Dogs Breed – English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel are the dogs used in hunting as retrievers. They are closely related with English Cocker Spaniels. ESS have a very innocent face and eyes which give them an adorable look. They are also presented as show dogs.

Body Size

ESS are medium size dogs. They are highly active. The height of average male is 18-20 inches from withers and females are maximum 19 inches. The weight on average is 23-25 KGs for males and 16-19 KGs for females.

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Features

 

ESS have long pendulous ears. Ears are furry sometimes.

 

The muzzle is long, dewlaps are formed by flews.

The tail is medium sized and furry too. Dogs that are used for hunting are docked.

ESS have big flat nose with large nostrils.

Coat

ESS have a medium length coat and they are used as show dogs. Few have very short coat. Coat is coarse and thick. They don’t shed much.

Colors

ESS are tri-color or bi-color.

Tri-color ESS have black and white or liver and white with tan markings on the body; usually above eyes, cheeks, tail and inside ears.

Bi-color ESS are white with black or liver markings. The head and ears are usually colored and other body contains either blanket of colored area or just large patches. The legs of ESS are ticked with colored markings.

Temperament

English Springer Spaniel are amazing family dogs. They have all the characteristics of being a good pet.

ESS are very attached to its owners and they don’t like to be left alone. They are high activity dogs. They need daily exercise. They are easily trainable. They love running, swimming and playing sports.

They chase small animals and it is very important to keep them fenced.

ESS are funny and amusing. They are very social and love human company. They need proper attention and training to keep them well-behaved in house.

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