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King Charles Spaniel

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King Charles Spaniel
 
Alternative names
English Toy Spaniel
Country of origin
England
Common nicknames
 
Classification and breed standards
FCI: Group 9 Section 7 #128  
AKC: Toy  
ANKC: Group 1 Toys  
CKC: Toy  
KC (UK): Toy  
NZKC: Toy  
UKC: Companion  
Not recognized by any major kennel club
This breed of dog is extinct
Notes
 

The King Charles Spaniel (known as the English Toy Spaniel in the U.S. and Canada) is a small breed of dog in the spaniel category. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a different breed, although it is descended from and sometimes referred to as a King Charles Spaniel.

History

The breed originated in Renaissance-era Great Britain as a companion dog for royalty, although in that era the breed more closely resembled the modern Cavalier King Charles Spaniel than contemporary English Toys. Crosses between long-snouted toy spaniels and short-snouted breeds such as the Pug or Japanese Chin in the 18th and 19th centuries led to the breed's current appearance.


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