Dog breeds: English Toy Spaniel characteristics and behavior. Discover it on Dogalize!
The English Toy Spaniel dog, or King Charles as it is known in Great Britain, is a dog that has been loved by kings and kept in high esteem by many. These quiet dogs can make a great addition if you enjoy toy dogs.
These dogs have existed for centuries. Some of the most famous monarchs that had an English Toy Spaniel dog include Charles I, Charles II, grandson and great grandson of Mary, Queen of Scots, who also loved these dogs. When executed, Queen Mary and Charles I had their little spaniels with them.
Their overall appearance has changed over the years. In Britain, where he is also original from, the Cavalier was given that name to distinguish it from the King Charles Spaniel. When the spaniels arrived in America, people started to call them English Toy Spaniels. The AKC officially recognized them a breed in 1886.
This square dog is compact, with a short nose, and a large silky coat. This dog is very distinguishable by his compact and sturdy body. Their dark lustrous eyes are embedded into a domed head, where the ears set to the back of the head.
Their coat can come in several combinations. Black and tan markings are “King Charles“. “Prince Charles” on the other hand, is tricolored. “Ruby” is a solid red and “Blenheim” is red and white. They can stand at 10 or 11 inches and weigh 9 to 14 pounds.
This aristocratic dog is a loving one and a great companion. He is quiet and devoted. They love to be involved in their family’s activities. They like to play with children but it is not recommended for them to play alone.
Caring for an English Toy Spaniel dog
These dogs are not too energetic so they might require that much exercise. A short walk around the neighborhood or a short playing time in the yard should be enough for this dog. The English Toy Spaniel dog will suffer if taken to walk too long or too intense. So, he will not be a good choice for a walking companion.
This dog is interested in pleasing their owners, so training is not difficult. However, if you are not able to understand his nature, you will find that the dog is not really easy to train.
- Most experts agree that the dog is original from Japan, and then they migrated to Europe as royal presents.
- They still have the hunting instinct.
- The English Toy Spaniel can get overheated in hot days. It is best for them to live in an air-conditioned room.
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