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English Springer Spaniel


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Dog Breed Group
Sporting Dogs 
Origin of Breed
England, hunting dog. 
Life Expectancy
10 - 15 Years 
Liver and white, black and white, tan markings 
Close, straight and weather resistant; never coarse 
Exercise Needs
Needs long daily walks and the opportunity to run and play off of the leash. 
English Springer Spaniels make an excellent family companion as well as a working dog. The Springer Spaniel is willing, active,  
Good with Children
Good, with proper socialization. Good with other pets. 
Grooming Needs
Regular grooming of the coat with a stiff bristle brush. Bathe only when necessary. Occasional trimming of ears and pads of the  
Average Size - Male (in)
Average Size - Female (in)
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
49 - 55 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
49 - 55 
Health Issues
Usually sound and healthy. May have eye abnormalities or ear infections.v
Living Conditions
Enjoys living in the house but having a fenced in backyard. Does not do well in small apartments. 

Breed Description

The English Springer Spaniel is a medium-size sporting dog with a neat compact body and a docked tail. One of the largest of the spaniels. Handsome and robust he excels in the field at flushing out game. One of the oldest spaniels, he was originally known as the Norfolk Spaniel. He gained his title of "springer" because of his usefulness in "springing" game for the gun.

Breed Infobits

The English Springer Spaniel is a robust and intelligent dog.

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