by Doris Donnerman
(last updated April 3, 2009)
English Springer Spaniels are believed to have come to America in 1907. As hunting dogs their popularity in America did not start to surface until about 1921.
In general appearance and type the English Springer Spaniel is a hunting dog of all work. He has speed, agility, and endurance to cope with the most difficult field terrain and hunting conditions. He is a medium size Spaniel, active, and built for endurance. The coat of the English Springer Spaniel is dense, but not curly. His ears are long, his tail is docked, and his feet are webbed for swimming.
The abilities that seem to be inherited keep the English Springer Spaniel as one of the favorite hunting dogs. He is easily trained and has a great aptitude for retrieving. Their all-around abilities make him a good dog for the hunters who do a combination of hunting.
The male usually weighs about 45 pounds and stands about eighteen inches from the shoulder, while the females weigh about 42 pounds and stand just a bit shorter. The English Springer Spaniel's color is liver and white; black and white; liver and tan; black and tan; tan and white; black, white and tan; liver; and black.
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