The English Toy Spaniel was developed in the British Isles. It is assumed that the blood line of this breed of dog comes from Asian spaniels and the Pug. The English Toy Spaniel has made its presence felt in the British royalty. This breed of dog underwent various changes during the 19th century. The new breed was smaller with a flattened and upturned face.
The English Toy Spaniel is a sturdy breed of dog. The dog has very large round eyes, which is always filled with a lovable expression. The long ears hang along the dog’s cheeks. The coat is soft and silky, and it comes in four variant colors such as black & tan, white with red markings, solid red, and white with black & tan markings. Usually, English Toy Spaniel’s tail is docked. This breed of dog reaches a height of around 10 inches, and weighs around 9-12 pounds.
The English Toy Spaniel comes in four color varieties. The Blenheim is pearly white with deep red patches. The Prince Charles pattern is pearly white with black patches. The King Charles pattern is glossy black with mahogany tan marks. The Ruby English Toy Spaniel is a rich dark red, often with a white patch of hair on their chest.
This breed of dog is very gentle and affectionate. However, this breed can be timid at times. They normally do well with children, though it is advisable to let only slightly older children let alone with this breed. They are quite good with other dog breeds. The English Toy Spaniel loves the company of people. They are best suited as companion dogs. Some English Toy Spaniels have been known to be fussy about what they eat.
Being a short-faced breed, the English Toy Spaniel has a tendency to wheeze and snore. This breed are prone to ear and eyes problems, so it is advisable to keep them clean. Some bloodlines of the English Toy Spaniels are susceptible to respiratory ailments, heart disease (MVD), and slipped stifle.
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