English Springer Spaniel Dog Breed

English Springer Spaniel Standing Outside
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  • Other names:
  • Springer Spaniel
Overview

The English Springer Spaniel is an agile and athletic dog breed which was originally bred as a gun dog to flush game in fields. This active breed does well with children and is eager to please their family making them an ideal companion for active owners.

It is not uncommon for working English Springer Spaniels to have a slightly different physical appearance than show English Springer Spaniels. This is due to the breed being segregated for several decades.

English Springer Spaniel Breed Details

Breed Specs
TypeLifespanHeightWeight
Purebred9-15 yrs.18-22 in.45-55 lbs
  • Friendliness
  • Overall
  • Family Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Maintenance
  • Easy to Groom
  • Energy Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • General Health
  • Shedding Amount
  • Behavior
  • Barks / Howls
  • Easy to Train
  • Guard Dog
  • Playfulness
  • Watch Dog
  • Ownership
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Can Be Alone
  • Good for Busy Owners
  • Good for Novice Owners
  • Intelligence
* The more green the stronger the trait.

Below are the breed details for the English Springer Spaniel.

English Springer Spaniel Breed Description

The English Springer Spaniel is a medium sized dog. Adults generally stand 18-22 inches tall (from ground to shoulder) and weigh around 50 pounds. Their size makes them ideal for transportation and living in smaller homes (as long as they get adequate exercise).

The breed does well with children (especially if they are introduced to kids while a puppy) and do well with other dogs. However, since the English Springer Spaniel is a hunting dog they will have a strong prey instinct which can be an issue for families with smaller pets. English Springers usually don't make the best guard dogs since they will quickly warm to any stranger that gives them attention.

English Springer Spaniels are a moderate maintenance dog. They require adequate exercise and generally need 30-60 minutes of activity daily to help them dispose of their energy. The breed sheds year round, but brushing their coat three times per week will keep their coat clean and most of the hair off your clothes and furniture.

English Springer Spaniel Coloring

Below are common coat colors of the English Springer Spaniel.

English Springer Spaniel Photos

Below are pictures of the English Springer Spaniel dog breed.

Liver & White English Springer Spaniel
Liver & White English Springer Spaniel
Liver & White English Springer Spaniel Puppy
Liver & White English Springer Spaniel
English Springer Spaniel Standing Outside

English Springer Spaniel Health

Below are health issues and concerns most common in English Springer Spaniels

  • Allergies
  • Ear Infections
  • Ectropion
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Pfk Deficiency
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Retinal Dysplasia
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English Springer Spaniel Breed Recognition

The following dog breed registries and organizations recognize the English Springer Spaniel as a dog breed:

  • American Canine Registry
  • America's Pet Registry
  • Australian National Kennel Council
  • Canadian Canine Registry
  • Canadian Kennel Club
  • Continental Kennel Club
  • Dog Registry of America Inc.
  • Federation Cynologique Internationale
  • Kennel Club of Great Britain
  • National Kennel Club
  • New Zealand Kennel Club
  • North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
  • United Kennel Club
  • American Canine Association, Inc.
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