English Springer Spaniel Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:n/a
  • Size:Medium
  • Ease of Training:High
  • Grooming:Medium
  • Shedding:medium (seasonal)
  • Exercise Needed:Walking and running everyday
  • Energy Level:Medium/High
  • Protection:Makes an effective watchdog
  • Good with Children:Yes, when raised with them
  • Health Clearances:OFA, CERF
  • Weight:Male: 50; Female: 40 lbs
  • Height:Male: 19-21, Female 18-20 inches
  • Coat Colour:Black or liver with white, black or liver roan, or tricolored (black or liver and white with tan markings); also white with black or liver markings

English Springer Spaniel Coat

The English Springer Spaniel has a coat that is of moderate length. It is weather-resistant, straight, lies close to the body, and is glossy. There is feathering on the brisket, chest, ears, and legs. The coat color comes in black and white, liver and white, and there may be tan markings. English Springer Spaniels are average shedders.

English Springer Spaniel Character

The English Springer Spaniel excels not only in hunting on both land and water, but is an ideal family pet as well. They are a compact and medium sized breed, and are extremely athletic. Their expression is trusting, kind, and alert. This breed is hardy, sturdy, more quick and powerful than all other Spaniels.

English Springer Spaniel Temperament

English Springer Spaniels are sociable, gregarious, and gentle. They are also courageous, highly intelligent, and sincere. They are excellent with children and love everyone. The English Springer Spaniel thrives on human interaction and must be with their family as much as possible. If they are left alone for extended periods of time they will become destructive and are prone to excessive barking. They are good with other pets, but may not tolerate same sex dogs. They are not suitable for homes with pet birds.

English Springer Spaniel Care

This breed requires regular grooming with a stiff bristle brush. Bathing or dry shampooing should only be done when necessary. Their ears must be cleaned and checked on a consistent basis. It is important to keep the hair on the feet trimmed to prevent burrs or other objects from becoming imbedded.

English Springer Spaniel Activity

This breed is energetic and requires daily exercise. They have the ability to thrive in the country as well as the city. They enjoy brisk walks, bicycling, ball chasing, and swimming. They will do well in an apartment dwelling provided they are sufficiently exercised and given a safe space to run. It is important to remember that the English Springer Spaniel be given plenty of attention and stimulation.

English Springer Spaniel Health and Life Expectancy

The lifespan of the English Springer Spaniel is around 12 years, and there are a number of health problems that may be associated with this breed. This includes ectropion, glaucoma, retinal problems, vWD, SAS, HD, PRA, and epilepsy. Thyroid problems, allergies, and skin conditions can also affect the breed. Parents of the English Springer Spaniel puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates. They are prone to hip dysplasia, PRA, PFK, and epilepsy. This breed tends to gain weight easily and must not be overfed. The English Springer Spaniel has recently become afflicted with a serious personality disorder called "Rage Syndrome". A rare disorder, this syndrome will cause an otherwise normal dog to go into a sudden rage and viciously attack. Should this occur, the English Springer Spaniel will not respond to any commands. This condition has been found to be a form of epilepsy and is treatable.