English Toy Spaniel
In fact he was so fond of these spaniels as companions, that he passed a law that they should be allowed to enter any public place and also that no transit tax should apply to them.
Originally toy dog breeds were just very small dogs occurring in a litter of regular size dogs. Eventually, these little variations became sought after. Breeders seeing the value of this, began selectively breeding to produce the small, compact and sturdy toy dogs that you see today.
Appearance, Coat and Care
Height: 10-11 inches Weight: 9-12 lbs.
Coat colors include: Black/tan (King Charles), tricolor (Prince Charles), red/white (Blenheim), and solid chestnut red (Ruby).
The English Toy Spaniel is a compact little dog. His furnishings are full with a good amount of feathering throughout the coat. He has rather large kindly eyes, a short muzzle with slightly undershot bite and a more pug-like nose than some other spaniels.
The coat is long, straight and silky and that is a recipe for tangles! To avoid them, keep him away from bushes during walks and brush his coat often. Shedding is about average for this breed.
Personality and Traits:
This breed has good intelligence, adapts to any environment and is easily trained in house rules.
He doesn't bark a lot, but can make a respectable watchdog!
Like most short faced dogs, he may also have respiratory issues and low heat tolerance. Other conditions related to the breed include knee problems such as patella luxation and MVD - mytral valve disease.
Because of their prominent eyes and long hanging ears, these areas especially need to be kept clean to avoid infections and ear mites.
Collapsed Trachea is another condition to be aware of that is most frequently associated with small dog breeds. To help avoid this condition, most vets recommended using a small dog harness instead of a collar, as this will take pressure off of the trachea.
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English Toy Spaniel
English Toy Spaniels are smart but need
to be trained.
You are the best person
to train your dog
with a little help
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