Best collar for a cavalier king charles spaniel

The Best Dog Collar for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are a much loved dog breed, not just in Australia, but across the globe, due to their super (we mean SUPER) friendly demeanour, elegant appearance, and playful nature. Their sweet nature comes from their breeding, which originates back to 1945, a dog bred to ‘warm the laps of royals’.

As a responsible pet owner, one of the essential items you'll need for your Cavalier is a collar. Collars serve not only as a fashion accessory but also as a means of identification and, of course, control during walks. However, with so many options available, choosing the best collar for your Cavalier can be a daunting task. In this guide, we'll explore the factors to consider and recommend some top choices to ensure you find the perfect collar for your furry companion.

Should a Cavalier Wear a Collar?

The answer is yes!

Whilst there are many dog breeds who have delicate necks (like Yorkshire Terriers), or breathing problems (such as Bulldogs), the Cavalier Club UK, says that the regal Cavalier King Charles breed have strong necks and so are quite suited to wearing collars. 

adorbale cavalier puppy sleepingAn adorable Blenheim Cavalier puppy sleeping soundly. Recommended ST ARGO collar size: Extra-Small.

Sizing your Cavalier for a Collar

With this being said, it’s still crucial to select a well-fitted collar so that your fluffy lap warmer is comfortable. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have delicate necks, so it's crucial to select a collar that fits comfortably without causing any discomfort. 

Want to know how to measure your dog for a correctly-fitted collar?

Here’s how:

1️⃣ Get your tape measure out - if you don’t have one (or can’t find yours), a string will do!

2️⃣ Place it around your dog’s neck, at the thickest part.

3️⃣ Place 2 fingers between the neck and tape (or string). This ensures a fit that isn’t too tight, or loose.

4️⃣ Take this measurement and compare to the size guide of the brand of collar you’re buying from. If you’ve used a string, mark the spot and lay it flat against a ruler to find the dimension.

cheeky blenheim cavalier king charles spaniel dogA cheeky full-grown Cavalier. As they age Cavalier's retain their puppy features. 

What's the Best Collar Material? 

Opt for collars made from soft materials like nylon, leather, or padded fabric to prevent chafing or irritation.You certainly want to avoid metal, as it can rust, and rope may cause irritation and chafe. 

The ST ARGO collar range is made from our buttery-soft vegan leather. It has a leather look and feel, though no animals were harmed in the making of it.

It’s completely scent-less and hypo-allergenic. Great for pooches of all shapes and sizes!

Style and Design

While functionality is essential, there's no harm in choosing a collar that reflects your Cavalier's personality and style. From vibrant patterns to classic designs, there's a wide range of options to suit every taste. Just ensure that the chosen collar doesn't compromise on quality or comfort for the sake of aesthetics.

If you’re after a super-chic collar that matches your dog’s regal aesthetic, check out our range of luxe vegan leather dog collars. Our simple designs don’t compromise on comfort or aesthetic. 

Every piece of our collar has been thoughtfully designed, from the custom d-slot and buckle, to ST ARGO embossing and stitching to match the core colour.

A Training Consideration

Ensure you’ve chosen a dog collar that is adjustable! This allows for a customised fit as your pet grows or if you need to accommodate different training methods.

a beautiful cavalier king charles spaniel in a bike basketBred originally to 'warm royal laps', the Cavalier is a true companion breed and will really enjoy coming along with their owner, everywhere.

Choosing the right collar for your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is essential for their comfort, safety, and style. By considering factors such as size, durability, safety features, style, and training considerations, you can select a collar that meets both your and your pet's needs. Always ensure you prioritise quality and comfort to ensure a happy and healthy relationship with your furry lap warmer.

Ready to shop for your fluffy bestie? Check out our range of luxe buttery-soft vegan leather collars here.

Frequently Asked Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Questions

How often should I groom my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?

Cavaliers have a silky soft coat that requires regular grooming. Aim to brush their coat several times a week to prevent matting and tangling. Grooming your Cav on a regular basis helps to distribute natural oils, keeping their coat healthy.

What type of exercise is best for a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?

Cavaliers are playful but do not require excessive exercise. Daily walks, playtime in the yard, and interactive games indoors are usually sufficient to keep them happy and healthy. It is more common to see a Cav just want to sleep and cuddle most the day.

What dietary needs do Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have?

Cavaliers require a balanced diet rich in high-quality protein, fats, and carbohydrates. It's important to monitor their weight, as they can be prone to obesity, due to their relaxed demeanour. Consult your vet for specific dietary recommendations for your doggo.

How do I ensure my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is comfortable in different weather conditions?

In colder weather, try and make sure your Cavalier has a warm bed, dog blanket and sweater for outdoor walkies. In hot weather, provide plenty of water and ensure they have access to shade.

What are some common health issues in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels?

Cavaliers can be prone to certain health issues, including heart disease (mitral valve disease), hip dysplasia, and ear infections. Regular vet check-ups are essential for all Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

How can I prevent my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from developing separation anxiety?

Gradual desensitisation whenever you leave your apartment/house, providing interactive toys and treats when you leave, and not making a big fuss when you return can help reduce their anxiety.

What training methods work best for a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?

Positive reinforcement techniques, including treats (using our treat pouch), and praise and play work best for Cavaliers. They respond well to gentle, consistent training and thoroughly enjoy learning new commands and tricks.

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