| English Toy Spaniel
Height: 9-11 inches
Weight: 8-14 lbs.
Life Span: 12-14 yrs.
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
The English toy spaniel is delightfully affectionate with everyone, including
gentle children and other animals. Obedience training usually goes well
as long as there is positive reinforcement and praise.
Many toys can be yappy, mistrustful, and nippy, but not the English toy
spaniel. It is an ideal dog for city living.
The long, silky coat can be straight or wavy. There are four varieties of
the breed based on coat colors:
The Blenheim (white with chestnut patches)
The Prince Charles (white, tan and black).
The King Charles (rich, glossy black and bright mahogany)
The ruby (rich mahogany red)
In all varieties the short, upturned nose is pink at birth but turns jet-black
as the dog matures
Grooming & Exercise Needs
The English toy spaniel's coat needs to be brushed twice a week. This
dog is content to take short walks. It also enjoys chasing and retrieving
A favorite lapdog of British royalty and aristocracy since the 17th century,
this tiny dog was never developed as a hunting dog as so many spaniels
Breed-related health concerns: patellar luxation, susceptibility
to umbilical hernia, cataracts, heart defects.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club