Spaniel–English Springer

The English Springer Spaniel, or Springer is a medium-sized dog with a big heart. Their floppy ears and big, dark hazel eyes will make you melt, and gave rise to the phrase 'Spaniel Eyes'. The Springer is a well balanced dog that moves quickly and gracefully, it's silky feathered belly, legs and chest flowing in the breeze.

Other Names
Springer
Country of Origin
Great Britain
Colour
Black and white or liver and white or a combination of either with tan, known as a tricoloured coat.
Size
Medium
Height / Weight
Height: 49 - 51cms for males—bitches 48 - 50cms. Weight: Males 23 - 24kgs and bitches 24 - 25kgs.
Health
The feathering of the English Springer Spaniel can make it prone to infection but this can be prevented as long as it is groomed and cleaned regularly. Breeder screening is recommended to check for eye problems and hip dysplasia, responsible breeders should be able to provide a certificate.
Life Span
12-15 years
Intelligence
The English Springer Spaniel is hardy and bright dog. They are quick to learn, eager to please and usually well behaved. They tend to be easy to train without undesirable temperaments. The Springer is a fantastic family pet, who loves to spend time with their pack and are suitable for less experienced owners.
Exercise
Medium
Suitability (Children)
Medium
Feeding

The young Springer tends to be a greedy eater and  can be prone to obesity during the formative months. Owners should ensure that their English Springer Spaniel's stick to a strict dietary regime monitoring serving size and nutritional value.

Feeding Cost
$10-$15 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
The English Springer Spaniel will happily run all day if given the chance. To keep them stimulated they will need plenty of exercise! The English Springer Spaniel is thrilled to exercise with the whole family and will settle down once they have expended some of their excess energy. The springer really needs to be in a home that can meet their exercise needs.
Ailments
The feathering of the English Springer Spaniel can make it prone to infection but this can be prevented as long as it is groomed and cleaned regularly. Breeder screening is recommended to check for eye problems and hip dysplasia, responsible breeders should be able to provide a certificate.
Hair Shed
Moderate
Grooming

The English Springer Spaniel has a luxurious coat of a medium length. The coat is waterproof, weather proof and even thorn proof. Some trimming may be required around the feathers, and regular grooming is essential. If you've been out and about you will need to check the coat for twigs, matts and grass which can become caught in the coat.

Grooming Frequency
More than once a week
Trimming
Occasional
One of the oldest sporting gun dogs and originally used for finding and 'springing' game, the English Springer Spaniel, like all Spaniels can trace its history to Spain. The Spaniels were all considered to be of the same breed until the 1600s, when they were split according to their sizes, with the English Springer Spaniel coming from the larger dogs. In 1892, Cocker and Springer Spaniels were separated with breed standards written for each breed, they were subsequently recognised by the British Kennel Club in 1902, and in America in 1927.


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