English Toy Spaniel
The English Toy Spaniel is an affectionate, yet reclusive breed of dog. Just like its name implies, it has its roots among the English and is quite popular in the United Kingdom. Although these furry animals are quite small and weigh only about fourteen pounds, they can also be quite aristocratic or haughty. Discover more about our English Toy Spaniel puppies for sale below!
History of Breed
The English Toy Spaniel is a very old breed of dog with a distinguished ancestry. Royalty of Europe and England have long enjoyed this ancestor to the dogs of today. The royal Stuarts, early fanciers, such as King Charles I, gave their name to the breed. This pup has a very long history of making a fantastic family pet.
Personality and Temperament
This breed is happy, gentle, calm, and loving. They are known for their outgoing and caring personalities and overall warm and very approachable demeanors. They are not known to show aggression and have a very well-balanced temperament. This breed makes a fantastic family pet and has remained very popular for generations.
Appearance and Grooming
The English Toy Spaniel does best with a warm bath every four to five weeks. Daily brushing of her coat will help make this pup look and feel her best. It will also help to cutback matting and shedding. Routine nail clipping is also very important and should not be forgotten.
Care and Feeding
English Toy Spaniels are not overly active dogs but do need ample amounts of energy to feel their best. The correct ratio of meat-based protein and micronutrients, as well as healthy carbs and fats, will keep this breed healthy. Many of this breed’s owners recommend feeding this dog two meals a day, spaced about twelve hours apart. It is also very important to remember to provide your dog with proper dental care. It is suggested that his teeth get cleaned a minimum of three times a week. Failing to keep his teeth clean can contribute to health issues.
Breed Size and Life Expectancy
The English Toy Spaniel stands between ten to twelve inches tall.
This breed weighs between ten and fifteen pounds.
The average life expectancy for this breed is between twelve and fourteen years.
Interesting Breed Facts
Fact: These pups were companion dogs for royalty.
Fact: This breed enjoys outdoor activity time with family and loves to explore.
Fact: This breed has roots dating back to the 1500s.
Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions About the English Toy Spaniel
What Does the English Toy Spaniel look like?
The English Toy Spaniel weighs only about fourteen pounds and is a small breed of dog. It has a domed head and shiny black eyes which give it a perpetually cute appearance. It comes in different varieties which are very similar but are different in terms of color. Each variety has a specific name. The black and tan variety is known as King Charles. The red and white variety is known as Blenheim. The white, black and tan variety is called “the Prince Charles” while the solid red variety is known as “Ruby”.
How Often Do You Need to Take English Toy Spaniels to the Vet?
Just like other dogs, the English Toy Spaniel requires regular visits to the vet. This can be done once a month or more regularly, depending on the age and health condition of the dog.
How Long do English Toy Spaniels Live?
This breed of dogs can live for up to 10-12 years. They have an average life expectancy.
Are English Toy Spaniels Easy to Train?
Yes. The English Toy Spaniel is a very trainable breed.
Can I use the English Toy Spaniel as a Watchdog?
In terms of alertness, the English Toy Spaniel is quite suitable for watchdog duties. However, in terms of ferocity, they are unsuitable because they could be quite submissive.
Do English Toy Spaniels Shed Excessively?
Yes. They have long, silky fur and are very prone to shedding.
What are the Common Health Problems to Look out for on English Toy Spaniels?
This breed of dogs is very prone to patellar luxation and early tooth loss.
What Should I feed My English Toy Spaniel?
The English Toy Spaniel should be fed mainly dry food. However, meat should be the predominant ingredient.
Can English Toy Spaniels Be Left in Isolation?
No. The English Toy Spaniel needs a lot of human affection and does not fare well when separated from its family.
Do English Toy Spaniels Bark Frequently?
Yes. They have a high tendency to bark. As such, people often use this breed as watchdogs to alert them in cases of intrusion.
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