10-15 lbs
English Toy Spaniel

If you are looking for a dog with tons of personality, then look no further. The Enganese is full of spunk and vitality. A small dog, his weight will average between 10 and 15 pounds and he will stand around 8 to 14 inches tall. Inquisitive, kind and well-behaved, the Enganese makes a nice addition to the family and will be sure to entertain.

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
English Toy Spaniel and Havanese

Enganese Health

Average Size
Male Enganese size stats
Height: 8-14 inches Weight: 10-15 lbs
Female Enganese size stats
Height: 8-14 inches Weight: 10-15 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Portosystemic Shunt
  • Sensitivity or Allergy to Anesthesia
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Entropion
  • Cataracts
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • Knee
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Allergy Tests
  • Ear Examination
  • Blood Tests and Analysis
  • Hip

Enganese Breed History

English Toy Spaniels were once listed as separate breeds based on color (King Charles, Prince Charles, Blenheim and Ruby) for showing purposes. The American Kennel Club decided that all four colors should be combined into one breed called the English Toy Spaniel; this change took place in 1904. The short muzzle and small size are believed to have come about after the Spaniel was bred with the Pug in the early 1900’s. Favorites of the nobility at one time, famous owners were Charles I and Charles II, as well as Mary, Queen of Scots. The Havanese is named for Cuba’s capital, Havana. A part of the Bichon family, it has been suggested that Spanish settlers brought the Havanese to Cuba at some point in the 1700’s. Historians believe that the Havanese originated from two breeds, each of which had long, soft hair and are now extinct. Ship manifests from Tenerife, of the Canary islands, headed to Cuba list little dogs brought on board by passengers. In 1959 during the Cuban Revolution, several Havanese made it to the United States. The breed was officially added to the roster of the American Kennel Club in 1996.

Enganese Breed Appearance

A perky black nose adorns the face of the Enganese and dark brown  eyes sparkle, giving an indication of his fun personality. This hybrid mix is a small but sturdy dog with straight legs and a bouncy gait. His ears will be medium to long in length and will hang down beside the head. His dense coat will be on the long side and will be silky and wavy. An arched tail turns up over the back. Teeth will be small and well defined, and his smile endearing.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Enganese eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Enganese nose
Coat Color Possibilities
fawn Enganese coat
red Enganese coat
white Enganese coat
black Enganese coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Enganese wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Enganese Breed Maintenance

Being a small breed, the Enganese will need adequate dental care. Prone to dentition problems and tooth decay, daily brushing is needed. His nails can be trimmed on a twice monthly basis. To keep his coat looking shiny and full, brush every other day at minimum with a pin brush brush and use a comb to gently work your way through the tangles. If he needs bathing, make certain that you have combed him out well prior to getting him wet so that mats do not occur. If your Enganese has the long coat of the Havanese, he may need clipping every 6 to 8 weeks. Make sure his ears are clean and free of dirt and moisture.

Brushes for Enganese
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Enganese requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Enganese Temperament

Not a pushy dog, the Enganese does love attention and won’t mind asking for it. He is not a handful by any means and gets along with virtually everyone he meets. Children are tolerated well, though they have to be taught to respect this little dog who may snap if a tail is pulled or if he is held too tightly. He may experience anxious behaviors if you have a habit of leaving him alone for long stretches - this is not a dog who will do well if you are out working all day. His gentle heart demands a lot of time from his owner but he will be more than happy to give you much in return.

Enganese Activity Requirements

This hybrid can do quite well living in an apartment as long as he has adequate exercise. Two walks per day and a visit to the dog park several times a week will be best and will prevent your Enganese from becoming bored. He can do well at obedience classes which is another suitable activity. He responds well to being led, and enjoys knowing that he is doing as he should. Owners of the Enganese say has an attitude that is endearing and he is always eager to learn.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
5 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes
activity minutes

Enganese Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.70 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Enganese Owner Experiences

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