The hybrid called the Eng-A-Poo is a new breed of dog that does not have a detailed history, though the two parent breeds can be investigated. The English Toy Spaniel is an adorable dog with a sensitive nature. In fact, it is the docile, kind manner of the breed that made him the darling of the royal courts of Britain. Often called "Charlies", these dogs were adored by King Charles I and his son King Charles II. Mary, Queen of Scots was another avid fan of the breed as was Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna. After the death of these kings, the breed was further developed and bred to the Pug and the Japanese Chin, giving it the signature small flat nose seen in the breed today. Also nicknamed the comforter spaniel, this dog evolved into a fine lap dog. Officially, the Poodle is recognized as originating in France and it is thought that its earlier ancestors were dogs with curly coats from Asia. Really a German dog in ancestry, the development of the Poodle into what we know today took place in France. At first, the Poodle was a water dog and it was known for its duck-hunting and retrieving talents. The Poodle trim design of the coat we consider today to be fashionable was actually trimmed in such a way that his legs and belly would not get caught in reeds and trees in the water as he retrieved game for the hunter. His incredible intelligence later led him into a time as a circus performer; more recently, the breed has served man well as a guide dog, guard dog, service dog and competition dog.