FEARLESS, CONFIDENT, LOYAL
Origin Gordon Setters originated in the United Kingdom where they were bred to be used for hunting. During the 1820's, the Duke of Gordon, whom the breed is named after, is credited with defining the breed. The ancestors of the Gordon are black & tan setters that have been dated back to England and Scotland in the 1500's. During the 1840's, the first Gordon Setters brought to the United States were dogs that were bred by the Duke of Gordon.
Description The large, domed-shaped head, long ears, and large eyes are some of the distinct features of the English Toy Spaniel. Their coat is straight or can be slightly wavy, silky, and glossy-textured. Their large eyes are dark brown or black with black rims that give them a sad puppy-look. The ears are very long, lie close to the head, and are fringed with long silky hair. The head of the breed is large, domed, and curves far out over the eyes. English Toys have a very short muzzle and a large black nose with wide open nostrils. Their tail is a medium-long length and feathered.
Temperament & Training English Toy Spaniels are a friendly, playful, and affectionate breed towards their owners and make a great family addition. They are easy to get along with, making them great for households with children and other dogs. The breed can be stubborn during training, but with consistent efforts, they can excel. English Toys are good for apartments due to their small size and require only daily walks or good playtime in the yard.