If you have a Cavalier, you know that their fur is one of their most beautiful attributes. You would also know that that beautiful fur can gather all sorts of stuff during walks, including huge snow balls. It's actually quite a hassle for us to go play outside in the winter, since these snow balls gather so easily, and so quickly.
They can also be quite painful for your pup, since they get very heavy and therefore pull on their fur and skin.
Although we use a snow suit for Herky, snow balls can still form around the ankles and on the belly. Plus, Herky really doesn't like to wear any sort of clothing, so it's a battle everytime we try to put it on her.
We've found out that the best way to get rid of these snow balls is by using water! Not the blow dryer, not a towel. I usually do what they call a lower-body bath, and run some lukewarm water on the snowballs. They melt right off, and it's much quicker than using a blow dryer to try and melt the snowballs. This method also prevents those pesky knots that can again, so easily form on cavalier fur.
Of course, make sure you blow dry the fur after you've run their bodies under water.
We hope this helps you!
Herky & Milton