Description: This bright, gentle, loving affectionate breed is always willing to please its family/owners/handlers. True to its breeding by 17th century British nobility, English Toy Spaniels love to sit in their family/owners/handlers' laps. These dogs respond well to affection and thrive off of high-quality human contact.
Their naturally good, sociable temperament makes it a companion dog, especially for the elderly. It's been said that some are picky eaters and can be a bit willful.
Other Names: King Charles Spaniel
Height: 10 - 11 inches
Weight: 8 - 14 lbs.
Colors: Black and tan - raven black with bright tan markings above the eyes,
on cheeks, inside ears, o 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
- black and white, well spaced and broken up with tan markings over eyes,
cheeks, inside ears, inside legs, on underside of tail.
Coat: Long, silky, straight coat. Slight waviness permissible.
Temperament: Obedient, affectionate
With Children: Yes, provided there is no rough housing.
With Pets: Yes, very social and enjoys other animals.
Special Skills: Family pet
Guard-dog: Very Low
Care and Exercise: 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. Will benefit from any amount of exercise.
Training: Training is easy as he is intelligent and quickly grasp what you
are expecting of him.
Learning Rate: Very High
Living Environment: Apartment is adequate if some form of exercise is
provided. Owners should be patient, calm leaders who want to enjoy a lap
Health Issues: Patella luxation, cataracts, inguinal hernias, heart murmurs.
Life Span: 10 -12 Years
Litter Size: 2 - 4
Country of Origin: Great Britain
History: Small spaniel type dogs have been in existence for hundreds of
years in Britain enjoying their lives as treasured companion dogs. The
English Toy Spaniel is said to have developed by crossing with the
Pekingese, Japanese Chin or Pug.