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A relative of the Chin and the Brittany, these dogs were bred to be foot and lap warmers for ladies in the Tudor era. Oddly, they also served as flea magnets. Yes, that was one of their purposes! King Charles loved these dogs so much that he often ignored political issues to play with them.  One of the most popular dogs in England, they have since gained more renown in America.

Known for giving hugs to people’s thighs to get affection, these dogs will want to lay on top of your head, if possible. Thanks to the Brittany aspects they still have in them, these are bird dogs their whole lives. An odd quirk, at about 2 years old, they stop wanting to meet new dogs, unless they are Cavaliers. Dogs that are already known are welcome, but others simply do not hold their interest.