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.

Family/Child Friendly

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.

Common Diseases

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.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay an average of around $1,000+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a great watchdog.

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