All About the English Springer Spaniel
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The English Springer Spaniel is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.
Males – Height: 19 to 21 inches.
Weight: 50 pounds.
Females – Height: 18 to 20 inches.
Weight: 40 pounds.
English Springer Spaniels are commonly black or liver with white, blue or liver roan, and tricolor.
If there’s one word to describe English Springer Spaniels, it’s enthusiastic. They are cheerful, happy animals with lots of energy. Like most Spaniels, they are eager to please their owners and stay close to them whenever they’re around.
English Springer Spaniels require a high level of exercise!
English Springer Spaniels have playful, energetic natures. They should go on a long walk or play outside for an extended time each day. They also love to hunt. If they do not get the mental and physical stimulation they crave daily, they can develop behavior problems.
- English Springer Spaniels have a medium-length outercoat and a short, dense undercoat.
- The double coat makes the breed effectively weatherproof and thornproof, two qualities that served it well during its hunting days.
- English Springer Spaniels have docked tails and a compact body.
10 to 14 years
The most common health concerns for English Springer Spaniels include otitis externa, canine hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy and elbow dysplasia. Ectropion and entropion are less common but still occur within the breed, while phosphofructokinase deficiency, skin fragility and gastric torsion are seen occasionally.
English Springer Spaniels have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.
English Springer Spaniels make wonderful family pets. They are affectionate with children, friendly toward other dogs and very friendly toward other household pets.
- English Springer Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels are closely related. They were regarded as the same breed until 1902, when the Kennel Club of England recognized the English as separate from the smaller Cockers, which hunted woodcock.
- In England, Sweden and several other countries, English Springer Spaniels are used to sniff out illegal drugs.
- Thanks to its extra-long legs, the English Springer Spaniel is one of the fastest Spaniel breeds.