Wonder if this is typical cavalier behavior. he is 7-1/2 mos old. Outside he sniffs everything and chews anything he finds, relentlessly. He will often make 90mph laps around the yard, come back to me, scratch his back legs, yip or a little bark and take off, wanting me to play.
In the house he nests any blanket or towel. If there is anything on his blanket he goes nuts to get it off, even a little crumb. He cannot stand anything on his coat in or on his ears. he rolls and rolls to dilute the odor. he uses a small stump outside like a table to set his chew toys on.
Of course he will chase anything that moves and goes nuts over bugs.
he was neutered about 3 weeks ago but will still hump your leg once in awhile which I immediately let him know this is unacceptable. He was raised first 6 mos. with a male breeding Cavalier (his father) so some of his behaviors were picked up in the kennel i am sure from watching his daddy. he is very suspicious about new things, almost distrustful. I think this is because he wasnt raises as a house dog. He watches your body language and gauges whether or not he feels its safe to proceed. After having him 5 wks he still is leary of hubby. he never lets me out of his sight but I am home all day and hubby works long hours so he doesnt spend the time I do.
he is so different from my poodle i assume some of these behaviors are instinctual and some are not.