| Frequently Asked Questions
If you are
considering getting an English Springer Spaniel, first ask yourself. . . Is an English
Springer Spaniel the right dog for me?
Q: How big is an English Springer Spaniel?
A: An English Springer is a medium sized dog, standing about knee-high and weighing
Q: How active is an English Springer Spaniel?
A: English Springers are active, intelligent dogs who enjoy being with people. They
require daily exercise and this must include the opportunity to run. English Springers
enjoy many canine sports such as agility, obedience, swimming, retrieving, and chasing
Q: What was an English Springer Spaniel originally bred to do?
A: The English Springer Spaniel was bred to spring game birds for hunters on land and
retrieve shot birds from the water if necessary. This requires stamina, energy and
intelligence. Springers flush the bird, mark the spot it falls, and retrieve it.
Q: What is the life span of an English Springer Spaniel?
A: English Springers live to be12-14 years. They remain active with a great deal of
energy well into their senior years.
Q: Does the English Springer Spaniel require special care?
A: Like all dogs, the Springer requires a nutritionally sound diet, exercise,
companionship, and regular grooming. Many owners keep their Springers professionally
groomed. The Springers's pendulous ears require regular cleaning and the coat must be
brushed and combed frequently.
Q: What is the temperament and intelligence of a typical English Springer
A: The Springer Spaniel is an intelligent dog and a quick learner. They respond well to
positive reinforcement and fair, consistent training methods. A well-socialized Springer
is a joy to see, with its tail wagging for everyone it meets.
Q: What health problems may effect The English Springer Spaniel?
A: English Springer Spaniels, as a breed, are subject to ear infections, skin
allergies, retinal dysplasia and progressive retinal atrophy. Responsible breeders are
striving to minimize and virtually eliminate these problems.
Q: Do I have the time, energy, experience, and finances to own an English
A: All dogs require training, socialization, grooming, sound nutrition, and regular
veterinary care. The decision to bring a Springer, or any dog, into your life is one you
will live with for many years. Think carefully before making a commitment that will last
your pet's lifetime.