OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED BY THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB IN 1886
English Toy Spaniel Club of America, Inc.
"Uniting fanciers and promoting the Breed."
The English Toy Spaniel Club of America is a member club of the American Kennel Club and is recognized as the national parent club. Also known as Charlies, the English Toy Spaniel breed is a member of the Toy Group and is represented by two varieties distinguished by color; the Blenheim and Prince Charles variety and the King Charles and Ruby variety.
Letter from ETSCA President
Dear ETSCA members,
The Board of the ETSCA met earlier this week to discuss our National Specialty. I will assume that it comes as no surprise that we must announce a change in the date for our National Specialty given the COVID-19 cancellation of the Memorial Day weekend shows for the Apple Blossom Cluster in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
After much discussion, the Board has decided to change the date of the 2020 ETSCA National Specialty to Friday, September 4, 2020. The date was previously reserved for the ETSCA Regional Specialty that is typically held in conjunction with the Des Moines Kennel Club (DMKC) shows in Des Moines, Iowa. The event this year falls on Labor Day weekend.
For those members that have attended the ETSCA Regional Specialty in Des Moines, you are already familiar with the high caliber of the venue and the open arms that the DMKC has extended to our Parent Club. Details regarding the logistics of 2020 National Specialty will be forthcoming, but the Show Committee has already confirmed the host hotel, catering, and other event-specific details that are part of the event weekend. In addition, the Board has confirmed that the judge for our 2020 event, Mr. Terry Stacey, is available and has committed to judging our National Specialty as planned.
We realize this change may be inconvenience for some, but the Board unanimously agreed that canceling the 2020 ETSCA National Specialty was not an option.
The Board is convinced that the 2020 ETSCA National Specialty will be a great success. As mentioned, details regarding the National Specialty and the weekend schedule of events are forthcoming this week.
Please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the Board members with any questions that you may have. Our thoughts go out to you, your families, your pets, and your communities during this pandemic.
Please stay safe, stay well, and stay home.
Bruce Van Deman
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ENGLISH TOY SPANIEL
The Breed Standard
The English Toy Spaniel is a compact, cobby and essentially square toy dog possessed of a short-nosed, domed head, a merry and affectionate demeanor and a silky, flowing coat. His compact, sturdy body and charming temperament, together with his rounded head, lustrous dark eye, and well cushioned face, proclaim him a dog of distinction and character. The important characteristics of the breed are exemplified by the head.
Do you want to add a "Charlie" to your life?
Members of the ETSCA are eager and willing to assist you in locating an English Toy Spaniel. All members that you will be referred to are members in good standing with the American Kennel Club and of the English Toy Spaniel Club of America. In addition, each member has signed the ETSCA Code of Ethics and agrees to perform ETSCA recommended health testing on their dogs. For a list of members participating in the Breeder Referral Program, please contact