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  • Breed: Spaniel
  • Group: Sporting
  • Height: 19-20"
  • Weight: 40-50 lbs
  • HypoAllergenic: No
  • Coat: Medium Length, double coat
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Our English Springer Spaniel puppies for sale are not only intelligent and graceful hunting dogs but also loving and sociable family dogs. They are muscular and energetic, as well as playful and affectionate. Browse our English Springer Spaniel puppies for sale and enjoy an elegant, athletic, and loving companion.

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overview of the Spaniel Dog Breed

Are you looking for an energetic, friendly dog with a beautiful coat?

Check out our English Springer Spaniel puppies for sale below! (Check out our other breeds for sale on our “all breeds” page.)

Originally bred as hunting dogs, the English Springer Spaniel is not only a tough, hardworking dog but also a loyal and loving companion. English Springer Spaniels love people, are highly intelligent, and love to play, hike, swim, and hunt.

Adopt your English Springer Spaniel puppy today and experience the loving, loyal companionship of this breed!

Spaniel temperament

Eager to Please: English Springer Spaniels were bred to work closely with humans and love to please their owners!

Intelligent: This breed is very intelligent and requires consistent training, as they can quickly develop bad habits, even from observation. While the ESS is easy to train, they also require an experienced and a confident leader.

Energetic: English Springer Spaniels are high-energy dogs! Plan to spend plenty of time outdoors playing and exercising with your ESS. It could be hiking, walking, swimming, games of fetch, etc. Your dog will also enjoy free time outdoors on its own to romp and play, so having a fenced-in yard is recommended for an ESS. Enrolling your ESS in obedience, tracking, agility, rally, and other activities is also something your English Springer Spaniel will enjoy.

High Prey Drive: They were bred to hunt and retain their strong sense of prey drive. This means your ESS may run off if allowed to run loose without a fence or leash: one whiff of an interesting scent and they will be on the trail! English Springer Spaniels who are raised with other house pets get along well with them. However, you should always supervise them with small animals.

Alertness: These dogs have good alertness and may bark to alert their owners to changes in their environment. However, they are not typically aggressive.

Adaptable: English Springer Spaniels can adapt well to different living environments, whether in apartments or houses, as long as they receive proper exercise and attention.

An Affectionate Companion: In spite of this breed’s love for hunting and outdoors, it’s also an affectionate and loyal family dog. They crave time with their humans and are happiest when they are with their family.

It’s important to note that individual English Springer Spaniels can have their own unique personalities and tendencies. Proper training, socialization, and care are crucial to ensure that an English Springer Spaniel develops into a well-mannered and happy companion. Their energy levels make them best suited for active households that can provide them with plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.

Spaniel Breed history

Spaniels have been popular hunting dogs for centuries and were often mixes of the English Springer Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, and the Field Spaniel.

Before the wheel-lock firearm was invented in the 17th century, Spaniels worked with hunters to capture game with nets, bows, and even falcons. After the hunting rifle came along, Spaniels became gun dogs.

The English Springer Spaniel’s job is to detect birds in brush or grass, point, then retrieve the shot bird.

At this point in time, Spaniel puppies from the same litter were different sizes. Smaller Spaniels were used for woodcock hunting (English Cocker Spaniels), and larger Spaniels were used for hunting game (English Springer Spaniels).
Until 1902, the English and Welsh Spaniels were shown as the same breed when the Kennel Club of England began to make a distinction between the Spaniels.

The English Springer Spaniel was registered with the American Kennel Club in 1910 and became popular in America and Canada in the 1920s.

Starting in the 1940s, breeders began to breed English Springer Spaniels for specialization: show-bred dogs and field-bred dogs. Dogs bred for the show ring are larger, have thicker coats, boxier faces, and a winning charm. Field-bred spaniels are smaller, faster, and have more endurance, a flatter coat, longer snouts for tracking.

Today, English Springer Spaniels rank 27 out of breeds registered with AKC.

English Springer Spaniels share characteristics with breeds such as Cocker Spaniels, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and Irish Setters. 

Spaniel Average size

English Springer Spaniels are 19-20 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh 40-50 pounds.

Average Spaniel lifespan

The life expectancy of an English Springer Spaniel is 12-14 years.

Spaniel body features

English Springer Spaniels have compact, muscular bodies and gorgeous coats. They have long, hanging ears that have wavy fur on them and a kind, trusting expression.

Their coats are often black and white or liver and white and can sometimes include tan.

grooming Your Spaniel Puppy

English Springer Spaniels have a double coat that is waterproof and warm in cold weather. This means they shed moderately year-round and heavily twice a year.
An English Springer Spaniel will be to be brushed every other day to keep mats, tangles, and seeds or thorns out of its coats. A slicker brush and an undercoat rake can help to remove loose hair during heaving shedding seasons.
Many people have their English Spring Spaniel groomed and trimmed around the head, neck, ears, and tail every two to three months.
Because of their long, droopy ears, English Springer Spaniels can sometimes get ear infections. Check their ears regularly and watch for redness, irritation, and your dog scratching or rubbing its ears.
Your English Springer Spaniel will also need its nails trimmed, and teeth brushed regularly.

Keeping Your Spaniel Puppy Healthy

English Springer Spaniels are generally healthy dogs; however, every breed is prone to certain conditions, and it’s essential to be aware of them.

English Springer Spaniels are susceptible to eyes conditions including retinol dysplasia (present at birth), Progressive Retinal Atrophy, and entropion (when the lower eyelid folds inward).

They are also susceptible to Phosphofructokinase (PFK) Deficiency, a deficiency of an enzyme needed to use sugar for energy. Some Spaniels may have mild cases that are undetected, while others may have severe cases. A blood test can reveal if your dog has PFK.

You can protect your dog from one of the most common health problems: obesity. One of the best ways to extend your dog’s life is by feeding them the correct amount of food and giving them adequate exercise.

Like all dog breeds, they are susceptible to hip and elbow dysplasia, two of the most common health issues among dogs.

Hip and elbow dysplasia occurs when the leg or hip becomes weakened, and it can result in arthritis or potential lameness if not addressed.

One of the best ways to prevent this is by keeping your dog from running excessively on hard surfaces, especially when they are puppies.

Typical Spaniel Allergens

First of all, what causes allergies?

Allergens are caused by dander, which is dead skin cells. Both animals and humans shed these dead skin cells. Dander is attached to the fur that dogs shed.

English Springer Spaniels are not considered a hypoallergenic breed. However, bathing and brushing your dog regularly can lower shedding and allergens.

If you or someone in your home has animal allergy concerns, please consult your health provider before adopting a puppy.

  • 1. Are English Springer Spaniels hard to groom?
    The English Springer Spaniel’s medium-length double coat can be a bit challenging to groom, especially during shedding season. They shed heavily, and their coats are wavy. Without regular grooming, they may start to become a little matted and tangled. Though they can be a little more challenging to groom, with a little practice, you can easily keep your English Springer Spaniel looking neat.
  • 2. Do English Springer Spaniels interact well with other pets?
    English Springer Spaniels are diplomatic and gentle and normally do well with other pets. However, given their hunting heritage, they may see smaller pets as prey, especially birds.
  • 3. Do English Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercise?
    As an active sporting dog, the English Springer Spaniel needs plenty of exercise. They thrive best in homes with a large yard to run in and may not make the best apartment dogs. NOTE: When you exercise an English Springer Spaniel, be sure to keep a tight hold on the leash! They love to chase things and may dart off quickly if they spot something moving.
  • 4. Are English Springer Spaniels loud?
    English Springer Spaniels can be vocal dogs, but how loud they are depends on the individual dog. They are energetic and enthusiastic, and sometimes they display their energy and enthusiasm through barking. They may also bark if they perceive a threat or become excited. With proper training, English Springer Spaniels can learn to control their barking tendencies. Keep in mind that excessive barking may mean something is bothering your dog.
  • 5. What does the English Springer Spaniel’s name mean?
    This breed is called the “English Springer Spaniel” because they are in the Spaniel family and because of the way they “spring” at game to flush it out. They were bred to do this as hunting dogs. They were also bred to retrieve the game after it was shot.
  • 6. Do English Springer Spaniels shed a lot?
    English Springer Spaniels are moderate to heavy shedders. They shed more heavily twice a year, in the spring and fall. You will want to groom your English Springer Spaniel’s wavy coat regularly to get rid of loose hair and keep it looking neat.
  • 7. What are English Springer Spaniels known for?
    A few of the English Springer Spaniel’s most notable characteristics include energy and enthusiasm for life, trainability, hunting capability, and affection for their master.
  • 8. Are English Springer Spaniels popular?
    English Springer Spaniels are ranked by the AKC as the 27th most popular dog breed. They are popular because they have a lot of good points – they are affectionate, smart, enthusiastic, and energetic. They make wonderful adventure buddies and companions. However, English Springer Spaniels are not necessarily for everyone. They need a lot of exercise and activity to keep them thriving and happy. Some dog owners may see that as challenging, and it may not fit with everyone’s lifestyle.
  • 9. What are the two types of English Springer Spaniels?
    There are two types of English Springer Spaniels: Show Springer Spaniels and Field Springer Spaniels. Field Springer Spaniels are bred as hunting dogs and are the more athletic type. They normally have shorter coats, longer noses, and a superior sense of smell and trainability. Show Springer Spaniels are prized for their looks and showmanship. They have longer hair and ears, and shorter muzzles. They can hunt too, but don’t have quite the hunting edge that Field Springers have. Show Springers often make better companions because they are a little calmer.
  • 10. Are English Springer Spaniels sensitive?
    English Springer Spaniels tend to be more sensitive than some breeds. They may feel insecure if their routine or environment changes suddenly, and they may not appreciate loud or sudden noises. To help an English Springer Spaniel feel more comfortable, provide plenty of positive reinforcement, attention, and socialization.

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