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English Springer Spaniel Breed Information and Photos

A strong, compact dog with a loving and affectionate personality, making it a good companion for families with children. This guide contains English springer spaniel breed information and photos.


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Breed Description: The English Springer Spaniel dog breed is one of the tallest of the spaniels. Its strong, compact build lends itself to great endurance in the field, and its loving and affectionate personality makes it a good companion for families with children. This breed has been divided into working and show strains, with the working strain being somewhat shorter and stockier in stature.

Group: Sporting group

Purpose of Breed: Flushing out game

Country of Origin: England

Average Size: Range from 18-21 inches and 40-55 pounds depending on the sex.

Color(s): Typically black, blue or liver and white.

Coat Type: Straight or partly wavy coats that are water resistant, but not thick.

Grooming: Caring for the Springer Spaniel's coat requires frequent brushing to remove dirt and dead hair. This breed requires standard care for pads and nails. Ears and eyes should be cleaned and examined regularly for problems.


Exercise Needs: This breed is robust and active and needs plenty of daily exercise to maintain its mental and physical health. Daily walks are a must and a house with a fenced yard is ideal.

Temperament: The energetic and friendly breed is highly intelligent, quick to learn and easy to please. English Springer Spaniels enjoy the company of family. They make patient and affectionate companions for children. Because they are somewhat reserved with strangers, they also make good watch dogs. In the field, this breed is steady, strong and built for endurance.

Common Ailments: Susceptible to epilepsy, ear infections and eye abnormalities.

Life Expectancy: Averages 10-14 years.

Trivia: The name Springer Spaniel is derived from the breed's ability to "spring" (flush) out game from the ground.

More Information: English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association, Inc.

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May 23, 2012

Juno is a 17 month old English Springer Spaniel. We purchased Juno in January, 2011. Juno enjoys puddle splashing for fun! She loves to dive in any water that's in sight. She also enjoys posing for photos (pretending to be a furniture catalogue model) as you can see. She's absolutely adorable, I'm sure you would agree!


By Grace H. from Wales, UK

Juno on the floor in front of the couch.

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May 15, 2017

Your Pet's Age
8 years old


Your Pet's Breed
English Springer Spaniel

How and when did you get your pet?
We fostered her at age 5. Brittney came from a shelter into a rescue. We were her 3rd foster home. The veterinarian suggested she be put down because of aggression.

Do you have anything else to share about your pet?
She had multiple infections and had to be spayed at 5 years of age. She was anxious and scared. If we did not agree to keep her, based on the vet's recommendation she would have had to be put down. Brittney today is the most loving, nurturing, sweet, and loyal dog we have ever had. She gets along great with other dogs and all people. Needless to say, we use a different vet today.

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July 1, 201010 found this helpful

Maddie is an 8 year old English Springer Spaniel. I got Maddie when she was 12 weeks old from a rescue. Her previous owners couldn't manage her. Mainly she likes running around like a nutter with a stick in her mouth, then dropping it for me to throw for her. She also likes to pinch the tea towels from the kitchen and run around with them too!


Maddie is a gift from God to me. She is my best friend, and companion. She gives me a reason to get up in the morning, and even at her age now she is helping around the house, picking up things that I drop and her new trick is taking the washing out of the machine for me, although she does like to play with the socks and they are getting longer and longer!

By Ann

Maddie (English Springer Spaniel)

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May 7, 2010

Winston, our 13 year young Springer Spaniel loves our walks. However the walks are much slower, a bit shorter and he does take a break occasionally.

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September 1, 2006

Toffee is my English Springer Spaniel. She turns one on 09/01/2006 (today!). My husband gave Toffee to me for my 50th birthday.

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January 26, 20060 found this helpful

Louie is 12 weeks old and is an English Springer Spaniel.

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February 23, 2016

Claudia, the Bullmastiff we saw online. Starskia the Labrador we bought to keep Claudia company. We got Molly and Milly at Xmas from our daughter.

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April 15, 20050 found this helpful

Think ahead when buying clothes, slipcovers, etc. If you have a black dog or cat, buy dark colors. If you have a white pet, buy light colors.

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