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English Springer Spaniel

Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 49 - 55 lbs.

Height: 19" - 20"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Health Problems: Progressive retinal atrophy; entropion; glaucoma; hip dysplasia; ear infections. Be sure to obtain your Spaniel from a reputable breeder.

Origin: England

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Sporting

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The English Springer Spaniel needs short, brisk walks and / or play sessions several times per day. The English Springer Spaniel enjoys playing fetch, romps in the water and runs in open spaces.

Grooming Needs

Brushing several times per week to prevent matting is required for your English Springer Spaniel.

Temperament

English Springer Spaniels tend to be playful, affectionate and trusting dogs. The breed is eager-to-please and tends to do well in obedience classes. English Springer Spaniels love children and other animals, but tend to warm up slowly to strangers. This breed craves human companionship and can become destructive if left alone for long periods of time.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.

History

The English Springer Spaniel was developed in the 1600s to hunt and retrieve pheasants.

Pet Facts

Spaniels are known to be the ideal family companion dog.