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November 11, 1997

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Amanda, the Pet of the Day
Name: Amanda
Age: Three years old
Gender: Female
Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Home: San Francisco, California, USA
   This picture was taken when she was two years old. Doesn't she look great as a French painter? Amanda is the most loving animal I've ever had! She is well mannered, loves people, loves to go to the beach, and gives affection to all she comes across (even the homeless!). I'm blessed to have such a warm and adoring pet.

    What makes Amanda special, and this breed in particular, is their loving nature and the expressive eyes and ears. They are completely capable of turning the toughest heart into putty with a glance or two. Cavaliers are loyal and wonderful with children.

    Amanda loves to be in the company of people and feels completely at home in someones lap.

    Amanda stands about 13" high and weights 18lbs. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are the royal dogs of England. They were common in the 17th century paintings and tapestries have been found that date back to the 15th century. Cavaliers are the largest of the toy breed and are often referred to as Toy Spaniels. The breed fell out of favor with the Kings in the 18th century and could no longer be found. In the early 1920's an American woman offered a cash prize for anyone who could produce a dog with the characteristics of the ones seen in the portraits of the 17th century (all that could now be found were pug faced dogs with domed shaped heads and low-set ears). A dog was eventually produced that matched the paintings - longer snout, flat head, and high-set ears. The term Cavalier was added to distinguish the breeds.

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