English toy spaniel puppy and dog information

The English Toy Spaniel is a happy, lap companion dog that needs little in the way of exercise and care. She is well behaved, friendly with other pets and good with older, calm children. As a reminder, never leave children unsupervised with any puppy or dog.

*Approximate Adult Size. The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the English Toy Spaniel is about 10 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 9 to 12 pounds.

*Special Health Considerations. Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the English Toy Spaniel is no exception. Be on the look out for cataracts, heart murmurs, patella luxation, eye problems (prominent eyes are prone to physical damage) and ear infections. This disease list is an informative guideline only. Other diseases may also be significant threats, please contact your veterinarian for a complete list.

She should visit the veterinarian several times in the first year for shots, boosters and check up. Then, as an adult, she should visit the veterinarian yearly for shots and check up. As she gets older, six years and on, she should visit the veterinarian twice a year for check ups and shots. Remember; avoid feeding your dog sweets.

*Grooming. The English Toy Spaniel has a long wavy and thick coat. She should be brushed regularly. Brushing will help her maintain a clean and healthy coat, avoid mats and help you keep a closer eye on her health and strengthen your emotional bond with her.

Her teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can cause cavities (rarely) and periodontal disease. Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, loss of teeth, bad breath and other serious disease.

Her toenails may need to be examined for growth and clipped regularly. The toenails of the rear feet grow slower than the toenails of the front feet. Generally a guillotine type trimmer is the best for this chore and competent instructions to accomplish this can be found on the net.

*Life Span. The English Toy Spaniel can live between 10 and 12 years with proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions.

*History. They were first registered by the American Kennel Association in 1886.

Some Registries: *English Toy Spaniel Club of America *UKC United Kennel Club *NKC National Kennel Club *CKC Continental Kennel Club *APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc. *AKC American Kennel Club *FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale *NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club *KCGB = Kennel Club of Great Britain *ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club *ACR = American Canine Registry

Litter Size: 2 to 4 English Toy Spaniel puppies

Category: Toy Group

Terms To Describe: Compact, merry, affectionate, charming, loving, character, distinction, bright, interested, elegant,

*SPECIAL GOOD POINTS Great elderly companion. Sweet lap dog. Wants to please. Gets along with other pets. Does not need much exercise. Some are watch dogs.

*SPECIAL BAD POINTS May snore. May suffer in hot and cold weather. Clings to her owner. She may be a barker.

*Other Names Known By: King Charles Spaniel, Ruby Spaniel, Blenheim Spaniel, Prince Charles Spaniel

*Every dog is an individual so not everything in this information may be correct for your dog. This information is meant as a good faith guideline only.