English Toy Spaniel
Other Common Names:
King Charles Spaniel
The English Toy Spaniel has a small domed shaped skull, a flat muzzle with an upturned nose and large open nostrils. English Toy Spaniels have long silky ears and a feathered coat.
Country of Origin:
The English Toy Spaniel originated in England.
English Toy Spaniels are about 10 inches (25cm) in height.
English Toy Spaniels range from 9 to 12 pounds (4.1 to 5.4kg).
The English Toy Spaniel is divided into four groups according to coat color Blenheim (rich mahogany red & white); ruby (rich mahogany red); Prince Charles (white with black & tan markings); and King Charles (black and tan).
The English Toy Spaniel's long flowing coat must be brushed twice weekley in order to maintain its silky sheen.
This sweet and gentle breed may be somewhat timid but responds well to affection. The English Toy Spaniel is the epitome of a lap dog and loves being around lots of people. Well behaved and generally quiet, English Toy Spaniels make okay watchdogs and are average barkers.
English toy spaniels are susceptible to Patella Luxation, breathing problems, heart disease (MVD), slipped stifle, eye problems and ear infections.
English Toy Spaniels can be expected to live 10 to 12 years.
English Toy Spaniels need relatively little exercise and should not be over exerted. English Toy Spaniels should be protected from overly hot or cold weather.
English Toy Spaniels are in the Toy Group.