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English Springer Spaniel Info

English Springer Spaniel Breed Information

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Origin: England Male Height: 19-21" Female Height: 18-20"
Size: Medium Male Weight: 45-55 lbs Female Weight: 40-50 lbs
Lifespan: 12-14 years Litter Size: 5-7 pups Hair Length: Medium

Official English Springer Spaniel Description

The English Springer Spaniel is a breed that is typically medium-sized, with a head well-proportioned to the size of its compact body. Its front feet are compact, and its front legs are straight. It has wide, long-ish ears that hang close to its cheeks. Males of the breed can grow to about 19 to 21 inches and weight 45 to 55 pounds, while the females reach 18 to 20 inches and 40 to 50 pounds. Puppies of the English Springer Spaniel is valued between $350 and $1000. The breed is a descendant of the Norfolk or Shropshire Spaniels from the 19th century and is a close relation of the English Cocker Spaniel and the Welsh Springer Spaniel. These breeds are believed to have started evolving differently from each other just over a century ago. Believed to have come from Aqualane Kennels three dogs (Mop I, Mop II, and Frisk), the English Springer Spaniel gained official breed status in 1902. The English Springer Spaniel is a breed that is usually used for flushing out or retrieving game. In fact, the "springer" in its name is believed to have come from its origins as a hunting dog, which means they usually "spring" game fowl into the air. It can be useful for hunting both on land and in water. Some dogs of this breed are also groomed for show, while others are utilized as sniffer dogs for military, police or security units.

Breed Characteristics

Group Sporting Drooler
Size Medium Guard Dog
Yard Needs Medium Yard Easy to Train
Kid Friendly
Active Indoors
Apartment Friendly
Exercise Demands
Stranger Friendly
Pet Friendly
Brushing Requirements
Tolerates Cold
Tolerates Heat

Breed Overview

The English Springer Spaniel is a Medium dog breed, with a starting weight of 40 lbs for females, and can reach 55 lbs for males. It is officially part of the Sporting group and recognized by the ACR, AKC, ANKC, APRI, CKC, DRA, FCI, KCGB, NKC, NZKC, UKC. Some critical information for potential owners. The English Springer Spaniel breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 14 years, Medium hair, and an average price of around $555. Breeders interested in the English Springer Spaniel should know that the average litter size is between 5 to 7 puppies.

English Springer Spaniel Temperament

While most popular as a hunting dog, the English Springer Spaniel is a mild-mannered, even-tempered breed. It is gentle, playful, energetic, and sociable, and they make great playmates for children. They are also quite intelligent, easily picking up lessons and are quite skillful. Their intelligent, playful nature requires that their owners regularly give them exercise and constantly provide them with mental challenges. Without much interaction from people and devoid of things to hold its curiossity, the English Springer Spaniel can get frustrated, leading it to bark noisily at best andf to become destructive at worst. Since it is always willing to learn, the English Springer Spaniel is easy to teach. However, its owners must make sure that they be trained from a young age with gentle authority. Adolescents of this breed, most especially, are sensitive to the authority of owners or trainers and can become quite unruly if they sense that they are of stronger mind than their humans.

English Springer Spaniel Living Area

The living area for a Springer Spaniel all depends on how much exercise you can provide for the dog. If you are able to take the dog for long walks or runs, and keep its energy level neutralized, it will do fine in an apartment. However, if the dog does not get enough exercise you may have problems in a small environment. The dog will do best with a medium to large size yard, preferably with some source of water for swimming so it can burn off excess energy.

Health Problems

The English Springer Spaniel is a healthy breed and can generally live for 12 to 14 years. The most common serious illnesses that it suffers from are epilepsy, the blood disorder PFK, PRA (symptoms affect the eyes), hip dyslapsia, and HD. Without proper exercise and with just a bit of overfeeding, it can easily gain weight. The breed, most especially the show variety, can also show symptoms of "rage syndrome."

English Springer Spaniel Coat

Its coat is medium length, with large patches composed of two colors—one of which is usually white, and the other liver, black, or tan.

Grooming Your English Springer Spaniel

Regular brushing with a stiff bristle brush will keep the Springer looking good and happy. Only shampoo the dog on an as needed basis or you may dry out its coat. Examine the ears regularly for signs of infection, and keep the feet trimmed to prevent burrs and knots.

English Springer Spaniel Dog Colors

Most English Springer Spaniels have large patches made up of 2 colors, however some are also tri-colored. Its nose is generally either black or liver, with dark brown oval eyes, and with tan markings on the eyebrows, the cheeks, the inside of the ears, and its tail.

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