Original Name : King Charles Spaniel
Type : Braccoid
Other Names : King, Charles, Spaniel
Male weight : 8-14 lbs
Female weight : 8-14 lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : United Kingdom
English Toy Spaniels are happy and intelligent dogs that catch the eye with their distinctive domed head. Typically reserved, the dogs of this breed are very gentle and affectionate.
Large skull compared with the size of the dog, well domed and full over the eyes, well defined stop.
Short, straight back, broad, deep chest.
Black and tan: rich, glossy black with bright mahogany-tan markings on muzzle, legs, chest, ear linings and under tail. Small tan markings over the eyes. A white patch on the chest is undesirable.Tricolor: Pearly white foundation with well distributed black patches, bright tan markings on cheeks, ear linings and under tail. Small tan markings over the eyes. Broad white blaze between the eyes and forehead.Blenheim: Pearly white foundation with well distributed chestnut patches. Broad, clear blaze with, in the centre of the skull, a “spot” of clear chestnut the size of a penny.Ruby: Whole colored rich chestnut. A white patch on the chest is highly undesirable.
Set low, hanging quite flat against the cheeks, very long and well feathered.
Well feathered, not carried over the back or above the topline, proportionate to the rest of the body.
Long, silky, straight, never curled. Profuse feathering on legs, ears and tail.
This is a very royal breed, known in the U.K. as the King Charles Spaniel, after the 17th century regent Charles II. The king of England, Scotland and Ireland was very fond of these elegant, active dogs that move very freely and carry their head proudly, due to their arched neck.
English Toy Spaniels are said to be the ancestors of Cavaliers, but they differ in several ways: the head, the short face, the prominent domed skull and the low carriage of their ears, which emphasizes the shape of the skull at specific points.