Often advertised as being sweet and innocent by unscrupulous breeders who make shed-loads of cash. Also prone to most health problems and keep the vets going to the Carribean 4 times a year.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are the worst. Trust me, we have been unfortunate enough to put up with one of these sub-standard so called pets.
Coming from Scene I of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, in which the lovestruck Helena tries to woo the disparaging Demetrius with the following passage:
And even for that do I love you the more.
I am your spaniel; and, Demetrius,
The more you beat me, I will fawn on you:
Use me but as your spaniel, spurn me, strike me,
Neglect me, lose me; only give me leave,
Unworthy as I am, to follow you.
What worser place can I beg in your love,--
And yet a place of high respect with me,--
Than to be used as you use your dog?
The term is meant to illustrate a situation of submissiveness, and as such, can be used as either a term for the vagina, or by the common use of synecdoche, to refer to a woman as such, similarly to "pussy".
Person A: Hey, I saw you last night with that girl, is anything going on with her on that long-term tip?
Person B: Naw, I just hit it and quit, definitely just some spaniel.
Even getting a cat cannot shift this lardarse animal from it's slumber. The cat just invariably sleeps next to the retarded canine.
As a dog, this breed makes a good draft excluder! (not as good as sausage dogs perhaps?)
"No, you'll have to excuse the smell. It's my spaniel Charlie. He used to be a springer, but just can't be arsed these days. That's why he failed as a police/ sniffer dog"