The silky, feathery coat requires frequent brushing.
The English Toy Spaniel is a gentle, happy and playful loving breed that is naturally well-behaved and intelligent. They are good family companions and play well with children. Their small size makes them ideal for an apartment. All varieties of the English Toy Spaniel are easy-to-groom and require regular twice-weekly combing and brushing.
Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds. The English Toy Spaniel is a small breed and has a lifespan of 13 to 15 years
What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
Their fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nails clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth and cracking. Ears and their heavy feathering are so long as to nearly brush the ground. so regular brushing of ears is a must to keep them mat free. Their pendulous ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
It’s remarkable how toy dogs bred and kept by history’s royal families came to assume the personalities of their aristocratic owners. The ETS is a good example: They can be regally proud and willful, and extremely discriminating in their choice of friends. “They can be the snootiest dogs on earth!” one breed fancier says. But ETS are spaniels first and pampered toys second, and beneath the patrician exterior beats the heart of a downright doggy dog—bright, loving, and willing to please.
English Toy Spaniel &HEALTH
But like all breeds there may be some health issues, like eye and cardiac disease and patellar luxation. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of English Toy Spaniels are healthy dogs.
Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a English Toy Spaniel can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.