English Toy Spaniel Potty Training


How to potty train an english toy spaniel puppy with the Potty Training Puppy Apartment crate. We have english toy spaniel house training solutions, so housebreaking english toy spaniel puppies will be fast and easy. Over 50,000 dogs have been successfully potty trained with our world-famous indoor dog potty, called the Potty Training Puppy Apartment, including english toy spaniels. The free video below is a short version of our 15-minute video which is located on our Home Page. The training techniques and tips are being demonstrated by Miniature Pinscher puppies, however, the techniques are exactly the same for an english toy spaniel puppy or an english toy spaniel adult dog. If you are seeking english toy spaniel puppies for sale or adoption, please visit our Breeders page. At the bottom half of this page is specific breed information about the temperament and traits of an english toy spaniel. If this breed is available in a teacup, toy or miniature size it will be mentioned below.



Square-proportioned, compact and cobby, the English toy spaniel is profusely coated with a silky, flowing coat. The coat can be straight or slightly wavy. It has heavy fringing, including feathering on the feet. The hallmarks of the breed, however, is its head and expression. The head should be domed, with lustrous dark eyes and a well-cushioned face, creating a soft, appealing expression. The haughty English toy spaniel enjoys a life of leisure, punctuated with rollicking romps. It is a lap dog par excellence — gentle, amiable, calm and quiet — yet it is playful and attentive. It is utterly devoted to its family and reserved with strangers. It is somewhat stubborn.

Although it enjoys a nice walk on leash or a fun game in the house or yard, the English toy spaniel is not overly active and its exercise needs can be met with minimal effort. It does not do well in heat and is temperamentally unsuited for living outside away from its family. Its long coat needs combing twice weekly.

The English toy spaniel and the cavalier King Charles spaniel share identical early histories. They began as one breed, probably resulting from crosses of small spaniels with Oriental toy breeds. Some evidence supports the theory that Mary, Queen of Scots, brought the first toy spaniels to Scotland with her from France. These "comforter spaniels" became very popular with the wealthy classes, and served as foot and lap warmers as well as delightful companions. They reached their height of early popularity during the 17th-century reign of King Charles II, who so doted on his dogs that the breed was soon called the King Charles spaniel — the name by which it is still known in England. These early dogs were all black and tan; other colors were developed later, with the first Duke of Marlborough credited with developing the red-and-white "Blenheims," named after his estate. The red-and-white coloration may have come from crosses with Chinese cocker spaniels. The duke's spaniels were said to be good dogs for hunting woodcock. Most proponents of the breed were more interested in having an eye-catching lap dog than a hunting dog, and in the ensuing centuries the King Charles spaniel was bred down in size and selected for a rounder head and flatter nose. In America, the name was changed to English toy spaniel. The breed is shown in two varieties: the red parti-colored Blenheim and black-and-tan parti-colored Prince Charles; and the red solid-colored Ruby and black-and-tan solid-colored King Charles. The breed has continued to find favor with owners desiring an aristocratic but fun-loving lap dog.