The English Toy Cocker Spaniel is not a miniature Cocker Spaniel, but this breed is actually a designer breed. Its parent breeds are the English (sometimes American) Cocker Spaniel and the English Toy Spaniel. The resulting offspring are great companions, and this is partially due to the fact that both parent breeds were initially developed to accompany their humans on the hunt. Although they are rather small and possess a long, silky coat that seems best suited for a life of luxury, the English Toy Cocker Spaniel is actually happiest when they are allowed to participate in a wide range of activities both indoors and out.
The English Toy Cocker Spaniel is a sweet and fun pup who enjoys spending time with their human family. Plan for activities that allow them to spend time with you as well as socialization opportunities with other dogs. Take them to the pet store and let them participate in events there. Sometimes simply running around in the backyard is sufficient activity for this small dog.