Originally, this breed was called as Norfolk Spaniel and was held with high regards for its ability to perform in tough hunting grounds. The Springer Spaniel is an energetic, playful and cheerful dog who loves doing everything with gusto and makes a good pet for the families. This medium sized dog is very sociable and its gentle temper makes it a child’s best friend.
The Springer Spaniel has a cheerful and sportive personality. Being a socialite this dog loves the time it spends with the family and loves any activity that will keep it active. It is important to let this dog enjoy a morning session of vigorous exercises to keep it obedient and gentle.
- Activity level: 5/5 (loves all kinds of games and activities)
- Intelligence level: 4/5 (learns the rules of the home immediately)
- Curiosity: 4/5 (displays its curiosity coupled with dignity)
- Friendliness: 5/5 (friendly with everyone)
- Vocal: 2/5 (barks if it spots an intruder or when sensing danger)
The Springer Spaniel has a classy Spaniel look with its expressive and huge eyes, mid size muzzle with a well defined forehead, long ears with a feathery look hanging close to the head and docked tail. This dog’s coat shade can be black and white or liver and white with markings in tan or white shade.
- Fur: The Springer Spaniel has an outer coat with hair of mid length that looks wavy and under coat which is dense, soft and short. The outer coat of Springer Spaniel protects the inner coat from wet conditions.
- Eyes: The eyes of the Springer Spaniel are oval with medium size and the iris color is in harmony with the coat color ranging from dark hazel to dark brown.
- Body structure: This sporting dog has a compact and well proportioned muscular body with a long feathery coat that extends till its straight and sturdy legs with thick pads and feathered toes.
- Facial features: The typical “Springer” facial expression is kind, trusting and alert.
- Weight: An adult male Springer Spaniel weighs between 45 to 55 pounds while a female weighs around 50 pounds after crossing 12 months of age.
The average lifespan of a Springer Spaniel is from 10 years to 14 years. Some dogs might be affected by health problems like Rage Syndrome, gastric torsion, seizures, entropion, patellar luxation etc. Some might be prone to major health issues like Canine Hip Dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and otitis externa and PRA which can be detected by DNA test.
If you have a Springer Spaniel as your pet make sure that it is exercised regularly by taking it for a long walk everyday or if you have a park close by then let your dog run for some time and enjoy an active life. Your pet should also be given obedience lessons to keep it under control and brush and groom its coat to maintain it well.
We have gathered this information from our breeders based on their experience with this breed. However, remember that each animal is different with its own personality and needs (just like people!), so use this information wisely.
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