English toy spaniel

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English toy spaniel,

breed of toy dogtoy dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate very small breeds of dogs kept as pets. Some are selectively bred diminutive forms of larger breeds and others are naturally small.
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 perfected in England over many centuries. It stands about 10 in. (25 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 9 to 12 lb (4–5 kg). Its long, silky coat is soft and wavy and forms a fringe of longer hair on the ears, chest, back of legs, and tail. English toy spaniels are divided into four groups corresponding to different color combinations: the King Charles is black with rich mahogany markings; the Prince Charles is white, black, and tan; the ruby is chestnut red; and the Blenheim is red and white. The English toy spaniel originated in Asia thousands of years ago and became very popular as a pet in England during the 17th cent. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal, fox, and tanuki also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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