English Springer Spaniel

Breed Description

The English Springer Spaniel, or simply "Springer," is a popular breed known for its boundless energy and friendly personality. Originally bred as a hunting dog, Springers are now commonly used as family pets and working dogs. They have a medium-sized body and distinctive long, droopy ears. Springers come in a variety of colors, including liver and white, black and white, and tri-color.

Size Medium. Adult males typically weigh between 50 and 55 pounds, while adult females typically weigh between 40 and 45 pounds.
Coat Type Medium-length, dense, and water-resistant. Springers require regular brushing and occasional trimming.
Temperament Friendly, outgoing, and intelligent. Springers are known for their eagerness to please and love of human companionship. They get along well with children and other pets.
Energy Level High. Springers require daily exercise and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy.
Exercise Needs High. Springers require daily exercise, such as walks, runs, or playtime in the backyard. They also benefit from activities that challenge them mentally, such as obedience training or agility classes.
Grooming Requirements Moderate. Springers require regular brushing and occasional trimming to maintain their coat. They also require occasional baths and nail trims.
Lifespan 10-14 years on average.
Health Issues Springers are generally healthy dogs, but like all breeds, they are prone to certain health conditions. Common health issues in Springers include hip and elbow dysplasia, ear infections, and eye problems.
Trainability High. Springers are intelligent dogs that respond well to positive reinforcement training methods.
Good with Children Yes. Springers are known for their gentle and patient nature, making them great family dogs.
Good with Other Pets Yes. Springers are generally friendly and get along well with other pets.
Origin England
Breed Group Gundog
KC Recognition The English Springer Spaniel is recognized by the Kennel Club UK as a member of the Gundog group.

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