This breed is tender, pleasant, playful, and affable. While they may seem almost reserved at times, they are good with children, assuming the kids know to not be rough with them. This dog loves to be around humans and makes for wonderful a companion. They play well with other dogs, but like with children, this only holds up if the other dogs are not aggressive toward them. The English Toy Spaniel has also earned a reputation as a picky eater. .