English Springer Spaniel is one of the highly spirited dogs and known for its loyalty towards its breeder from long back. In 1902, this breed got distinctive status and from that year onwards it never looked back. Its unique sniffing abilities are one of the important reasons for its popularity in less time.
History and Health :
- History :
In 1576, the word spaniel is first used by physician Dr. John Caius in his book which is the first work to classify dogs based on breeds. In 1801, S. Edwards did a broader classification and by the end of 19th century several new breeds came into picture. Each of this breed is named after the country to which they belong to. Norfolk Spaniel, English springer spaniel, Shropshire spaniels are some of the famous breeds that got developed during this period.
- Health :
As Englishspringer spaniel has floppy ears they are more prone to infections. It is better to clean themweekly andif you approach doctors they will change the ear state to mild acidic to retard yeast and bacterial growth. Eye related problems, obesity are some of the common problems which are generally seen in this breed.
Temperament & Personality :
- Personality :
These dogs willobey all the commandsand can become quick friends with their owners. They will learn quickly and any one from family can easily train it and they will obey the commands given by any one from the family.
- Activity Requirements :
This breed is not lazy and loves exercises like anything. The more exercises you give to them, the more happy they will be. Long walks in the morning or evening and jogging in the parks are loved by these dogs. Note that in the opinion of the dogs, leader walks in front and try to keep your dog beside you or walk before your dog so that it knows who is controlling whom.
- Trainability :
With minimum training, your pet dog can win prizes in dog agility rallies and dog obedient competitions. These dogs are very active outside and if you have small yard or garden you can see the real activeness of them. They are relatively passive indoors.
- Behavioral Traits :
This dog is expressive and the breeder can easily know what the dog is expecting just by taking a glance at its face. It is considered as one of the most intelligent dogs and its willing to work nature is appreciated by so many breeders.
Appearance & Grooming :
- Appearance :
It is a medium sized dog and looks compact. Its ears are long and the nose appears like it is pulled forward. Born for hunting, they are very active in your yard or in the garden or park. With always smiling faces and wagging tails they are really good as pets.
- Size and Weight :
As usual male dogs record higher parametersin this category. With a height and weight statistics of 19–22 inches and 20-25kgsrespectively male dogs appear heavier than female dogs whose statistics are 18–20 inches and 18–23kgs respectively.
- Coat & Color :
They usually shed their hair in summer or spring seasons but rarely sheds in autumn season. The two colored ones and the threecolored ones are more popular though multi color varieties are available.Two coats i.e. inner coat and outer coat made this breed capable to live in harsh climatic conditions.
- Grooming :
The texture and state of the hair is important than the quantity of hair. So it is better to trim hairsnear head, earsand neck areaas it not only improves the physical attraction but also prevents the decay of under fur.
- Body Type :
The body of this breed is very strong though it appears smooth and delicate. The chest is deep and it is neither wide nor round. With little tuck up, the top line slopes are very gentle. The back of the dog is strongerwhen compared to the front part.
- It is extremely friendly with all the members of breeder’sfamily.
- It is Obedient and willing obeys all your commands.
- Energetic but calm, rare to see this blend of qualities.
- Not aggressiveand will do anything for owner.
- It is quick learnerand minimum training is necessary.
- It is even suitable for big familiesalso.
Tasty Tidbits :
This breed has long history in its name only. The term English refers to England and the Springer name is added to it because of its hunting capabilities. In the English speaking countries, this breed is heavily used ina game in which dog must “Spring” (flush) small birds into air. The success of this breed in that game acquired the word Springer for it.
Caring is very important for this dog and one must follow some special procedures if you adopted this dog as a pet. If you don’t clean your pet properly, it is more prone to diseases like plague and wax. Sleep walking, arrhythmia are some of the abnormal diseases which rarely occur in this breed but needs immediate treatment. Tips like using salt water to wash eyes, cleaning combs daily, dry cleaning etc.can be really helpful for your pet.
Dry Cleaning: Sprinkle the powderor applyconditioner(which are easily available) and then use the comb. Care must be taken such that the hair root to tip is covered in combing process.Comb several times to preventhair from falling into irregular shapes. This also helps in making hair smooth, silky and lively.
Like all the medium size dogs, this dog also likes non vegetarian items like anything. Breeder must take care such that enough high quality food is given so that the pet won’t face any problems in its growth and immunity. Using branded food items like pedigree is a good idea.This dog loves to eat and one must have a strict vigilance on its diet so that it won’t become obese.
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English Springer Spaniel Information :
- The original name of this breed isEnglish Springer Spaniel.
- It is also called as Springer Spaniel in some areas.
- The native place of this breed isEngland.
- It belongs to mediumsize type.
- As per AKC standards, it is a sporting dog breed.
- In general, the life span of this breed is 12 to14 years.
- This dog is obedient and quick learner.
- Height statistics in male dog are19-22 inches (48–56 cm) .
- In case offemale dogs, Height statistics decrease to 18-20 inches (46–52 cm).
- On average, dogs belong to this breed weigh 18-25kgs.
- Most popular colors in this breed are Black & White, Red & White, Tri-color, Lemon & White, Liver & White, Orange & White.
- You can get a puppy for a price of600 USD (± 100) approximately.