The English Toy Spaniel is a small, attractive dog with a merry steady expression. With its big eyes and big ears, it has an adorable appearance. It is a healthy breed with a life span of 10-12 years.
Training and Care
The English toy spaniel needs a gentle but firm owner that will establish rules and train the dog to live in the home. They should be given regular exercise in small doses in order to not strain their delicate bones. If kept indoors, they should be given ample opportunities to play and explore outside safely confined. They should also be groomed to maintain their beautiful coats, and teeth should be brushed regularly.
Diet and Nutrition
High-quality dry food should be fed to your English Toy Spaniel in reasonable amounts. They should also be given snacks such as fresh fruits and vegetables to supplement their diet. The treats should be consumed in moderation and the amount given should be adjusted accordingly with the amount of activity the dog has. Freshwater should be readily available at all times.
The English Toy Spaniel is generally a healthy breed with few health issues. However, they can be prone to chondrodysplasia, open fontanel, pneumonia, retinal fold dysplasia, patellar luxation, and some skin issues, such as alopecia, otitis, and pyoderma.
The English Toy Spaniel is a descendant of the King Charles Spaniel. They were first bred in England in the 16th century and became popular with the royal family. This breed has been popular in England ever since and they were first recognized by the AKC as a breed in 1886.
Where to Buy or Adopt
English Toy Spaniels can be purchased from reputable breeders at a price of around $1200–$1700. It is also possible to find them in local shelters or through rescue groups for a lower price. Adoption fees usually vary from $50-$200.