Thinking about purchasing an English Toy Spaniel? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the English Toy Spaniel breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good English Toy Spaniel owner; properly feed your new dog, house them comfortably and train them in basic obedience.
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the English Toy Spaniel and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an English Toy Spaniel Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new English Toy Spaniel and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
English Toy Spaniel Profile
In the United States and Canada they are known as the English Toy Spaniel. The name "King Charles" is given to the black and tan variety only, while the "Blenheims" are red and white, "Rubys" are solid red, and "Prince Charles'" are the tricolor type. Known throughout English and Scottish history as hot water bottles and excellent companions, they were once used as tiny gundogs. English Toy Spaniels are the ultimate lap dogs, as they love to sit by their owners' side, or on their owner's lap. They are sweet, shy, easygoing and affectionate to their owners and those they are familiar with. They make a wonderful companion for the elderly, as they are rather easy to care for. English Toy Spaniels are small, compact dogs with a very domed skull and a very short muzzle. Their faces resemble that of the Pug, with bodies resembling the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Their tails are naturally short or screwed, often docked by owners. Their demeanor is like that of a normal spaniel, sweet and friendly. They are forgiving dogs, eager and very intelligent in obedience. They are sure to please, as that is their main goal. They are affectionate, laidback and friendly towards all. They get along with children and other animals, and are happy and content to just sit on your lap. The English Toy Spaniel's eyes and ears are sensitive to injury, but otherwise care for the dog is minimal. They are an ideal apartment dog.
Other Names: King Charles Spaniel
Type: Companion Dog
9 - 11 inches.
and tan or "King Charles" - raven black with bright tan markings above the eyes,
on cheeks, inside ears, on chest and legs and underside of tail, white marks
undesirable. Ruby - solid rich red, white markings undesirable. Blenheim - rich
chestnut markings, well broken up on pearly white ground; markings evenly divided
on head, leaving room for lozenge spot between ears. Tricolor or "Prince Charles"
- black and white, well spaced and broken up with tan markings over eyes, cheeks,
inside ears, inside legs, on underside of tail.
Toy Spaniels are obedient, affectionate and eager to please. They are patient,
forgiving and affectionate to their owners. They are happy and content to sit
around with you. They do not have a high activity level, making care minimal.
English Toy Spaniels are friendly to all, intelligent and very good at learning.
They get along with pets and children as long as children are not too rough.
They are full of fun and any kind of exercise is sufficient.
English Toy Spaniel Care and Exercise:
English Toy Spaniels need regular brushing with a firm bristle
brush. Bathe or dry shampoo only when necessary. Check ears, eyes and nails.
Keep a watch for ear infections. The English Toy Spaniel will benefit from any
amount of exercise, they are very low-key.
English Toy Spaniel Health Issues: Patellar luxation, cataracts, inguinal or umbilical hernias, and heart murmurs.
Life Span: 10 -12 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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