English Toy Spaniel Dog Breed

Thinking of getting an English Toy Spaniel Dog and want to know if an English Toy Spaniel is suitable for your household?

Use the English Toy Spaniel information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of English Toy Spaniel and more.

English Toy Spaniel Facts

  • Name: English Toy Spaniel
  • Other Names: King Charles Spaniel, Toy Spaniel, Prince Charles Spaniel, Ruby Spaniel, Blenheim Spaniel, Charlies
  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Breed Group: Toy (AKC:1886)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


English Toy Spaniel Dog Facts

English Toy Spaniel Information

Cobby, compact and essentially square in shape, the English Toy Spaniel is sturdy of frame and solidly constructed, with a silky, flowing coat. Its moderately rounded head, lustrous dark eyes and well-cushioned, fairly short-nosed face exemplify the important characteristics of the English Toy Spaniel. Absolute soundness and proper muscle tone is a must. Head properties should remain free of exaggeration so as to not compromise breathing and/or obstruct normal vision.

The King Charles is a friendly breed, to the extent that it is not typically as suitable as a watchdog as some breeds, though it may still bark to warn its owners of an approaching visitor. It is not a high energy breed, and enjoys the company of family members, being primarily a lapdog. Although able to bond well with children and tolerant of them, it will not accept rough handling. It prefers not to be left alone for long periods. Known as one of the quietest toy breeds, it is suitable for apartment living. The breed can tolerate other pets well, although the King Charles still has the hunting instincts of its ancestors and may not always be friendly towards smaller animals. It is intelligent enough to be used for obedience work and, due to its stable temperament, it can be a successful therapy dog for hospitals and nursing homes.

What to do if you lose your English Toy Spaniel

If your English Toy Spaniel Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the missing pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.

3. Call the local vets to see if someone has brought in your lost pet.

4. Contact the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost English Toy Spaniel

If you find a English Toy Spaniel Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Call the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the animal to the local Animal Shelter assigned to your area.

5. Take the animal to the local Vet who can scan the animal’s microchip and phone the registered owner of the pet.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.