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English Springer Spaniel Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about English Springer Spaniel so you can get to know the breed more.

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English Springer Spaniel
OriginEngland
Other Names
What other names does the English Springer Spaniel have? The dog breed also known as...
Springer Spaniel
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is English Springer Spaniel recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1910 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Is English Springer Spaniel recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Flushing Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the English Springer Spaniel breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilContinental Kennel ClubNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel ClubUnited Kennel ClubCanadian Canine Registry
Price
How much does the English Springer Spaniel puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? English Springer Spaniel price:
$700-$800
If you choose to purchase the English Springer Spaniel, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a English Springer Spaniel for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the English Springer Spaniel gets to a happy place.

English Springer Spaniel History

Spaniel types of breeds have a very long and extensive history. It is thought that the breeds are originated from Spain, many centuries ago, and the Spaniels have presumably taken parts of the world by the Romans or via their trading ships. The name Spaniel is also derived from their place of origin, Hispania, or Spain as we know it today. Spaniel-like dogs were mentioned in Welsh law as early as 300 A.D.

The English Springer Spaniel’s history can be traced back to the 14th century, in England. The breed was developed long before guns were invented, the spaniels were used during hunting for the purpose of flushing game birds or small animals by springing at them and driving them into the open so they could be captured by hunting hawks, coursing hounds, or nets flung over them. The first written document presenting the English Springer Spaniel was published in the 14th century, by a French lord and hunter, describing the work of hunting dogs in his “Book of the Chase”. Official distinction between the land and the water spaniels was found in historical records dating from the 16th century. A century after that, the land Spaniel was divided into two categories, the Springing Spaniel, and the Crouching Spaniel. The Springing type was later divided further according to the dogs’ sizes, from this the Cocker Spaniel and the English Spaniel have arisen. Smaller dogs in the litter were used for hunting woodcock, thus they were called Cockers, on the other hand, the larger pups in the same litter would be used to flush game and were called Springers. Later, as firearms were invented during the 17th century, Spaniels proved themselves to be especially useful adept at flushing game for shooters.

The first Springer Spaniel ever to be recorded was born in 1812, this specimen was called Mop 1, and it was responsible for a lineage of dogs that became increasingly popular in the Norfolk region of England. The Kennel Club of England recognized the English Springer Spaniel in 1902. Later, in 1913, a Canadian breeder imported one English Springer Spaniel specimen. Ten years later, in 1923, the AKC (American Kennel Club) also recognized the breed, as one of the most popular ones at that time. A year later, the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association was founded. During the early 1940s, field trial enthusiasts started to breed the dogs with qualities that would produce the top results in the field, meanwhile show fanatics started to focus on specimens that were both consistent with the breed's standard while having the "flash" to win in the show ring. Interestingly, these two variants of the English Springer Spaniel are not inter-bred even today. Both the field-bred and the show-bred types have a keen sense of smell, good working abilities, endurance above all, style, and a good overall appearance. Both types have the instinct to work and can be trained to the gun, but only very few English Springer Spaniels work in both field and show events. The last dual champion excelling both at field-work, and conformation was a specimen named Green Valley Punch in 1938.

Besides being excellent gundogs, the English Springer Spaniels are also used today as sniffer dogs by the police, aiding at search-and-rescue cases, and in the detection of bombs, drugs, dead or missing humans, and counterfeit materials. Furthermore, the English Springer Spaniel has proven themselves to be excellent family companions too. Even President George H. W. Bush owned an English Springer Spaniel, named Millie, and she was one of the most famous presidential pets. There was even a book entitled “Millie’s Book: As Dictated to Barbara Bush.

English Springer Spaniel General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? English Springer Spaniel size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the English Springer Spaniel weigh? English Springer Spaniel weight:
Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the English Springer Spaniel? English Springer Spaniel average weight:
Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the English Springer Spaniel? English Springer Spaniel height:
Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm), Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? English Springer Spaniel average height:
Male: 20 inches (52 cm), Female:19 inches (48.5 cm)

English Springer Spaniel Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the English Springer Spaniel have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Feathered
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper English Springer Spaniel's coat?
WhiteLiverTanBlack
Grooming
How to groom the English Springer Spaniel and how often?
Advanced: The English Springer Spaniel requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your English Springer Spaniel a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your English Springer Spaniel, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do English Springer Spaniel dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Springer Spaniel? English Springer Spaniel shedding level:
English Springer Spaniels shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

English Springer Spaniel Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the English Springer Spaniel have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AffectionateCheerfulIntelligentSocialAlertEnergeticPlayful
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the English Springer Spaniel? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: English Springer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are English Springer Spaniel dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
English Springer Spaniels are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The English Springer Spaniel is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? English Springer Spaniel sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. English Springer Spaniels don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
English Springer Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Springer Spaniel need? English Springer Spaniel social needs:
English Springer Spaniels are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do English Springer Spaniel dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Springer Spaniel bark?
Average: The English Springer Spaniel barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is English Springer Spaniel good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
English Springer Spaniels are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do English Springer Spaniel dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
English Springer Spaniels are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do English Springer Spaniel bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Springer Spaniel? What are the odds of getting bitten by a English Springer Spaniel? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The English Springer Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the English Springer Spaniel do?
English Springer Spaniels have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but English Springer Spaniels need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the English Springer Spaniel to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does English Springer Spaniel roam?
Wanderlust potential of the English Springer Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does English Springer Spaniel have high prey drive?
English Springer Spaniels have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that English Springer Spaniel dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is English Springer Spaniel good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya English Springer Spaniel fajta. Jó, ha van egy kis kerted, ahová néha kimehet elintézni dolgát, ugyanakkor ez egyáltalán nem fontos. Napi egy-két sétával kellőképpen lemozgathatod, így nem jelenthet gondot English Springer Spaniel tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
English Springer Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
English Springer Spaniels do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where English Springer Spaniel dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

English Springer Spaniel Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? English Springer Spaniel temperament with other people:
English Springer Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are English Springer Spaniel dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? English Springer Spaniel temperament with children:
English Springer Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do English Springer Spaniel dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
English Springer Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is English Springer Spaniel good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do English Springer Spaniel dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
English Springer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the English Springer Spaniel can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are English Springer Spaniels good office dogs? Do English Springer Spaniels make good office friendly dogs? Can English Springer Spaniels be office dogs?
No
English Springer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do English Springer Spaniel dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Springer Spaniel temperament with senior people? Are English Springer Spaniel dogs good for elderly owners?
English Springer Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do English Springer Spaniel dogs get along with other pets? Are English Springer Spaniel dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
English Springer Spaniels are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is English Springer Spaniel breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
English Springer Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can English Springer Spaniel be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). English Springer Spaniel is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can English Springer Spaniel be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a English Springer Spaniel be an emotional support animal?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. English Springer Spaniel is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can English Springer Spaniel be a sniffer dog?
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. English Springer Spaniel breed is a good choice for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can English Springer Spaniel be a search and rescue dog?
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The English Springer Spaniel breed is a good choice for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can English Springer Spaniel be a boat dog?
Not really
English Springer Spaniel breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can English Springer Spaniel be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. English Springer Spaniel is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

English Springer Spaniel Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do English Springer Spaniel dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
English Springer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the English Springer Spaniel breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the English Springer Spaniel breed? Most common health risks of English Springer Spaniel:
AllergiesEar InfectionsEctropionHip DysplasiaPhosphofructokinase deficiency (Tarui disease, PFK)Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Retinal Dysplasia
Life Expectancy
How long do English Springer Spaniel dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a English Springer Spaniel be?
10-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the English Springer Spaniel breed hypoallergenic?
No
English Springer Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the English Springer Spaniel have? What is the activity level of the English Springer Spaniel?
English Springer Spaniels are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do English Springer Spaniel dogs require per day?
English Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
English Springer Spaniels don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the English Springer Spaniel need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? English Springer Spaniel risk for obesity:
Average. The English Springer Spaniel has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the English Springer Spaniel's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The English Springer Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the English Springer Spaniel drool?
The English Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the English Springer Spaniel could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the English Springer Spaniel. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

English Springer Spaniel Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female English Springer Spaniel: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the English Springer Spaniel have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the English Springer Spaniel have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-10 puppies

English Springer Spaniel Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: English Springer Spaniel is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: English Springer Spaniels are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: English Springer Spaniels are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Kimondottan lakásbarát kutya English Springer Spaniel fajta.
  • Drooling tendency: The English Springer Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: English Springer Spaniels adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: English Springer Spaniels are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: English Springer Spaniels are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: English Springer Spaniels are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog: A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
  • Search and Rescue Dog (SAR): The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: English Springer Spaniels don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The English Springer Spaniel requires a lot of grooming.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the English Springer Spaniel is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: English Springer Spaniels do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: English Springer Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: English Springer Spaniels are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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English Springer Spaniel Comments, Reviews & Questions

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  • Laken

    Sep 2, 2019, 1:54:06 AM:

    I love these babies!! they are so sweet