English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel

Quick Facts

  • Weight: 45 – 55 kilos | male
    40 – 50 kilos | feminine
  • Height: 19 – 21 inches | male
    18 – 20 inches | feminine

The Look of a English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniels are medium-sized canine with compact our bodies and medium-length coats that develop feathery on their lengthy ears, legs, chest and stomach. Their heads are sturdy with out seeming heavy, and their faces have a chiseled form that provides them a pleasing expression. Their eyes are medium-sized, oval-shaped and considerably sunken, giving off a vibrant and loving expression. They have lengthy necks (in regards to the size of their heads) that slope all the way down to deep, developed chests. Their tails are often docked, and their flat or wavy coats can are available in black & white, liver & white, or blue or liver roan. Overall, English Springer Spaniels have a gallant, alert and durable look.

Traits

  • Lovable
  • Social
  • Great with children
  • Courageous
  • Lively
  • Loyal
  • Durable

Ideal Human Companion

  • Sportsmen
  • Active, Outdoorsy varieties
  • Families

What They Are Like to Live With

English Springer Spaniels are a superb mixture of durability and dignity. They have an outgoing allure that mixes properly with household events, picnics or dinner events, but in addition they can deal with lengthy, chilly days outside. For lots of of years, English Springer Spaniels have been cherished for his or her potential to change to “household mode” after lengthy days of searching.

English Springer Spaniels love all people, and all people loves them. They are humble sufficient to adapt to baby’s play, however they’re safe sufficient to be snug round strangers and different pets. They are fantastic playmates for kids and greet most strangers with an open coronary heart. However, they’ve nice protecting instincts and will certainly sound the alarm in the event that they sense a risk.

Things You Should Know

English Springers are people-oriented canine. They want plenty of consideration, companionship and optimistic suggestions to really feel settled and centered. Left alone for too lengthy, they’ll get bored. And a bored English Springer Spaniel may dig up a backyard, bark for no cause or chew on footwear.

Springers can simply adapt to residences or big-city conditions. They want loads of out of doors train, nevertheless, and have a particular affection for water.

A wholesome English Springer Spaniel can stay so long as 14 years. Common well being points embrace hip dysplasia, epilepsy and eye issues. They are pretty simple to groom, however they do shed all year long. Regular brushing will preserve their medium-length coats manageable and looking out good. Also, English Springer Spaniels have a tendency to realize weight. Don’t overfeed them or neglect their day by day walks.

English Springer Spaniel History

Dating again to the 1600s, Springer Spaniels have lengthy been prized for his or her potential to help hunters by driving or “springing” birds from bushes, timber and fields. In the late1880s, Springer Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels usually appeared in the identical litters, and it was not till 1902 that they have been categorized as distinct breeds primarily based on dimension (the Springer being the bigger canine, in fact). The AKC first registered the breed in 1927, and to this present day English Springer Spaniels proceed to be valued for his or her agility, searching expertise, obedience and companionship.