Questions and Answers

A: An English Springer is a medium-sized dog, standing about knee-high and weighing 40-50 pounds.

A: English Springers are active, intelligent dogs who enjoy being with people. They require daily exercise and this must include the opportunity to run. English Springers enjoy many canine sports such as agility, obedience, swimming, retrieving, and chasing squirrels.

A: The English Springer Spaniel was bred to spring game birds for hunters on land and retrieve shot birds from the water if necessary. This requires stamina, energy, and intelligence. Springers flush the bird, mark the spot it falls, and retrieve it.

A: English Springers live to be 12-14 years. They remain active with a great deal of energy well into their senior years.

A: All dogs require training, socialization, grooming, sound nutrition, and regular veterinary care. The decision to bring a Springer, or any dog, into your life is one you will live with for many years. Think carefully before making a commitment that will last your pet’s lifetime.

A: Like all dogs, the Springer requires a nutritionally sound diet, exercise, companionship, and regular grooming. Many owners keep their Springers professionally groomed. The Springers’ pendulous ears require regular cleaning and the coat must be brushed and combed frequently.

A: The Springer Spaniel is an intelligent dog and a quick learner. They respond well to positive reinforcement and fair, consistent training methods. A well-socialized Springer is a joy to see, with its tail wagging for everyone it meets.

A: English Springer Spaniels, as a breed, are subject to ear infections, skin allergies, retinal dysplasia, and progressive retinal atrophy. Responsible breeders are striving to minimize and virtually eliminate these problems.

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