English Springer Spaniel – Dogster

Fast facts

  • Weight: 45-55 pounds | male
    40-50 pounds | Female
  • Height: 19–21 inches | male
    18-20 inches | Female

The appearance of an English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniels are medium-sized dogs with a compact body and medium-length fur that are feathered on their long ears, legs, chest, and belly. Their heads are strong without looking heavy, and their faces have a chiseled shape that gives them a pleasant expression. Her eyes are medium-sized, oval and slightly sunken and give off a bright and loving expression. They have long necks (about the length of their head) that slope down to deep, developed breasts. Their tails are usually docked and their flat or wavy fur can be black and white, liver white or blue, or liver mold. Overall, English Springer Spaniels have a gallant, attentive, and sturdy appearance.


  • Adorable
  • Social
  • Great with kids
  • Brave
  • lively
  • Faithful
  • Permanent

Ideal human companion

  • athlete
  • Active, outdoor types
  • Familys

How they live

English Springer Spaniels are a brilliant combination of resilience and dignity. They have an open-minded charm that mixes well with family celebrations, picnics or dinner parties, but can also cope with long, cold days outdoors. For hundreds of years, English Springer Spaniels have been valued for their ability to switch to “family mode” after long days hunting.

English Springer Spaniels love everyone and everyone loves them. They’re humble enough to adapt to a breeze, but they’re safe enough to be comfortable around strangers and other pets. They are wonderful playmates for children and they greet most strangers with an open heart. However, they have a great protective instinct and will definitely sound the alarm if they sense a threat.

Things you should know

English jumpers are people-oriented dogs. You need a lot of attention, camaraderie, and positive feedback to feel secure and centered. If they are left alone for too long, they can get bored. And a bored English Springer Spaniel could dig up a yard, bark or chew on shoes for no reason.

Springers can easily adapt to apartments or big city situations. However, they do need plenty of exercise outdoors and have a particular preference for water.

A healthy English Springer Spaniel can live up to 14 years. Common health problems include hip dysplasia, epilepsy, and eye problems. They are pretty easy to care for, but lose all year round. Regular brushing will keep her medium-length coat manageable and looking good. English Springer Spaniels also tend to gain weight. Don’t overfeed them or forget about their daily walks.

History of the English Springer Spaniel

Springer Spaniels date back to the 17th century and have long been valued for their ability to aid hunters by driving or “jumping around” birds out of bushes, trees and fields. In the late 1880s, Springer Spaniels and Cocker Spaniels often appeared in the same litters, and it wasn’t until 1902 that they were classified as different breeds by size (the Springer was, of course, the larger dog). The AKC first registered the breed in 1927 and to this day English Springer Spaniels are valued for their agility, hunting ability, obedience, and camaraderie.

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