Best Bully Sticks Breed Spotlight: English Springer Spaniel
A loveable and beautiful dog, the English Springer Spaniel is the favorite of both hunters and families wanting a great all-around dog. With an eager to please attitude and a stunning look, it’s easily understandable why these dogs are highly sought after. Learn more about the English Springer Spaniel on the BestBullySticks.com Breed Spotlight.
History & Background: English Springer Spaniels were the predecessors of all other Spaniels, except for Cockers, which used to be born in the same litter. Both of these dogs were used for hunting: Cockers for woodcocks and Springers for flushing out “springing” game. Both of these dogs have been around since the Renaissance. It wasn’t until 1902 that Springers received their own status as a separate breed by England’s Kennel Club. In 1924, the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association was formed, making this breed more popular in the U.S. This dog is still makes for a great hunting dog and serves many homes as a wonderful family companion.
Height: Males 18 to 20 inches; Females 17 to 19 inches
Weight: For show dogs: Males 50 to 55 pounds; Females 35 to 45 pounds. For field dogs, weight is less and they are much more lithe than show dogs.
Coat: A Springer has an outer and undercoat, which are easily differential on the body. The medium-length outer coat is flat or wavy and the undercoat is short, soft and dense. Depending on the season, the dog will have more or less of an undercoat, but when both coats are fully intact, a Springer is virtually waterproof and weatherproof. This dog also has considerable fringe on the ears, chest, legs and belly. Everywhere else, the hair is short and fine. Working Springers usually have shorter, harder coats.
Color: These Spaniels are usually colored in a few different ways.
Liver or black with white markings
White with liver or black markings
Blue or Liver Roan
Any white portion of a Springer’s coat can have ticking.
This dog’s nose is liver or black depending on the color combination. Eyes are the same way, and are usually dark hazel in the liver and white dogs and black or deep brown in the black and white dogs. Read more