Breed by Breed Health
English Toy Spaniel
English Toy Spaniels’ origins can be traced back to Asia, though the breed name derives from the fact that these dogs gained great popularity in England. This breed is sometimes confused with Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, but English Toy Spaniels can be distinguished from Cavaliers by their shorter noses, lower-set ears, and the fact that English Toy Spaniels typically have docked tails. English Toy Spaniels should weigh 8 to 14 pounds. Their coats come in red and white, tri-color (white with black and tan markings), black and tan, and ruby-colored. English Toy Spaniels are gentle dogs who are sweet and affectionate. They make perfect pets for the elderly, but the young or rambunctious might be too much for this dog.
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Potential Health Concerns*
*Just because a condition is associated with a specific breed does not mean that all dogs of this breed will be affected. Likewise, a dog may be impacted by diseases and conditions not listed under his or her breed.