Good For First-Time Owners?
Tolerates Being Alone?
Affectionate With Family?
Friendly Toward Other Dogs?
Friendly Toward Strangers?
Easy To Groom?
Prone To Obesity?
The English Springer Spaniel is a famous bird dog of great energy and intelligence.
This hunting dog is a sweet-faced and muscular dog standing up to 20 inches and weighing up to 50 pounds.
Their coat is one of a kind, coming in several colors and patterns. Ears are always long and lush and the eye expression is soft. The English Springer Spaniel was bred to work closely with humans, which is why they tend to stick to their people all day long.
They are real people-pleasers who crave attention and company. When neglected they will suffer and may even develop anxiety if not demonstrate strong destructive behavior.
Overall, they are polite and gentle when trained right, and kind with children and other dogs. Any family activity and this dog will be in. Long walks, agility, games of chase and fetch, and even swimming will keep this breed entertained and happy.
That longer and beautiful coat doesn’t come without a bit of work from your side.
Expect weekly brushing to remove that extra dead and loose hair and to keep Sptinger’s coat healthy. If dealing with grooming seems overwhelming you might think about hiring a professional groomer.
All in, if you are ready for regular walks, regular grooming, and having a shadow around this might be the breed for you.