August 20, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
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lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

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English Springer Dog & Puppy Breed Information
The English Springer Spaniel averages 45 pounds in luxuriously coated liver, black or tri-color with striking white markings. To look his best, he needs occasional professional grooming but is well worth it. Square and well-knit, his docked tail wiggles to display his happy, lively, and highly intelligent personality.


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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English Springer Spaniel AKC Standard
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