Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Country of Origin: England
Color: Orange & White, Liver & White, Tri-color, Red & White, Black & White, Lemon & White
Life Expectancy: 12-15 years
Height: Female: 46-51 cm, Male: 48-56 cm
Weight: Female: 18-23 kg, Male: 20-25 kg
Litter Size: 5-10 puppies
The English Springer Spaniel is a compact, hearty medium-sized dog with long pendant ears. They should be sturdy and neither too light nor too heavy.
The tail is generally docked (and wagging!). The dog should have a proud bearing, with a level back approximately the same length as the height at the withers (never longer). The front legs should he straight.
The feet are compact. The head is strong, yet refined and not too heavy, in good proportion to the rest of the dog. The length of the head should be about the same as the length of the neck.
The stop is moderate with a groove rising between the eyes and gradually disappearing in the middle of the forehead. The topline of the skull and muzzle have approximately parallel planes. The medium-sized eyes have a kind expression.
The eyes are either hazel or brown, depending on the color of the coat. The ears are set in line with the eyes. When pulled forward, the ears should reach all the way to the top of the nose. The tail is customarily docked. The teeth should meet in a scissors bite and the jaw is powerful.
The medium-length coat is flat or wavy and feathered, and comes in liver & white, and black & white (with or without tan markings), blue or liver roan. The white may have flecks of colored hair.
Temperament: Alert, Cheerful, Active, Attentive, Intelligent, Affectionate
Health Problems: Some English Springers are prone to hip dysplasia, PRA, which affects the eyes, PFK, a blood disorder, epilepsy, and HD. They gains weight easily; do not overfeed.
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