Dog breeds / English Springer Spaniel


Other names Spaniel, Cocker, Springer
Coat Medium-length topcoat is flat or wavy, and the undercoat is short, soft, and dense
Colors Black or liver (deep reddish-brown) with white markings or primarily white with black or liver markings

If you are looking for the perfect family dog, you do not need to look much further than the English Springer Spaniel. This medium sized dog is cheerful and affectionate and develops a great deal of love for its family. They enjoy the attention of children and will get along well with your other pets. However, due to their curiosity and outgoing, active nature, if they are left alone too long they can be destructive and mischievous. These behaviors tend to happen when they get bored. 

With the proper training, the English Springer Spaniel is an excellent house pet for any type of living situation. They only require a moderate amount of exercise – may be a daily walk. Their medium size makes them a good pick if you live in an apartment or a small house with little backyard space. 

Regarding health issues, English Springer Spaniels are prone to hip dysplasia and vision loss, which are hereditary conditions. They also put on weight easily, so owners should be careful to avoid overfeeding.

Their acumen is one of the reasons they are easy to train. They are quick to learn and eager to obey. They are eager to please their masters, which makes them a family dog first.

Stats & Characteristics

Country of origin Spain
Height male 18-22″
Height female 18-22″
Weight male 50 lbs
Weight female 40 lbs
Popularity rank ? 27
Intelligence ?
Intelligence rank ? 13
Shedding ?
Grooming Moderate maintenance
Energy level High energy
Exercise Needs High
Playfulness Very playful
Affection level Very affectionate
Watchdog Low
Protection ability Not very protective
Good with dogs Very friendly
Cold tolerance Medium tolerance
Heat tolerance Medium tolerance
Life span 9-15 years

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