Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cavaliers 101

It is possible that I've given the impression in these pages that my dog Bisou is the cutest Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in existence. In the interest of full disclosure, however, here are some pictures of the four Cavalier color varieties (photos by Alix Leopold, Bisou's breeder).

Here is Bisou--technically known as a "Ruby"--with her sister Luna, a Black-and-Tan, at six weeks old. Is your oxytocin flowing yet?

This soulful face belongs to a Tri-Color--see the white, tan and black spots?

And this particular dog, whom I call The Breck Shampoo Girl, is a Blenheim (Blenn'em). Which do you like best?


  1. Black and tan is yummy, but the tricolor is my fave. They look like bernese mountain hounds with perms. I love them.

  2. Ruby Bisou, hands down. As a child, I wanted hair that color. Wasn't so far fetched because red hair ran in my mother's family. I, to my woe, ended up with my dad's hair, black as night.

  3. Bridgett, yes, Bernese Mountain dogs without the drool.

    Diane, Bisou thanks you. And hair that is black as night isn't bad, either!

  4. I'll take one of each, please.

  5. I would think it would be one of those things, like you'd have to collect a set once you start...

  6. Bridgett, plus, Cavaliers love other dogs, and they love to pile up together and keep warm, even in hot weather.