English Toy Spanese

9-14 lbs
English Toy Spaniel

The English Toy Spanese is a stubborn, playful little hybrid that is a mix between the English Toy Spaniel and the Pekingese. This hybrid will make a great companion to busy owners due to his low energy and activity needs. He does require socialization and training though, as he may not tolerate children and other pets. He can be a barker and a howler, so if living in an apartment make sure it’s a pet-friendly zone.

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

English Toy Spanese Health

Average Size
Male English Toy Spanese size stats
Height: 6-10 inches Weight: 9-14 lbs
Female English Toy Spanese size stats
Height: 6-10 inches Weight: 9-14 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Anesthesia Sensitivity/Allergy
  • Intervertebral Disk Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Cleft Palate
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
  • Skin Infections
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Blood Chemistry

English Toy Spanese Breed History

Originating over 2000 years ago, the Pekingese is said to be one of the oldest dogs in the world. This ancient breed originated in China and was the treasured, loyal companion of many aristocratic families. In fact, these dogs were considered to be so prized that even commoners at the time were supposed to bow down in their presence. The Pekingese were eventually slowly smuggled out of China, making their way to many British and American dog shows. In 1906 the enchanting Pekingese was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club. The English Toy Spaniel is a small breed of dogs that were originally used to flush animals out of their dens for their masters. Not as proficient at the duty as larger dogs were, they later became furry friends of royalty and the aristocracy including King Charles II of England, King Henry III of France, the Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia, Princess Margaret the Countess of Snowdon, and Queen Elizabeth II who also is known for her love of the Corgi. 

English Toy Spanese Breed Appearance

The Pekingese parent breed tends to have very broad features, particularly around the head, chest and jaw region. Their faces are rounded where ears are often flopped down and are in the shape of a heart. Eyes are round, large and are set wide apart on the face. The English Toy Spaniel tends to have a small round head as well. These breeds often have pushed back muzzles but not as flat as the Pekingese. Your English Toy Spanese will likely have features that can either take on a single parent breed more, or may fall somewhere in the middle. The hybrids, like their parent breeds, tend to have compact, muscular, long bodies. The bite can either be under or overshot. Coats are dense and can be soft and wavy or dense and straight, depending on which parent breed's genes prevail. Tails can either be high and slightly curved if your hybrid is more Pekingese, or may be long and straighter if your hybrid takes on more Spaniel.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown English Toy Spanese eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black English Toy Spanese nose
Coat Color Possibilities
cream English Toy Spanese coat
black English Toy Spanese coat
brown English Toy Spanese coat
fawn English Toy Spanese coat
sable English Toy Spanese coat
gray English Toy Spanese coat
red English Toy Spanese coat
white English Toy Spanese coat
brindle English Toy Spanese coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
English Toy Spanese straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

English Toy Spanese Breed Maintenance

These hybrids can be considered average to high maintenance as they tend to have very long, dense coats which will require regular brushing. If you have a hybrid that has taken on more of a Pekingese coat then you should brush their coat with a pin brush or de-shedding comb at least twice a week. Additionally, your hybrid will likely have wrinkles (a feature of the Pekingese) and these will require weekly cleaning with a damp cloth at least once a week. Other areas owners should focus on maintaining are the ears and eyes.  The ears can get quite dirty and prone to infection since they are flopped. Eyes can get mucky and develop tear stains on the fur, this should be wiped with a washcloth as well. Nail trimming and teeth cleaning should be done on a regular basis as part of the normal routine.

Brushes for English Toy Spanese
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
English Toy Spanese requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

English Toy Spanese Temperament

These hybrids are quite placid, affectionate and regal. For the most part, the English Toy Spanese is known to be easy to train, however, they will require a lot of socialization as they have the tendency to play top-dog. As the Pekingese parent breed is not considered to be a child-friendly breed, it can be assumed that the hybrid may not be well suited to households with young children as they may get easily irritated and lack patience. This breed may be worrisome and cautious around strangers and other pets. Give them the chance to practice their meet and greet skills by attending obedience classes.

English Toy Spanese Activity Requirements

The English Toy Spanese likes a bit of order in his life. He'll enjoy a regimen of exercise and will expect a couple of walks per day so that he can stretch his legs and see who's out and about. He will do well in both an apartment setting and a home in the suburbs or the country. He is adaptable and that is one of the endearing things about him.

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

English Toy Spanese Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.80 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

English Toy Spanese Owner Experiences

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