English Springer Spaniel
The versatile English Springer Spaniel has a life expectancy of 12 to 14 years.
The first recorded mention of the spaniel breed appear in documents from the 16th century. The spaniel was believed to have originated in Spain then spread throughout Europe by the Romans.
In England, two types of spaniels were developed from the same litter. The smaller Spaniels, called “Cockers,” were used to hunt woodcocks. The larger Spaniels, called “Springers,” were used to flush out or “spring” birds and other game. By 1902, the English Springer Spaniel and Cocker Spaniel would come to be known as two distinct breeds.
The English Springer Spaniel is a sturdy dog that weighs 35 to 50 pounds and 19 to 20 inches.
The English Springer Spaniel has a double coat that is either flat or wavy with feathering on their bellies, chests, legs and ears. The English Springer Spaniel’s coat should be brushed three times a week, bathed monthly and professionally trimmed every six to eight weeks. In addition, the English Springer Spaniel’s long ears must be checked regularly for signs of infection or irritation.
Like all dogs, the English Springer Spaniel also needs basic grooming. Brush their teeth and trim their nails on a regular basis.
The English Springer Spaniel is a wonderful companion and a tireless athlete.
The adaptable English Springer Spaniel can fulfill many roles. They have the endurance to be hunting dogs, the playful spirit to be family dogs and the intelligence to be show dogs.
English Springer Spaniels are eternally happy and outgoing. They are very social and adore people. English Springer Spaniels need their family around them or they can develop separation anxiety.
The English Springer Spaniel is also energetic and curious. As puppies, they can be rather rambunctious. English Springer Spaniels love their playtime.
English Springer Spaniels are smart and eager to please, making them easy to train. They do well in all types of advanced training and excel at obedience, agility, dock diving, rally and flyball.
English Springer Spaniels do best with lots of praise and a kind attitude. English Springer Spaniels can be very sensitive and will shut down if treated harshly.
The English Springer Spaniel is athletic and loves to run. This breed has lots of endurance and needs regular activity to be happy and healthy. English Springer Spaniels also require mental simulation in addition to physical exercise. Advanced training is a natural fit for this breed.