English Toy Spaniel

USD $1200-$1500 Price Avg.

Companion Dogs



Breed Type



10-14 years


Breed Information

Group Companion Dogs
Popularity/Rank 134
Origin England
Other Names King Charles Spaniel
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1200-$1500
How much does it cost to buy a English Toy Spaniel?
English Toy Spaniel are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $1200 to $1500 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most English Toy Spaniels can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Small
Weight Male: 14-18 pounds (6-8 kg),
Female: 13-17 pounds (6-8 kg)
Height 12-13 inches (30-33 cm)
Lifespan 10-14 years
Recognized by AKC
The American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Toy breed. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose flushing small game, lapdog
Date of Origin 1600s
Ancestry Spaniel

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Feathered
Coat Colors Black & Tan, Black & White, Blenheim, Ruby
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Pied, Red
Coat Length Large
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Comb, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush
Brushing Frequency Daily

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Caring, Cheerful, Delicate, Gentle, Happy, Loving, Playful, Reserved, Sportive
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems , Cleft Palate, Cryptorchidism, Fused Toes, Hydrocephalus, Legg-perthes Disease, Mitral Valve Disease, Open Fontanel, Patellar Luxation, Patent Ductus Arteriosis, Retinal Dysplasia, Seborrhea
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 45 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 0.8 cups
Daily Cost $0.75 - $1.00
Monthly Cost $20.00 - $30.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the English Toy Spaniel have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 3-5 puppies (Once a year.)


The English Toy Spaniel is a small, compact breed of dog that has been around for centuries. It is known for its friendly and affectionate nature, as well as its distinctive appearance. The English Toy Spaniel has a round head with large eyes and ears that hang down close to the face. Its muzzle is short and its coat is long and silky. The breed comes in four colors: Blenheim (red and white), Prince Charles (black and tan), King Charles (black and tan) and Ruby (solid red).

The lifespan of the English Toy Spaniel is between 10-12 years, with an average size of 8-10 inches tall at the shoulder, weighing between 8-14 pounds. They are considered to be a toy breed due to their small size.

The personality of the English Toy Spaniel can be described as gentle, loving, loyal, intelligent, playful, alert, obedient and eager to please. They are very social dogs who love being around people but can also be independent when needed. They are not overly active but do enjoy going on walks or playing fetch in the yard.

English Toy Spaniels are generally friendly with other dogs as well as children if they have been properly socialized from an early age. They may also get along with cats if they have been raised together from puppyhood but may chase smaller animals such as rodents or birds if given the chance.

The temperament of the English Toy Spaniel can vary depending on their individual personalities but overall they tend to be calm yet alert dogs who enjoy spending time with their families or snuggling up for a nap on your lap!

The health of the English Toy Spaniel should always be monitored by regular vet visits since they can suffer from certain health issues such as patellar luxation (dislocation of kneecap), heart murmurs or eye problems like cataracts or glaucoma which can lead to blindness if left untreated.

English Toy Spaniels have an average adaptability level which means that while they do not require excessive amounts of exercise or stimulation they still need some daily activity in order to stay healthy both physically and mentally! Some benefits of having an English Toy Spaniel include their low maintenance grooming needs since their coats only need occasional brushing; plus their small size makes them ideal for apartment living!


The English Toy Spaniel is a small breed of dog that was once very popular in England. The breed almost became extinct in the early 20th century, but was saved by a few dedicated breeders. The English Toy Spaniel is now enjoying a resurgence in popularity.

The English Toy Spaniel has its origins in Asia. The breed was brought to England in the 16th century by traders and diplomats. The English Toy Spaniel quickly became a favorite of the English aristocracy. The breed was further refined in England and became known for its small size and gentle temperament.

The English Toy Spaniel fell out of favor in the early 20th century as other toy breeds became more popular. The breed almost became extinct, but was saved by a few dedicated breeders. The English Toy Spaniel is now enjoying a resurgence in popularity.

The English Toy Spaniel is recognized as a distinct breed by most major kennel clubs. The breed is still relatively rare, but is growing in popularity due to its small size, gentle temperament, and low-maintenance coat.