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12-14 lbs
English Toy Spaniel
English Toy Spoodle

The Eng-A-Poo is a hybrid breed where the English Toy Spaniel is crossed with the Poodle. This friendly canine tends to be small (averaging under 14 pounds) and is smart, playful, loyal and loving. An Eng-A-Poo may be shy when meeting new people but upon becoming comfortable will make a great companion. In addition, the Eng-A-Poo will get along well with other dogs and with socialization can get along with other pets in the home as well as children who can handle the dog appropriately. Owners of this hybrid say he is fun to own and a great addition to the any family, but especially an active one.

Date of Origin
English Toy Spaniel and Poodle

Eng-A-Poo Health

Average Size
Male Eng-A-Poo size stats
Height: 8-12 inches Weight: 12-14 lbs
Female Eng-A-Poo size stats
Height: 8-12 inches Weight: 12-14 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Addison's Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Anesthesia Sensitivity/Allergy
  • Sebaceous Adentitis
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Entropion
  • Cataracts
  • Retinal Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Allergy Tests
  • Blood Tests
  • Heart Testing

Eng-A-Poo Breed History

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.

Eng-A-Poo Breed Appearance

The Eng-A-Poo is a small dog, usually weighing under 14 pounds when fully grown, with a short body and comparatively long legs. Either brown or white in color, the coat of the Eng-A-Poo will vary based upon which traits he inherits from his parent breeds and can be straight, curly or wavy. His facial features can be more indicative of one breed or the other; the Poodle has a long muzzle and the Spaniel has a flattened shorter nose with wide nostrils. His head may be domed as with the Spaniel influence or more refined and pointy like the Poodle and his ears will be long and quite feathery. His eyes will always be dark and bright with an air of spunk and intelligence, and his gait will be forthcoming and gay.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Eng-A-Poo eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Eng-A-Poo nose
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Eng-A-Poo coat
white Eng-A-Poo coat
cream Eng-A-Poo coat
red Eng-A-Poo coat
pied Eng-A-Poo coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Eng-A-Poo wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Eng-A-Poo Breed Maintenance

Maintenance of your Eng-A-Poo will depend upon the coat that he inherits. It will likely be important to groom your Eng-A-Poo regularly so that his coat does not become knotted and remains clean. Brushing his coat several times a week with a good quality pin brush, and bathing him as needed should be sufficient. The fur around his eyes and in his ears should be trimmed. His coat can also be clipped as necessary by a groomer. He may experience tear staining on the fur; wipe around the eyes gently. His teeth should be brushed at least every other day so that tartar does not build up. His long ears should be checked for moisture and dirt, especially if he is a fan of the water.

Brushes for Eng-A-Poo
Pin Brush
Brushing Frequency
Eng-A-Poo requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Eng-A-Poo Temperament

The Eng-A-Poo will inherit his temperament from his parent breeds. He is known to be shy with new people at first and then very loving and loyal to those in the family. Typically, the Eng-A-Poo will be intelligent, though how easy he is to train will depend upon whether he takes after his Poodle parent (typically eager to please) or English Toy Spaniel parent (independent and sometimes challenging to train). An Eng- A-Poo will enjoy being around his family and will do well with other dogs. Socialization will be helpful so that the Eng-A-Poo can get along with other pets and children. Young children that are very noisy and don’t treat the Eng-A-Poo gently may overwhelm him.

Eng-A-Poo Activity Requirements

While the Poodle is typically very energetic, the English Toy Spaniel is less active and needs less exercise. It is likely that your Eng-A-Poo will require a moderate amount of activity. He should be given toys to play with to keep him busy when indoors and he will enjoy a walk once or twice a day. An Eng-A-Poo will enjoy spending time at the dog park as well as running and playing in a fenced-in yard. He may like obedience or agility - the Poodle parent is known to excel at these sports. Due to his small size, the Eng-A-Poo will do fine living in an apartment.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Eng-A-Poo Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

Eng-A-Poo Owner Experiences

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