So you’re looking to adopt an English Toy Spaniel, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The ETS is a square, snub-nosed toy weighing no more than 14 pounds. The large domed head—with its long and lush ears, dark melting eyes, and chubby cheeks—is a famous breed trait. The profuse coat comes in four varieties, each with its own proper name: red and white (Blenheim); black and tan (King Charles); white, black, and tan (Prince Charles); and a solid red (Ruby). Blenheims often have a red mark, the “Blenheim Spot,” on top of the head.The ETS, like many toy breeds kept by royals, came to assume the personalities of their aristocratic owners. They can be proud and willful, and extremely discriminating in their choice of friends. With their favored humans, they are affectionate at home and exuberant and curious at play. The merry English Toy Spaniel was bred to be the companion of kings. But ETS are spaniels first and pampered lapdogs second, and beneath the patrician exterior beats the heart of a real doggy dog—bright, loving, and willing to please.”
An English Toy Spaniel typically ranges from 22.86cm to 25.4cm in height, and weighs from 3.62873896kg to 6.35029318kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for English Toy Spaniel breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically English Toy Spaniel insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.