always receive Blenheim puppies. The genetic make-up of a Blenheim is ee:ss. Blenheim is the easiest color genectic make-up for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

When you breed Blenheim to Tri Color you can receive both Blenheim or Tri Color.

When a Blenheim is being bred to a Ruby which does not carry the white gene all the puppies will be ruby and some white mismarking is possible. When a Blenheim is being bred to a Ruby with the white gene then both Ruby and Blenheim colored puppies are possible and some white mismarking on the Ruby colored puppies is possible. Whan a Blenheim is being bred to a Black & Tan that does not carry the white gene then both whole colors are possible and some white mismarking is possible. If the Blenheim is being bred to a Black & Tan that does carry the white gene then all four colors are possible and some white mismarking is possible on the whole colors.

When you breed a Blenheim to a whole color (black/tan or ruby) the offspring will automatically carry the white gene giving the whole color offspring the ability to produce all 4 colors if bred to a Blenheim or tri color or if bred to another whole color that carries the white gene as well.

Sometimes when you breed a Blenheim to a rich dark ruby you can greatly improve the rich dark red coloring in the Blenheim offspring.

 

*** Characteristics ***

Obtaining the desired shape of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel head seems to be easier to obtain in the Blenheim colored Cavalier over the other colors. While you do find good head shape in the other colors...the consistency within the Blenheim seems to rank higher.

 

*** Photos ***

Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Our "Sadie" is a little character and her spaniel instincts are alive and keep her very active. She is always on the move or should I say prowl for a flying bug of some kind and I cannot tell you how many she manages to catch. She is extremely light footed as she flows across the yard following an unsuspecting bug with great detail. She can turn on a dime and stay right with them for extended periods of time and if they do not rise up higher than she can jump she will surely catch them.

She also talks to me during feeding time as she patiently waits for her bowl to be delivered.

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Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cruisin Princess TallyHo (7 weeks)
Resides in a companion pet home in Oklahoma

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Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cruisin Cinnabon Roll (7 weeks)
Resides in a companion pet home in Florida

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Cruisin Cinderella
Cruisin Cinderella (10 weeks)

"Ella" resides in Texas with her owner, Susan Skaggs.
Ella began showing at the CKCSC-NT Sweepstakes Event on September 17, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. Ella has also earned her Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification and Susan hopes to be able to to continue on so she can become a therapy dog.

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