English Springer Spaniel is touted as the ancestor of all English hunting spaniels and was the trusted hunting mate of hunters during the Renaissance era. This breed got its name from its style of flushing out the game from the bushes by springing out.
The English Springer Spaniel is a solidly built, medium sized dog with long hanging ears. The tail is generally docked, the head is in proportion to the body and the hazel eyes are soulful. The coat can be flat or wavy or fluffy and is normally of medium length. It is presented in many attractive combinations like liver & white, and black & white, among others.
Liver and white; black and white; either of those combinations with tan markings on the eyebrows, cheeks, inside of the ears, and under the tail; and blue or liver roan. The white portions of the coat can be ticked or freckled. Field dogs are typically dominantly white, whereas show dogs are dominantly liver or black.
The English Springer Spaniel is a superb fetcher apart from being fun loving, obedient and playful. It makes an excellent family canine companion as they are highly sociable with kids and other pets. They are courageous and happy dogs, famous for their long spells of tail wagging. This breed needs rigorous exercise to remain active and likes to play, set out on long walks or swim. They like to be in the company of their masters and if left unattended they can be destructive or nuisance barkers. The English Springer Spaniel likes to swim and never misses a chance to get muddy or wet!
Its average life span is over 12-14 years. Some of the common disorders noted in this breed include hip dysplasia, epilepsy (often misinterpreted as the personality disorder of rage syndrome), blood disorders etc.
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