English Toy Spaniel

English Toy Spaniel

Height

9-10 inches

Weight

8-14 pounds

Life Expectency

10-12 years

BEHAVIOR

Appearance

The English Toy Spaniel is a compact, cobby and essentially square toy dog possessed of a short-nosed, domed head, a merry and affectionate demeanor and a silky, flowing coat. His compact, sturdy body and charming temperament, together with his rounded he

Head

Large in comparison to size, with a plush, chubby look, albeit with a degree of refinement which prevents it from being coarse. Expression – Soft and appealing, indicating an intelligent nature. Eyes – Large a

Body

Neck – Graceful and muscular, arched toward the head and blending cleanly, without throatiness, into sloping shoulders; moderate in length and in balance with the length and height of the dog. Topline

Forequarters

Shoulders well laid back; legs well boned and strong, dropping straight down from the elbow; strong in pastern. Feet, front and rear, are neat and compact; fused toes are often seen and are acceptable.

Hindquarters

Rear legs are well muscled and nicely angulated to indicate strength, and parallel of hock.

Coat

Profusely coated, heavy fringing on the ears, body, and on the chest, and with flowing feathering on both the front and hind legs, and feathering on the feet. The coat is straight or only slightly wavy, with a silken, glossy texture. Although the Blenheim