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English Toy Spaniel

The English Toy Spaniel is an affectionate, yet reclusive breed of dog. Just like its name implies, it has its roots among the English and is quite popular in the United Kingdom. Although these furry animals are quite small and weigh only about fourteen pounds, they can also be quite aristocratic or haughty. Discover more about our English Toy Spaniel puppies for sale below!

Breed History

It is often said that the English Toy Spaniel originated from ancient Japan. However, it is more popular in Britain and has existed since the time of Mary Tudor. 

Popularly known as royal dogs, the English Toy Spaniel has been a favorite of royals including Mary, Queen of Scots. It was also favored by Queen Victoria and King Charles II. 

History has it that King Charles so loved this breed of dogs that he passed a royal edict declaring that the English Toy Spaniel be allowed entry into every public space within the whole of Britain. Thus, it earned the name “The King Charles Spaniel”. 


The English Toy Spaniel is usually quiet and reserved, especially towards strangers. They may keep their distance around strangers and may act unusually calm. 

However, they are also very affectionate towards their owners and people they like. Their reclusive yet affectionate nature makes them the perfect lap dog and companion. 

They are also known for being happy and playful. However, it should be noted that the English Toy Spaniel could also be very mischievous when they want to be. As such, they require a lot of energy to keep up with their antics. 


The English Toy Spaniel is best suited for apartments. That is, they should be placed indoors and not in an outdoor dog house. Although this breed of dogs is not very active when compared to other breeds, they enjoy a short walk every now and then. 

They also love to run in yards so a small yard will be ideal for them. It is important to note that dogs which belong to this breed do not fare well in hot or extremely hot weather. Thus, they should not be taken out in this kind of weather and should be kept indoors instead. 


Fortunately, the English Toy Spaniel does not require strenuous exercise. They enjoy walks in cool or moderate weather. 

However, it can alternatively play indoors or in the yard. As a result of this breeds reclusive nature, dogs belonging to this breed have a pretty straightforward exercise need. Owners can simply take them on a walk every now and then. 

In the same vein, experts suggest that the English Toy Spaniel can easily adapt to the activity level around it. Thus, if it belongs to an active family, it could adjust to active exercise routines such as running or playing fetch. 

On the other hand, if it belongs to an inactive family, it could be content with minor exercises.


The English Toy Spaniel has a long, flowing and silky coat. It equally has an abundance of hair which covers its frame. 

As such, it requires regular grooming in order to keep its fur healthy. Grooming can be done twice or three times a week. 

The grooming process is quite simple as it involves merely brushing the fur regularly in addition to weekly baths. Although the English Toy Spaniel may shed excessively, there is absolutely no need to trim its fur. 

Our English Toy Spaniel puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country. 

The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering English Toy Spaniel puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.

Contact us today to learn more about the availability of our English Toy Spaniel puppies for sale. We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our English Toy Spaniel puppies.


Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions  About the English Toy Spaniel 

What Does the English Toy Spaniel look like? 

The English Toy Spaniel weighs only about fourteen pounds and is a small breed of dog. It has a domed head and shiny black eyes which give it a perpetually cute appearance. It comes in different varieties which are very similar but are different in terms of color. Each variety has a specific name. The black and tan variety is known as King Charles. The red and white variety is known as Blenheim. The white, black and tan variety is called “the Prince Charles” while the solid red variety is known as “Ruby”.

How Often Do You Need to Take English Toy Spaniels to the Vet?

Just like other dogs, the English Toy Spaniel requires regular visits to the vet. This can be done once a month or more regularly, depending on the age and health condition of the dog.

How Long do English Toy Spaniels Live? 

This breed of dogs can live for up to 10-12 years. They have an average life expectancy. 

Are English Toy Spaniels Easy to Train? 

Yes. The English Toy Spaniel is a very trainable breed. 

Can I use the English Toy Spaniel as a Watchdog? 

In terms of alertness, the English Toy Spaniel is quite suitable for watchdog duties. However, in terms of ferocity, they are unsuitable because they could be quite submissive. 

Do English Toy Spaniels Shed Excessively? 

Yes. They have long, silky fur and are very prone to shedding. 

What are the Common Health Problems to Look out for on English Toy Spaniels? 

This breed of dogs is very prone to patellar luxation and early tooth loss. 

What Should I feed My English Toy Spaniel? 

The English Toy Spaniel should be fed mainly dry food. However, meat should be the predominant ingredient. 

Can English Toy Spaniels Be Left in Isolation? 

No. The English Toy Spaniel needs a lot of human affection and does not fare well when separated from its family. 

Do English Toy Spaniels Bark Frequently? 

Yes. They have a high tendency to bark. As such, people often use this breed as watchdogs to alert them in cases of intrusion.

If you want the perfect furry companion, we would definitely recommend the English Toy Spaniel.

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