English Springer Spaniel



English Springer Spaniel

ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL DOG BREED

Description:

The English Springer Spaniel is the oldest of the Spaniels. It was brought to England from Spain around 1570. Dogs of this breed were traditionally used for hunting game, and can often be seen on the paintings of Renaissance artists. The breed gained popularity in America in the 18th century. It is very important to distinguish two different breeds: the one that is designed to perform in the show ring is an exhibition dog breed, and one that is intended for hunting and / or field trials is a field-bred dog.

Height: 18-21 inches  Weight: 40-55 pounds  Lifespan: 12-14 years

Characteristics:

Even today, the English Springer Spaniel is an excellent hunter and great family dog. It is a compact breed of medium size, extremely muscular and athletic. These dogs are very driven and radiate confidence. The Springer Spaniel is hardy, strong and vigilant, which makes them exceptional watchdogs. Springer Spaniels are faster and stronger than other Spaniels.

Character:

English Springer Spaniels are enthusiastic, friendly and gentle. In addition, they are brave, very intelligent and absolutely sincere. The English Springer Spaniel is very people-oriented and shouldn’t be left home alone or isolated from people for a long time, as it can become destructive and dangerous. Springer Spaniels are polite with strangers and co-exist peacefully with other pets.

Coat / Care:

English Springer Spaniels have glossy, close-fitting coat of moderate length adorned with feathering on the ears, chest, legs, and belly. The coat comes in black and white, chestnut or white with brown markings. Shedding is of medium intensity. Dogs of this breed require regular cleaning with a stiff bristle brush. Bathe your dog by using a dry shampoo. Clean your pet’s ears daily. This breed is prone to hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy and epilepsy. Since these dogs tend to gain weight extremely fast, try not to overfeed them. Not so long ago, it was found that the English Springer Spaniel may suffer from the so-called “syndrome of anger.” Quite a rare disease, the syndrome causes a normal dog suddenly fly into a rage and viciously attack everyone. It has been established that this disease is a form of epilepsy and requires appropriate treatment.

Training:

Early socialization and obedience training are of key importance. Education should be based on firmness, fairness, reward and consistency. Dogs of this breed are great in disciplines such as agility, search and tracking, obedience trials, and of course hunt test. In addition, the English Springer Spaniel makes great therapy dog.

Activity:

English Springer Spaniels are very energetic dogs that require daily training and exhausting exercises. They need room to run, therefore are not suited for a city apartment. The English Springer Spaniel gets great pleasure from long walks, ball games and swimming.


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