Black and white Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Blenheim CavaliersCavaliers whose coats have a white background and chestnut markings are referred to as Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, a tribute to Blenheim Palace where the Duke of Marlborough raised this popular breed.
Black & Tan Cavaliers
Black and Tan Cavaliers have a black body with tan highlights, most notably tan eyebrows, cheeks, chest, legs and beneath the tail.
Ruby Cavaliers are intended to be entirely chestnut in color. Can Rubys have white in their coats? Many do. It's not really important for companion animals, though for showing, a Ruby that is truly 100% liver-colored is preferred.
Tricolor CavaliersTri color Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are a mixture of white, tan and black. The ears and area surrounding the eyes will be black, separated by a splash of white.
Tricolors have tan markings over the eyes, on the cheeks and beneath the tail. This color combination is the most unusual and often carries the highest price tag.
A word of caution...
A word of caution in choosing your first Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy. Don’t be fooled into thinking your Cavalier Spaniel puppy’s coat will stay exactly the same as he grows. Like many other breeds, Cavalier King Charles puppies grow into their colors.
If you pick out a Blenheim Cavalier puppy because you love the look of his all-white muzzle, it’s a sure bet that your little companion will grow in some chestnut “freckles” to surprise you!