Country of Origin: United Kingdom
  • Activity Level: high
  • Grooming Level: moderate
  • Trainability: high
  • Adaptability: moderate
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: often
  • Average Size: Medium
  • Average Lifespan: 10-14 years
  • Prey Drive: high
  • Watchdog: chill
  • Registered?: aca, akc
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English Springer Spaniel Breed Profile

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The English Springer Spaniel is a type of gun dog who’s origins are quite different from today’s uses for the breed. The Springer was originally from 70 to 90 lbs and was an ideal and powerful hunting dog. As time has progressed, the breed has gotten smaller in size but maintains the wonderful personality and energetic character that made them a great companion/hunting dog combination. Their outer coats are short to medium in length and weather resistant. They often have freckles on their legs and muzzle. Their colors are black and white, liver and white, and either of those combinations with tan markings.

The English Springer Spaniel is an active, faithful, and loving dog. They are very friendly, sociable, and gentle, which makes them a great family pet. This dog breed is generally good with other pets and children.

English Springer Spaniels are very easy to train. They are highly intelligent and obedient. A novice owner will do well as long as they provide enough activity and exercise for this breed.

Coat can be kept in good condition by brushing occasionally with a hard bristle brush.

The English Springer Spaniel needs plenty of exercise. They are a very energetic canine breed!

The English Springer Spaniel should stand between 19 and 20 inches tall and weigh between 40 and 55 pounds.

10-14 Years