English Toy Chin Spaniel

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Great Britain <> China -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the English Toy Chin Spaniel

The English Toy Chin Spaniel is an easy-care little dog. They were created from the King Charles Spaniel and the Japanese Spaniel, both of which are highly intelligent and affectionate pets. Because of their small size and low energy levels, these dogs are ideal for the elderly or people living in apartments. These dogs are not suited to living with young children, but will love spending time with older people who know how to give them gentle attention. These dogs must be in relatively good health and will have a lifespan of between 10 and 14 years.

History of the English Toy Chin Spaniel

The popularity of specific crossbred dog breeds has increased in recent times, leading to the development of many new types of dog. The history of the English Toy Chin Spaniel begins with the creation of the parent breeds.

 

        

A little of the King Charles Spaniel

        
The King Charles Spaniel originated in Asia. In the early 16th century, the ancestors of these dogs, most probably Japanese Spaniels and Pekingese, were brought from Europe to Japan. Some works of art of the King Charles Spaniel were introduced at this time, where they were often used as guard dogs for royalty. The breed's popularity spread to Europe in the 17th century, and eventually to England. They were favorites of King Charles I and King Charles II, often roaming freely throughout the palace. This is also how they got their English name of King Charles Spaniel. These dogs were well known in Britain, even during the Stuart dynasty. However, the Revolution of 1688 was a more difficult period for the breed. These dogs were mixed with the Pug when William and Mary of Orange claimed the throne. The addition to the ancestry radically changed their physical appearance compared to those depicted in ancient works of art.
Standard of the King Charles Spaniel

A little of the Japanese Spaniel

The Japanese Spaniel is an Asian breed that originated in China, despite its name, and has always been a popular pet of the upper classes and aristocracy. Contributing breeds include the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Pekingese and Tibetan Spaniel. The breed's provenance in Japan is uncertain, although there are several interesting theories. Some believe they were brought by monks, while others claim that the first Chinese imported to Japan were a gift from the Chinese emperor. However they got there, this gentle little dog quickly became a favorite among the elite. Over the years, breed members were exported internationally, and the Japanese Spaniel has become a much-loved toy breed worldwide.
Standard of the Japanese Spaniel

Appearance of the English Toy Chin Spaniel

This designer breed will be physically similar to both parent breeds. The King Charles Spaniel is described as cute and small, with a flat face and domed head. Their rib cages are wide and their eyes are large and dark. Their ears are feathered, long and set low. In most cases, the tails of this breed will be docked. Japanese Spaniels are small dogs with short, broad faces. They have well-defined stops and round foreheads. They have broad noses that are black or match their coat color. These dogs have prominent eyes that are dark and almond-shaped. The teeth of these dogs will meet either in an underbite or in a uniform bite. The ears of this breed are V-shaped and pendulous, and the dog's body type is square, proportional and as tall as it is long. Your English Toy Chin Spaniel will have a lovely blend of the two lively parent dogs.

Temperament of the English Toy Chin Spaniel

The temperament of the English Toy Chin Spaniel hybrid will be somewhere between that of its parents. The English Toy Chin Spaniel is a very friendly, easy-going breed. They can be picky about who they like best, but if you're the chosen one, you'll have to endure endless affection. These dogs are playful and happy, but calm and not too demanding. They'll absolutely love spending time with their loved ones, but they also need time to be alone. The King Charles Spaniel is energetic with family members, but can be reserved when close to strangers. If these dogs feel uncomfortable or nervous, they can snap and won't do well with young children. They love to please their owners, but can sometimes be stubborn. As long as they are properly introduced, this breed will get along with other dogs and pets, although they prefer human company. These dogs generally don't bark and won't make good watchdogs. Japanese Spaniels are very affectionate pets who adore their owners and expect the same affection in return. These dogs are playful but mischievous. They are not independent dogs and need loving human companionship. They are easy to train.

Needs and activities of the English Toy Chin Spaniel

The low activity level of the English Toy Chin Spaniel makes it very easy to care for. They'll only need short walks or time to play in the yard, then they'll be ready for a nap. This curious but patient dog has a low energy level and only needs a short daily walk and time in the yard. These dogs will adapt to their owners' schedules. They don't need to be exercised for long periods; about 20 to 40 minutes of activity a day should suffice.

Maintenance of the English Toy Chin Spaniel

As these dogs resemble both parents, they will also have similar levels of maintenance. The fur on the King Charles Spaniel's face, ears and hind legs will require extra care, as it can get dirty easily. Their coats can also become matted, which can lead to skin infections or hair loss. As a result, they'll need frequent brushing. To preserve the coat, work the mats gently rather than brushing them vigorously. You should bathe your English Toy Chin Spaniel once or twice a month with a dog shampoo and conditioner. They can get dirty when they eat, and need to have their faces cleaned after meals. They also need their eyes wiped often with a damp sponge. Japanese Spaniels have long coats but are easy to care for. They will need brushing promptly every day, and a more thorough brushing once a week is suggested to keep the coat long and silky. Other maintenance requirements include brushing their teeth daily or at least two to three times a week, and trimming their nails every month or two. Clean their ears once a week, especially as dogs with long, hanging ears are more prone to infection.

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