English Springer Spaniel

The English Springer Spaniel is a family dog first and foremost with a happy, lively personality.

Daily Care

Grooming Tips

English Springers require a certain amount of grooming and trimming to keep them looking neat and free from mats and tangles. It can be enjoyable to learn to do this yourself, or you can locate a professional groomer to provide assistance from time to time. Regular grooming helps control coat loss, and keeps the coat in top condition.
The rest is basic care. Trim his nails as needed, usually every few weeks, and brush his teeth for good overall health and fresh breath.

Exercise Tips

This breed is high-energy and needs a vigorous workout. Without regular stimulation, the breed can become a couch potato or show nuisance behaviors such as excessive barking.

Feeding Tips

A good diet for an English Springer Spaniel should include some meat and whole foods like vegetables. Making sure your English Springer Spaniel is well-fed is important in both mood regulation and socialization, but it’s also important to keep an eye on your dog’s weight as English Springer Spaniel can have a propensity to joint problems likehip dysplasia.

Health Tips

English Springer Spaniels are generally healthy dogs, but there are several health and genetic screening considerations specific to the breed.
Conditions sometimes seen in the breed include elbow andhip dysplasiaand eye conditions.Responsible breederswill screen their stock for conditions the breed can be prone to.
The Springer’s ears should be checked regularly for signs ofinfection, and theteethshould be brushed often, using a toothpaste designed for dogs.


Eager to please and generally loyal, it’s important to remember that English Springer Spaniels were bred as a gun dog and have instinctual tendencies toward outdoor hunting-style activities like retrieving.
This kind of exercise is good to use during training. As far as the English Springer Spaniel’s temperament for training, it can be highly responsive and eager to please, if not distracted at times. Generally an obedient breed, the English Springer Spaniel should not be a difficult dog to give commands.


The English Springer Spaniel is the oldest and best-established sporting gun dog. It is the taproot of all the sporting land spaniels (except the Clumber Spaniel).
The name undoubtedly comes from his actions afield where he springs at his quarry and flushes it for the net, falcon or greyhound. Today he is used as a flusher and retriever. The breed’s popularity has given way to the Cocker, but still remains in the top 30 most popular breeds of dogs. The English Springer Spaniel was recognized by the AKC in 1910.