ALL ABOUT™ ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS
English Springer Spaniel Puppy & Breed Information
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The English Springer Spaniel is no doubt a type of working spaniel from which many of our modern breeds evolved. Prior to 1902 when the English KC officially separated the English Springer Spaniel from the Cocker by weight, he being the heavier of the two, the Springer and Cocker often came from the same litter.
English Springer Spaniel Coat, Color, Care: The Springer’s coat is double layered, the slightly wavy outer coat making him quite weather and water-proof. Without regular, proper combing, the coat will mat and tangle into an unsightly mess. That is so unfair to such a gorgeously attired dog and clipping the Springer robs him of his trademark silhouette.
English Springer Spaniel Personality: Those spaniel eyes can melt the hardest heart but it is his tractable, eager to learn and unquestioning obedience in field, show ring, or your living room that endears the English Springer Spaniel to everyone. Never aggressive, he accepts strangers with a wiggle and a smile and should never be timid.
Exercise Requirements: English Springer Spaniels love to retrieve and if you don’t hunt, teach him to fetch in the nearest field or fenced yard. He has abundant energy to work all day so chasing a Frisbee, trotting by your bicycle, or romping with the kids will prevent nervous habits such as chewing or licking.
Health Concerns: Health Concerns: Long ears require frequent cleaning and attention to prevent infection. Eye problems such as retinal dysplasia, entropion, and PRA are considered hereditary and puppies should be from cleared parents. Seizures, Allergies, itching, or thyroid imbalance is most often the result of environmental factors, including medication side effects. A partially home-cooked diet free of preservatives, dyes, and chemicals, supplemented with vitamins and fish oils may prevent or correct such disorders.
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