English Toy Spanese

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 Spanese

The English Toy Spanese is a stubborn, playful little hybrid that's a cross between the King Charles Spaniel and the Pekingese. This hybrid will make an excellent companion for busy owners due to its low energy and activity requirements. It does, however, need socialization and training, as it may not tolerate children and other pets. He can be a barker and howler, so if you live in an apartment, make sure it's a pet-friendly area.

History of the English Toy Spanese

The popularity of specific cross-breed dogs has increased in recent times, leading to the development of many new types of dog. The history of the English Toy Spanese 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 Pekingese

Originating over 2,000 years ago, the Pekingese is considered one of the oldest dogs in the world. This ancient breed originated in China and was the loyal and valued companion of many aristocratic families. In fact, these dogs were considered so prized that even commoners of the time were expected to bow down in their presence. Eventually, Pekingese were slowly smuggled out of China, making their way to numerous British and American dog shows. In 1906, the charming Pekingese was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club.
Standard of the Pekingese

Appearance of the English Toy Spanese

The Pekingese parent breed tends to have very broad features, particularly around the head, chest and jaw area. Their faces are rounded where the ears are often floppy and heart-shaped. The eyes are round, large and set wide apart on the face. The English Toy Spaniel also tends to have a small, round head. These breeds often have pushed-back muzzles, but not as flat as Pekingese. Your English Toy Spanese will probably have characteristics that can either take on more of a single-parent breed, or fall somewhere in the middle. Hybrids, like their parent breeds, tend to have compact, muscular, long bodies. The bite may be under or over. Coats are dense and can be soft and wavy or dense and straight, depending on which parent breed genes prevail. Tails may be high and slightly curved if your hybrid is more Pekingese, or may be long and straighter if your hybrid takes more Spaniel.

Temperament of the English Toy Spanese

These hybrids are quite placid, affectionate and regal. For the most part, English Toy Spanese are known to be easy to train, however, they will require a lot of socialization as they tend to play top-dog. As the parent breed Pekingese is not considered child-friendly, it can be assumed that the hybrid may not be well suited to households with young children as they can become easily irritated and lack patience. This breed can be apprehensive and cautious around strangers and other pets. Give them the chance to practice their meeting and greeting skills by attending obedience classes.

Needs and activities of the English Toy Spanese

The English Toy Spanese likes a little order in his life. He'll appreciate an exercise regime and will expect a few walks a day so he can stretch his legs and see who's out and about. He'll do just as well in an apartment as in a suburban or country home. He's adaptable and that's one of the endearing things about him.

Maintenance of the English Toy Spanese

These hybrids can be considered medium to high maintenance as they tend to have very long, dense coats that will require regular brushing. If you have a hybrid that has taken on more than one Pekingese coat, you should brush its coat with a pincushion brush or shedding comb at least twice a week. In addition, your hybrid will probably have wrinkles, a Pekingese characteristic, and these will require weekly cleaning with a damp cloth at least once a week. Other areas owners need to focus on are the ears and eyes. Ears can become very dirty and prone to infection because they are soft. Eyes can become dirty and develop tear stains on the fur, this should also be wiped with a washcloth. Nail clipping and teeth cleaning should be carried out regularly as part of the normal routine.

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