The larger English Springer Spaniel, which was first conceived in the same litters as English Cocker Spaniels, was officially classified as a separate breed in 1902.
The English Springer Spaniel is a joyful, loving, and friendly family dog in addition to being an enthusiastic hunting partner who is employed to flush animals. Springers are well-mannered and extremely trainable dogs that enjoy companionship, require it, and get along with both kids and other pets.
This energetic, hardy breed benefits from exercise and likes family outings like walks, fetch, and swimming.
Sporting breeds with a double coat and long, plush ears include English Springer Spaniels. They are ideal for lengthy days of hunting fieldwork due to their strong bodies and fluid, effective strides.
The trusting nature of a breed bred to coexist and work with humans is conveyed by the Springer’s friendly eyes.
12 to 14 years
The coat of the English Springer Spaniel is white in a variety of hues with black, tan, and liver tones.
Although English Springer Spaniels occasionally shed, this can be reduced with weekly brushing. If not brushed or combed frequently, the longer hair around the Springer’s head, neck, and underside can tangle.
Springers’ coats can also be neatly clipped by their owner or a professional groomer.
Despite being a healthy breed, breeders should keep an eye out for eye problems, elbow and hip dysplasia, and other diseases. The long ears of the Springer should be examined frequently to prevent infection.
It wasn’t always the case that the English Springer Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, and Field Spaniel were three separate breeds. English land spaniels known as “cockers” or “springers” frequently arrived in the same litters before the years of careful and well-planned breeding that produced the breeds we know today.
The English Springer Spaniel still has the reputation of being a hunting dog because it was first used by hunters to work on game birds. These eager and sharp-witted gun dogs are regarded for their propensity to flush downed prey once they have been located and then point out and retrieve it.
Springers will work tirelessly on this. After a tiring day in the field, they change from tenacious hunters into amiable house pets who like spending time with their families.
When their abilities as tough yet fashionable gundogs were acknowledged in America and Canada in the 1920s, English Springers first rose to renown in the continent. Due to its hardiness, trainability, and sensitive nose, the breed has become a mainstay in K-9 detection work.