Grooming the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (Just a trim)

Big Admin September 26, 2017 36

In this video I show you how to hand sissor your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel should you choose to do so. I use both sissors and thinning shears in this video.



  1. LovesickMelodyy September 30, 2012 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Wow, no way in hell would my Cavvie stay that still. What a well behaved dog!

  2. Barb S January 13, 2013 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for posting this video. People who get their panties all in a knot about trimming a Cavalier are idiots. Unless you're showing him, there's no reason not to. They are AWESOME family dogs – a trim can make them an even better fit. Without a trim, ours couldn't play with us in the snow (in 5 min he wouldn't be able to walk due to the huge snow balls that collect in his feathers), every walk would turn into a mud bath (live in Seattle), and summers would be spent pulling burs.

  3. Barb S January 13, 2013 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Again thank you! I just bought clippers, but now think I'll return them to pick up some good scissors and thinning shears. While I normally pay to have him trimmed, I want to do it at home now since he recently had a neck problem (recovered now) and I want to ensure that no stress is put on his neck with the normal commercial grooming process of leashing them to the table.

  4. Diane Craig February 20, 2013 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    I've got 2 cavaliers and I usually just groom them myself, so thank you for showing me some great tips in this video. I like to keep there coats in good condition and i think a trim every now and again is not only easier to manage but the dogs seem to feel better too.

  5. Doug H April 30, 2013 at 5:52 am - Reply

    how come you dont trim the ears?

  6. cuppalentilsoop June 5, 2013 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    If you want to talk about annihilating a breed, take a look at your snarky comment about the long nose. You surely know what that brachycephalic face that show people insist upon has done to the health of these dogs. Severe breathing disorders, difficulties that annihilate athleticism and the ability to tolerate heat, tracheal collapse and of course Sryingomylia are the price they have to pay for your stupid obsession. And you have the nerve to use the word "annihilate" to describe a TRIM.

  7. spanielmom93 June 6, 2013 at 3:13 am - Reply

    Nice point. 😉 and Thanks!

  8. Yumyumyum June 6, 2013 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    Most Cavaliers are, they just LOVE being pampered and groomed 🙂

  9. Vasya Tininik June 24, 2013 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Hi! I'm Michael.I did -15 lbs last one month.Visit

  10. Pauline Walden July 23, 2013 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Why ever would you want to spoil the natural beauty of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel? Too much trouble to brush regularly? Get a different – short haired – breed.

  11. art07v July 25, 2013 at 3:56 am - Reply

    This video was very helpful, I groomed by Blenheim cavi and he looks awesome, thank you for the info.

  12. Das Clementinchen September 16, 2013 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    poor dog

  13. DIVERTI MENTO February 2, 2014 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Oh my god. What did you do with this dog?!?!?!? Cavaliers did not provide as follows 🙁

  14. strawberry 0802 February 20, 2014 at 12:41 am - Reply

    It is studied very much

  15. Megan Rae June 5, 2014 at 8:40 am - Reply

    I love the trim on this gorgeous puppy! I'll be adopting one when I move to Paris and will definitely be using this video as a guide to trim my Cavalier during hot Paris summers! Ignore what negative people say.. Their small minded 17th century mentality has obviously gotten the best of them. Lets learn from these Cavaliers and have a better temperament, shall we? 🙂 

  16. Megan Rae June 5, 2014 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Ps. Only selfish minded people would care about a lavish appearance of a dog. Like a Cavalier cares about having long gorgeous hair vs. comfortability. Cmon.. Its a dog, they don't give a shit about their appearance. Only care about satisfying its human companion, which sometimes happens to be a dumbass snob who thinks he or she is royalty to own a Cavalier. Get over yourselves people. Keep the grooming to yourself, you probably need it.. 

  17. Sarah Green August 26, 2014 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Great info!  Thanks so much!  Do you have a recommendation on a particular brand of clippers?  Also, do the clippers ever get too hot to use?

  18. Caitie W December 1, 2014 at 1:08 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this! Very good at explaining the whole process and now I feel confident that I can trim my little one myself. We are moving to Hawaii in two months so with the heat and everything it will be much easier to maintain this cut for our Cavie. P.S. ignore the snobs, I found this video extremely helpful ;D

  19. Dave January 24, 2015 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    Great video and helped me a lot.I am just trimming a little bit to keep my dog comfortable as in Australia its 36 degrees C ,so don't all of you fanatics get your underpants in a knot 😱

  20. Noicers gaming February 14, 2015 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Can you show a video how to a dog's nail

  21. Brittnee Brice August 13, 2015 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    why do they always act like we are killing them when it comes to baths and trimming…

  22. michelmoutinhofr1 September 11, 2015 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    very helpful!!! 🙂 And that cav is just darling!

  23. Connie Long October 5, 2015 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    are they barky? we're in a flat

  24. glenn b February 17, 2016 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Thank you, thank you…… are both a very talented groomer and articulate. I can safely assume you are also a  kind person………sooooo ignore the very few asinine people here (plus they will not even know what asinine is anyway lol)……….Great Job!

  25. Kris S April 9, 2016 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    How often do you go in between cuts/trims? We are getting a Cavalier and I was curious how often I would either have to take him to someone to groom or if I want to do it myself.

  26. MissLinore June 26, 2016 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Thanks Spanielmom, I love your videos!! Why pay someone to groom our dogs when we can do it ourselves in 20 minutes? 🙂

  27. Connie Jelinek June 28, 2016 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Do you buy your thinning shears at a beauty supply shop or are they different for dogs?

  28. debora pedata September 14, 2016 at 11:41 am - Reply

    davvero un' incapace!!!!!!! sta facendo errori su errori!!!!! sta tagliando il meglio di un cavalier king!!! assurdo

  29. Yonatan Aharon October 2, 2016 at 3:29 am - Reply

    If you are a real dog hairdresser who knows the race you will say that its not aloud to cut a cavalier fur!Only brushing and grooming, including the feets.Please remove this video because what you do is wrong!!!

  30. Chiara Deni November 14, 2016 at 10:24 am - Reply

    No no no!!! This video is all wrong!

  31. Brian M November 26, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply

    NEVER DO THIS TO A CAVALIER , this dog's coat is ruined for life.

  32. Nick Searle February 13, 2017 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    Is that 100% Cav, has a very long mussel for a Cavy..

  33. Ann Lourie February 16, 2017 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Are those shears that you are working with curved thinning shears? I can't find any like them.

  34. Claire Comeaux April 5, 2017 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    I thank you very very much for posting this video. You demonstrated every single area I needed a lesson in. I have 4 Cavaliers & 1 Spaniel mix that get groomed all the same. I love our groomer, but she is 45 minutes away and it cost so much with my crew. I wanted to start grooming them myself. Btw, I giggled when you mentioned Cavaliers having skinny legs and stating that some people may not understand what you meant. It's funny because they do have super skinny legs. If you were to trim them down to the skin, it would look like they were wearing flippers! LOL

  35. Claire Comeaux April 5, 2017 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    BTW, please do not let obsessive Cavi owners discourage your grooming. Everyone is different. If I were showing my dogs, obviously clipping them down like this is a big no no. However, all of my spaniels are for love purposes. They will never be shown or bred. My babies have been clipped shorter than this and their hair has grown back just fine. I chose to cut mine down short because we live in South Louisiana where it is always hot & humid, have coccaburs & oak tree seeds. The few times I let them grow out, I was miserable because of all the burs and seeds that got stuck in their coats and had to be cut out anyways.

  36. heatherjasper97 July 15, 2017 at 3:14 am - Reply

    Does grooming a dog automatically mean bringing out the clippers/trimmers/etc.? I'm trying to find videos on just the brushing/combing/daily upkeep parts, but these types of videos are the most prominent.

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