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Breed: English Toy Spaniel
Country of Origin: British Isles
AKC Group: Toy
Function: "comforter" dog
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Small, compact
Color: King Charles (black & tan), Ruby (solid red, sometimes with a few white hairs or small white patch on the chest), Blenheim (white with red markings, often with a red "thumb print" centered on the top of the head), and Prince Charles (tri-color: white with black & tan markings)
Coat Type: Soft, silky
Grooming: No trimming or stripping is needed. Regular brushing will due.
Height: 10 inches
Weight: 9-12 pounds
Activity Level: Low
Watch Dog: Ok
Protection: No
Intelligence: Medium-high
Trainability: Medium-high
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: Ok
Character: Gentle
Home Environment: Apartment ok
Best Owner: Affectionate
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Barking
Physical: Some bloodlines are prone to respiratory ailments, heart disease (MVD), slipped stifle, eye problems and ear infections. The eyes and ears should be cleaned to avoid some of these problems. May wheeze and snore. He may have trouble breathing in hot weather or with over-exertion, because of its short muzzle.
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