English Toy Spaniel Personality traits and Temperament
These are quiet and majestic dogs with a funny bone included. They are perfect companion dogs and will never leave your side all day even when going to the toilet. With these dogs are in the house the idea of privacy is nonexistent. They require minimal exercise and have a much laid back attitude. They make very good apartment dogs. They are especially good for retired and geriatric persons who do not have the strength to handle more active dogs. They do not tolerate being alone and demand your constant attention.
They are very good around children especially older ones. In case of younger children these dogs might be a bit noisy. They also have a tendency to bite when rough handled. Therefore adult supervision is always needed around smaller kids. They are social with other dogs and moderately friendly with cats if socialised early.
They are very good guard dogs and will alert the owner immediately if strangers are present. They do not socialise with strangers much and have a tendency to be shy and aloof from visitors.
Whenever the dogs are taken for a walk, keep them on a leash as they can take off after birds and rodents. They are not heavy barkers but can be very noisy when excited. Never expose them to extreme climatic conditions.
Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding
They have long silky coat which can be wavy. Feathering is present in feet and legs. They are a no fuss breed to maintain. They are medium shedders and combing them once a week will help to get rid of loose hairs and also prevent tangling. These dogs can be bathed once or twice a month but a daily washing of the face is recommended. Other basic grooming like trimming nails, cleaning ears and brushing teeth are also recommended.
Size and Characteristics
Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $1000-$1500
Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 10-12 YEARS
Weight: 8-14 pounds
Height: 10-11 inches
Colors: Blenheim (red and white), Ruby (solid red), Prince Charles (tricolor), and King Charles (black and tan).
How to Train this dog
Training is easy as these dogs are eager to obey and also enjoy the companionship during training. Socialising these dogs is essential as they do not make friends easily and are timid in presence of strangers. Occasionally they may show a stubborn streak but this is mostly because the training sessions bore them or they feel that the owners have ignored them someway. Treats and praises help them to ease out of this habit. Be stern with them but never be harsh as they have a sensitive nature. Crate training is essential for house training.
Health Issues and Food
Diet: As with other toy breeds they are prone to overeat. Food must be properly rationed. Never make it a habit to feed them table scraps and snacks.
Allergies: Skin allergies are common
Health problems: Very prone to heart conditions like patent ductus arteriosus and mitral valve insufficiency. Other problems include cleft palate, cryptorchidism, hydrocephalus, patellar luxation, Legg-Perthes disease and umbilical hernia.
English King Toy Spaniel is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the English toy spaniel. They are good with children and make adorable house dogs.
Eng-A-Poo is a cross between the English Toy Spaniel and the Poodle. They are small cute dogs and are minimal shedders and require very little grooming.
Best female and male dog names
You can name your English Toy Spaniel as Tito or Fuzz if he is a male and Maxi or Buffy if she is a female.
How to adopt this dog
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Pictures and Videos
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