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English Toy Spaniel Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about English Toy Spaniel so you can get to know the breed more.

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English Toy Spaniel
OriginEngland
Other Names
What other names does the English Toy Spaniel have? The dog breed also known as...
King Charles Spaniel
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is English Toy Spaniel recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Toy breed.
FCI Group
Is English Toy Spaniel recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the English Toy Spaniel breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel Club
Price
How much does the English Toy Spaniel puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? English Toy Spaniel price:
$1200-$1500
If you choose to purchase the English Toy Spaniel, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a English Toy Spaniel for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the English Toy Spaniel gets to a happy place.

English Toy Spaniel General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? English Toy Spaniel size:
Small
Weight
How much does the English Toy Spaniel weigh? English Toy Spaniel weight:
Male: 14-18 pounds (6-8 kg), Female: 13-17 pounds (6-8 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the English Toy Spaniel? English Toy Spaniel average weight:
Male: 16 pounds (7 kg), Female: 15 pounds (7 kg)
Height
How tall is the English Toy Spaniel? English Toy Spaniel height:
12-13 inches (30-33 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? English Toy Spaniel average height:
12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

English Toy Spaniel Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the English Toy Spaniel have? What does this canine coat look like?
Feathered
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper English Toy Spaniel's coat?
Black & TanBlack & WhiteRubyBlenheim
Grooming
How to groom the English Toy Spaniel and how often?
Average: The English Toy Spaniel requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your English Toy Spaniel, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do English Toy Spaniel dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the King Charles Spaniel? English Toy Spaniel shedding level:
English Toy Spaniels shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

English Toy Spaniel Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the English Toy Spaniel have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AffectionateHappyPlayfulGentleLovingReserved
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the English Toy Spaniel? Are they intelligent?
Average: English Toy Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are English Toy Spaniel dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
English Toy Spaniels are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
English Toy Spaniels, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? English Toy Spaniel sensitivity:
English Toy Spaniels have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
English Toy Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the King Charles Spaniel need? English Toy Spaniel social needs:
English Toy Spaniels need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do English Toy Spaniel dogs bark a lot? Why does my King Charles Spaniel bark?
Average to high: The English Toy Spaniel is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is English Toy Spaniel good as a watchdog?
English Toy Spaniels are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the English Toy Spaniels will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do English Toy Spaniel dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
English Toy Spaniels are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do English Toy Spaniel bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the King Charles Spaniel? What are the odds of getting bitten by a English Toy Spaniel? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The English Toy Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the English Toy Spaniel do?
English Toy Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but English Toy Spaniels need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the English Toy Spaniel to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does English Toy Spaniel roam?
Wanderlust potential of the English Toy Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does English Toy Spaniel have high prey drive?
English Toy Spaniels have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is English Toy Spaniel good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
English Toy Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
English Toy Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
English Toy Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where English Toy Spaniel dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

English Toy Spaniel Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
English Toy Spaniels are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are English Toy Spaniel dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? English Toy Spaniel and children:
English Toy Spaniels are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do English Toy Spaniel dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
English Toy Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is English Toy Spaniel good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do English Toy Spaniel dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
English Toy Spaniels are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the English Toy Spaniel can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are English Toy Spaniels good office dogs? Do English Toy Spaniels make good office friendly dogs? Can English Toy Spaniels be office dogs?
No
English Toy Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do English Toy Spaniel dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the King Charles Spaniel temperament with senior people? Are English Toy Spaniel dogs good for elderly owners?
English Toy Spaniels are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do English Toy Spaniel dogs get along with other pets? Are English Toy Spaniel dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
English Toy Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is English Toy Spaniel breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
English Toy Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can English Toy Spaniel be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). English Toy Spaniel is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can English Toy Spaniel be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. English Toy Spaniel is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can English Toy Spaniel be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. English Toy Spaniel is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can English Toy Spaniel be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The English Toy Spaniel is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can English Toy Spaniel be a boat dog?
Not really
English Toy Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can English Toy Spaniel be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. English Toy Spaniel is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

English Toy Spaniel Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do English Toy Spaniel dogs have health problems?
English Toy Spaniels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems
What health problems does the English Toy Spaniel breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the English Toy Spaniel breed? Health risks of English Toy Spaniel:
Cleft PalateCryptorchidismFused ToesHydrocephalusLegg-perthes DiseaseMitral Valve DiseaseOpen FontanelPatellar LuxationPatent Ductus ArteriosisRetinal DysplasiaSeborrheaUmbilical Hernias
Life Expectancy
How long do English Toy Spaniel dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a English Toy Spaniel be?
10-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the English Toy Spaniel breed hypoallergenic?
No
English Toy Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the English Toy Spaniel have?
English Toy Spaniels are low energy dogs. They like sleeping hours on a comfortable couch.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do English Toy Spaniel dogs require per day?
English Toy Spaniels exercise need is very minimal. If you live a lazy life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
English Toy Spaniels need a lot of sleep. They love naps during the day. If you live a lazy life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the English Toy Spaniel need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? English Toy Spaniel risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the English Toy Spaniel's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the English Toy Spaniel's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The English Toy Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the English Toy Spaniel drool?
The English Toy Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the English Toy Spaniel could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the English Toy Spaniel. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

English Toy Spaniel Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female English Toy Spaniel: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the English Toy Spaniel have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the English Toy Spaniel have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-5 puppies

English Toy Spaniel Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Apartment Friendly: English Toy Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Drooling tendency: The English Toy Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: English Toy Spaniels are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: English Toy Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Dog Friendly: English Toy Spaniels are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: English Toy Spaniels are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Health Issues: English Toy Spaniels tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: English Toy Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the English Toy Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: English Toy Spaniels tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: English Toy Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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