Get to know the English Springer Spaniel
All you need to know about the breed
Brains, beauty, and oodles of personality are just the tip of the iceberg of positive traits for the English Springer Spaniel. With their kind, knowing eyes fixed on you and that natural intelligence, training the English Springer Spaniel is a breeze – the breed aims to please above all.
And, once trained, English Springer Spaniels make wonderful family pets. They are loyal, affectionate and even polite with their humans and other animals – to note, they were bred to hunt so they do have a strong prey drive. The good news is that, with that aforementioned training, they can be taught to await your ‘okay’ before heading off to chase something.
Rugged and generally healthy, the English Springer Spaniel is a medium-sized dog that comes in any combination of three colourings: White. black and the brownish hue known as liver. They have lots of energy, energy that you will need to help them burn off with one to three hours of exercise each day. Mental stimulation too, please. If you are couch potato-ish, this is not the breed for you. Having said that, after their exercise needs are met, your English Springer Spaniel will enjoy nothing more than snuggling up with you.
Fiercely protective, the English Springer Spaniel will always bark to let you know if anyone is approaching. However, they are far too docile and friendly a breed to be any kind of guard dog, preferring to lick someone to the ground rather than engaging in anything more sinister.
2 facts about English Springer Spaniels
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your English Springer Spaniel