It is a dog among the spaniel family and is also known as English Springer Spaniel. He is been boosted with lots of energy and have the ability to please others. English spaniel is a medium sized but a powerful dog. He has long hanging ears and is quite compact. It is smallest in the gundog group.
English spaniel is a medium sized compact dog. The head and body are in proportion. The length and head are of same length. As the dog’s coat color the neck is either silver or black. They have medium sized oval shaped eye. Their chest is deep enough. The front legs of them are straight and their feet are compact. They represent the greatest divergence among the breeds. The field bred dog and the show bred dog appear to be different but are same breeds of dog.
Classified in two different categories with a slight difference::
Field bred dogs are shorter than show bred. They are active and robust by nature. They are known for their docile nature. They are very much friendly and good with other dogs and with children too. They prove to be a great family pet. They will quickly learn and react to your voice gently.
Show bred dogs are maintained and toned dogs. They are very well treated and kept. Generally, these dogs are taken for dog shows, breed shows etc. They are intended to be evaluated from the ideal one.
They are even tempered, gentle, friendly and social dogs. Quite intelligent and skillful as well. Springers are great where they find people with consistent nature , where all the rules are made clear. They are affectionate and sincere dogs. Is the owner is not authoritative then they would believe that they are the leaders. However, they will also not respond to very much harsh discipline. They can sometimes also be argumentative. They are in love with water and try to get it whenever he has a chance of doing so.
HEIGHT & WEIGHT:
Height: 19 – 21 inches (48-56cms)
Weight: 45 – 55 pounds (20 – 25 kg)
Height: 18 – 20 inches (46 – 51 cms)
Weight: 40 – 50 pounds ( 18 – 23 kg)
Flat and silky in texture. The fur is straight or silky and is also well feathered.
Generally, they are fit and fine. Yet there are certain health related issues which might occur in them. Such as:
- Eye Problems
- Hip Dysplasia
- Renal failure
- Congenital sensorineural deafness
- Dilated cardiomyopathy
CARE & DIET:
They are adaptable in nature and do very well in apartments. Spaniel need daily exercise to keep themselves in shape. They have great stamina so as they enjoy doing brisk walks, games of fetch etc. After a year, they begin to jog with you. They have a sensitive spaniel nature. Treat them with positive reinforcement techniques such as food reward , praise and playing.It is recommended that they need 1 – 2 cups of high rich dry food everyday. They like to eat very much.
It really depends on the dog what to cost for. They range somewhere between $400 – $1000 or more. Depends whether you want a puppy a grown up.