Congratulations to Westgate Pet Clinic for winning "Best Veterinarian in Edina" for 2018! A special thank-you to all of our dedicated clients that voted for us. Words cannot express how much we value and appreciate you and your "furry children". Also, thank you to Edina Magazine for including us in their 2018 "Best Of" issue.
History of the Breed
Chances are you've seen old, English tapestries and paintings that feature the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. This is because for centuries, the Cavalier has been a companion to artistrocratic families. Although they have been used successfully as a sporting dog, they were primarily a house pet for the wealthy.
Dogs that were bred to be companions typically have a very congenial nature, and the Cavalier is no exception. This highly affectionate breed makes a fabulous family dog. Cavaliers are active and sporting and love the companionship of a busy, loving household. They tend to consider strangers as friends, so usually do not make good guard dogs. If you have small children and are looking to add a dog into the mix, the Cavalier would be a wonderful choice.