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The English Toy Spaniel
The King Charles Spaniel is a toy dog breed which is also known as the English toy spaniel. This breed originated in the Far East, but arrived in Europe during the 16 century. The English toy spaniel breed was originally owned by English royalty. It’s ancestors were used for hunting, and lap dogs. The modern breed is prone to cardiac and eye health problems.
The English toy spaniel is also known as Toy Spaniel, Charlies, Prince Charles Spaniel, Ruby Spaniel and Blenheim Spaniel. This breed weighs 8-14 pounds and is tall 9-11 inches. The coat can be black and tan, white with black and tan patches, white wid red patches or red. The life span is about 10 years. The English toy spaniels were always popular among royal and rich people. In 1899, the price for a King Charles Spaniel ranged between $50 and $200. This breed is the 23rd most popular breeds according to the American Kennel Club.
The English toy spaniel is a friendly breed. It will bark to warn its owners, but is not a high energy dog. It enjoys the company of family members and perfers to be a lap dog. This breed bonds with children but will not accept rough handling. The English toy spaniel doesn’t like to be alone for long periods. It is a suitable dog for small apartments because it’s one of the quietest toy breeds.
The English toy spaniel breed is intelligent, and used for obedience work and therapy work for nursing homes and hospitals. This breed may have some eye and heart conditions. It can also be sensitive to anesthesia.