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English Springer Spaniel

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height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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English Springer Spaniel

All About the English Springer Spaniel

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Average Height & Weight

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.

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English Springer Spaniel


Typical Coloring

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.




Activity Level

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.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

10 to 14 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

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.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

English Springer Spaniels have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.



English Springer Spaniel


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

English Springer Spaniels make wonderful family pets. They are affectionate with children, friendly toward other dogs and very friendly toward other household pets.




Fun Facts  


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