Cavalier King Charles: How Much?
The Cavalier King Charles is a pint-sized spaniel built like a hunting dog. As the story goes, these dogs were bred specifically to match to dogs in Sir Anthony van Dyck's portrait of King Charles II of England. Pet of a monarch and friend of English nobles, how much should a commoner expect to pay for a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?
In this Jan. 31, 2004 file photo, Happy, a 2-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed champion, has her photo taken at the 94th annual Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. There was a time when the Cow Palace, a cavernous exposition hall built near San Francisco's old beef slaughterhouses, was a revolving door for the country's most famous personalities. Within a span of months in 1964, the Cow Palace staged Wilt Chamberlain, the Beatles and Barry Goldwater at signature moments in their careers. But the picture is much different 46 years later. The arena aged and fell into a state of financial disarray and physical disuse. As budget woes paralyzed California lawmakers every summer, the landmark has faced threats that it would be shuttered and sold. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)