English Springer Spaniel Dog Breed Information

English Springer Spaniel Quick Facts
English Springer Spaniel
Breed Group: Sporting
Origen: England
Nickname: Springer Spaniel
Weight: 40-50 lbs
Height: 18-21 inches
Color(s): Black or liver with white, black or liver roan, or tricolored (black or liver and white with tan markings); also white with black or liver markings.

English Springer Spaniel Appearance

The English Springer Spaniel is a medium size sporting dog, with a muscular body and alert expression. The English Springer Spaniel is similar to the English Cocker Spaniel only bigger in size. They are the largest of the Spaniel breeds. Their eyes are medium size and oval in shape. Eye color can be either dark hazel or dark brown depending on the coat. They have long, hanging ears. The tails is medium size and carried horizontally most of the time.

The coat is medium size and wavy with feathering on the legs and tail. Sometime they have freckles on the muzzle and legs. The most common colors can be Black or liver with white, black, liver roan or tricolor (black or liver and white with tan markings); also white with black or liver markings. The weight of the English Springer Spaniel is around 40-50 pounds and the height is around 18-21 inches.

English Springer Spaniel Temperament

The English Springer Spaniel is friendly, easygoing, affectionate and loyal to its owner. They are also smart, willing to please and easy to train. The English Springer Spaniels are great hunters on either land or water under difficult conditions making them the ideal hunting companion. They are good with children, household pets (except births) and can become aggressive with other dogs of the same sex.

Is English Springer Spaniel the Right Dog Breed for You?

English Springer Spaniels adapt well to must living situations and will do fine in an apartment if enough exercise is provided. They are highly energetic, active and need at least an hour of hard strenuous exercise every day. The English Springer Spaniel thrives on human communication and must be with their family as much as possible.

English Springer Spaniel Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the English Springer Spaniel is around 12-14 years.

English Springer Spaniel Health problems

The English Springer Spaniel is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are Enzyme deficiency, Elbow dysplasia, hip dysplasia, PRA (Progressive retinal Atrophy) and rage syndrome or SOA (Sudden Onset Aggression).

English Springer Spaniel Care and Grooming

The English Springer Spaniel require regular grooming with a stiff bristle brush to prevent matting. Use dry shampoo occasionally and bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Over bathing or frequent bathing your dog will strip the oils from the coat and may cause severe skin irritations and possible allergy type reactions. Their ears should be check at least ones a week to avoid infections. Some clipping and trimming are advice every month or two for optimal look. This breed tends to gain weight easily and must not be overfed.

English Springer Spaniel Shedding

The English Springer Spaniel is a heavy shedder; you'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home, therefore is not best suited for those with allergies.