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English Toy Spaniel

English Toy Spaniel



The English Toy Spaniel (also known as The King Charles Spaniel) was first seen in Europe during the 16th century. English Toy Spaniel was made famous by their association with King Charles II of England (1630–1685) and have been linked with English royalty since the time of Queen Mary I. In North America, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel became known as the English Toy Spaniel. Toy spaniels were given as gifts to European royalty.

Height: 10-11 inches  Weight: 8-14 pounds  Lifespan: 10-12 years


The English Toy Spaniel is the smallest of the spaniel type. This dog has a short face, large expressive eyes, and a lovely feathered coat in striking colors. This dog breed shows his true royal lineage. Comparable Breed: Japanese Chin, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.


English Toy Spaniel is sweet, kind, very friendly, affectionate and simply a charming dog. This faithful breed enjoys the company of family members, being primarily a lapdog. Toy Spaniels are known to be wonderful with children and other pets. This breed is very loving, undemanding, quiet dog. This sweet and gentle dog is proven to reduce stress and reduce heart attacks.

Coat / Care:

The coat is glossy and silky, and can be straight or slightly wavy. Toy Spaniels have a thick and long “frill” on the torso, chest and ears, and more than long strands on the legs and feet. Shedding is of medium intensity. In order to minimize the hair loss, Toy Spaniels require regular brushing with a stiff brush. Bathe your dog only when necessary, using a mild shampoo, and make sure to clean its ears and eyes on a daily basis. Like all dogs with a short face, English Toy Spaniels often snore during sleep and wheeze while breathing. The most typical diseases include heart disease, ear infection, dislocation of the knee, eye problems and diseases of the respiratory system. The English Toy Spaniel do not bear extremely warm or cold climates.


The English Toy Spaniel is a very clever dog. Although sometimes they can be stubborn and capricious, English Toy Spaniels are willing to please. These dogs need extensive exposure to people so they could learn how to be confident.


The English Toy Spaniel does not require special physical or mental boost and therefore is perfectly suited for a city apartment. Although it has enough space indoors, The English Toy Spaniel gets pleasure from short walks on a leash.

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