ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL puppy dogs
The English Springer, one of the most ancient breeds of English Spaniels, it wasn't officially distinguished from the Welsh Springer until 1902. During some time it was called Norfolk Spaniel on the memory of the duke of Norfolk, who promoted this breed. The word Springer describes it ability to flush out the hunt.
The variety used in the expositions and contests is smaller in size than the one used for hunting.
Good company dog because of its loyal, outgoing and happy character and because of its intelligence. It is sweet and docile with its family, to which it feels deeply attached, it has a huge working dog vocation and would be working and walking all day in the best of moods and without feeling tired. It loves retrieving (bringing objects to its masters) and swimming, and it needs to go for regular long walks during which it should allowed to play unleashed. It was bred to hunt, but it gets perfectly adapted to the pet role.
Its coat, fine and impermeable, never rough, is liver and white or back and white in color, with or without fire spots in both cases. Dark eyes, of a medium size, with a sweet and smart look at the same time. Very long ears, with very nice hair fringes, very close to the face. It moves its tail a lot that is always low. Rounded and compact feet, provided with very strong pads.
As a dynamic and resistant hunter, it has a strong and muscular body.
- LIFE EXPECTANCY: 13 years.
- PHYSICAL EXERCISE: Very Intense.
- MAINTENANCE: Considerable.
- LEVEL OF NOISE: Noisy.
- HEALTH PROBLEMS: It is convenient to rule out ocular malformations; auditive problems.
- HEIGHT: 51 cm.
- IT IS USUAL TO GET THEIR TAILS surgically CUT.
BREED RECOGNIZED BY THE CANINE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION (CIF)