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  • WEIGHT: 10 to 51 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 10 to 18 inches
  • COLOR(S): Black, Black and tan, blue, blue and brown, reddish brown, red, orange, and cream and sable.
  • BREED GROUP: Non-Sporting
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English Toy Spaniel

BREED GROUP: Toy
WEIGHT: 8 to 14 lbs
HEIGHT: 10 inches
COLOR(S): Red, black & tan, white with red markings, or white with black & tan markings.
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DESCRIPTION

English Toy Spaniels are the ultimate lap dogs, as they love to sit by their owners' side. They are sweet, shy, easygoing and affectionate to their owners and those they are familiar with. They make a wonderful companion for the elderly.This breed is a small, sturdy, square breed with a deep, pug nose that is black with very well open nostrils, a well-defined stop, and dome-shaped skull. The teeth should be slightly undershot. The have large, dark round eyes with a sweet expression. Their soft, silky coat is well feathered and comes in four colors varieties: King Charles (black & tan), Ruby (solid red, sometimes with a few white hairs or small white patch on the chest), Blenheim (white with red markings, often with a red "thumb print" centered on the top of the head), and Prince Charles (tri-color: white with black & tan markings). The tail is customarily docked.

TEMPERAMENT

The English Toy Spaniel is playful, sweet, gentle, happy and loving, but it is sometimes timid. He/she will be sociable with those who approach it affectionately. They are friendly with other dogs. This breed is naturally well-behaved and intelligent, but is a bit willful. It's quiet, non-demanding, and needs to be treated gently. This little dog needs to be with a lot of people to be happy. They are usually good with all children, but will do best with an older child. They are, however, considered exclusively a companion dog. Some are known to be picky eaters.

GROOMING

Long, silky, straight coat. Slight waviness permissible. They are average shedders. No trimming or stripping is needed. Regular brushing will due.

HEALTH

Patellar luxation, cataracts, inguinal or umbilical hernias, and heart murmurs.

EXERCISE

The English Toy Spaniel will benefit from any amount of exercise, they are very low-key.

TRAINING

Training is easy as they are intelligent and quickly grasp what you are expecting of them. They are eager to please.



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