English Springer Spaniel

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The English Springer Spaniel is easy to train, fun-loving, and playful. They're great for hunting or with families, but they do have a high energy level.

Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 6in - 1ft 10in
Weight: 45-55lbs
Lifespan: 11 - 15 Years


  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly3/5
  • Stranger-Friendly4/5
  • Dog-Friendly3/5
  • Barking Amount3/5


  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount2/5
  • Easy to Train4/5
  • Can Be Alone2/5
  • Exercise Need4/5


  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance4/5
  • Apartment-Friendly3/5

English Springer Spaniel Information

The English Springer Spaniel has everything: brains, beauty, and athleticism. They are fabulous bird dogs and do very well in the field, but they also make excellent family dogs. Their beautiful marked coats and long, plush ears give them a handsome appearance; regular brushing and trimming keeps their fur at its best.

Friendly, obedient, and fun, they are exceptional pets as long as you train them and keep them exercised. They love sticking close to their family members and do very well with children and other pets.

English Springer Spaniel Training and Temperament

The English Springer Spaniel is an excellent family dog and a great companion for outdoor activities. This breed has a long, proud history of being a great hunting dog, but they also make wonderful pets for active families.

They are very intelligent and eager to please. Their hunting instincts make them good at training, but they need a firm hand and a consistent approach.


English Springer Spaniels are energetic dogs that require lots of exercise daily to stay happy and healthy both physically and mentally. Without enough exercise or stimulation, this breed can become bored or destructive as a way to release their pent-up energy levels. Because of their high energy level, this breed does not do well if left alone for long periods without plenty of walks or playtime.


The English Springer Spaniel has a medium-length coat that is easy to groom. Brush the coat once a week and clean their ears regularly to keep them in good shape. Also, plan to give your dog an occasional bath and trim their nails.

Sources: AKC, Wikipedia

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Breed FAQs

Can English Springer Spaniels be apartment dogs?

English Springer Spaniels aren't ideal for apartments, but might be able to live there successfully if there are enough opportunities to find larger spaces nearby to play.

Can English Springer Spaniels be left alone?

English Springer Spaniels don't like being left alone for too long. They tend to show some symptoms of seperation anxiety when left apart from their owners for long periods of time.

Are English Springer Spaniels good with kids?

English Springer Spaniels can do fine with kids. They will require some monitoring and training to make sure they get along and react well to unpredictable behavior.

Are English Springer Spaniels friendly with strangers?

Typically, English Springer Spaniels are friendly with strangers. They tend to be open and willing to trust those they don't know.

Do English Springer Spaniels get along with other dogs?

Although English Springer Spaniels will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.

Do English Springer Spaniels bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, English Springer Spaniels bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do English Springer Spaniels shed a lot?

The English Springer Spaniel isn't a heavy shedder. Some limited brushing and occassional cleaning should help prevent much hair build-up.

Do English Springer Spaniels need a lot of grooming?

English Springer Spaniels don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do English Springer Spaniels need a lot of exercise?

The English Springer Spaniel has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are English Springer Spaniels easy to train?

Typically, English Springer Spaniels are easy to train. They enjoy the bonding process with their owner and are quick to learn.

Can English Springer Spaniels handle cold weather?

English Springer Spaniels do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can English Springer Spaniels handle hot weather?

English Springer Spaniels do well in hot climates and can stay out longer without overheating.

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