English Toy Spaniel Breed Profile
Among the endearing traits of the English Toy Spaniel is that they are gentle, merry, playful, loving, sweet, affectionate, willful, quiet and loving.
This breed of dog makes a great companion for an older child.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan for this breed of dog is around 10 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 9 to 12 lbs.
The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with the English Toy Spaniel include but are not limited to respiratory problems, heart disease, slipped stifle, eye problems and ear infections.
Housebreaking and Shedding
Housebreaking can be difficult with this breed of dog because of their independent, willful personality. Shedding is average, brush daily to maintain.
Best Owner Compatibility
Can be suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give. This breed of dog needs to be treated gently, but they are far from fragile.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
You can expect to pay an average of around $1,000+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.
Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.
This breed of dog makes for a great watchdog.
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