• English Springer Spaniel

    Descended from the spaniels of 14th-century Spain, the English Springer Spaniel is a medium-sized dog with a sturdy, compact body. It has the long ears, gentle expression, and friendly, wagging tail characteristic of the spaniel family. The overall appearance of the breed suggests power, endurance, and agility.

  • Group: Sporting
    Lifespan: 12–14 yr
    Height: 19–21 in
    Weight: 32–68 lb

  • Care

    Brush your English Springer Spaniels once or twice a week to keep their glossy coats clean and free of tangles or mats. Routine trimming—ideally by a professional groomer—will keep their coat neat and tidy. English Springer Spaniels' long ears may make them more susceptible to ear infections. For this reason, check and clean your pup's ears regularly to prevent infections from developing. In addition to professional dental cleanings, you should establish a regular at-home dental care routine that involves teeth brushing and dental chews or treats. Maintaining good dental hygiene is essential for the overall long-term health of all dogs.

    Springers' eyes contribute significantly to their overall attractiveness. They're medium-sized, oval-shaped, and set well apart. The color of the iris harmonizes with the color of their coat. The preferred color combinations are dark hazel eyes in the liver and white dogs, and black or deep brown eyes in the black and white dogs.

  • Disorders

    Hip dysplasia, Phosphofructokinase ( P F K) deficiency Retinal dysplasia, seborrhea
    Cataracts, Coagulation (bleeding) disorders, Corneal dystrophy, Cutaneous asthenia ( Ehlers- Danlos syndrome) Diabetes mellitus, Ectropion, Entropion, Fold dermatitis/pyoderma, Hypo-/dysmyelinogenesis ("shaking pup") Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia ( I M H A) Lysosomal storage diseases, Myasthenia gravis, Patent ductus arteriosus ( P D A) Progressive retinal atrophy, Progressive retinal atrophy, psoriasiform-lichenoid dermatosis
    Idiopathic epilepsy Glaucoma Ventricular septal defect ( V S D)

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.