English Springer Spaniel
About The English Springer Spaniel
The English Springer Spaniel is a small, lively dog of medium size with long ears positioned close to the skull. They have a kind yet attentive countenance and a straight, medium-length coat with feathered ears, legs, and tail.
English Springer Spaniels are intelligent, eager to please, and energetic. They are cheerful dogs with a keen sense of humour. They normally get along well with children if they are raised with them from puppyhood on, and they are quite loving toward their owners. They're also normally nice with other pets in the house, especially little ones, however they may regard pet birds as prey because that's what they're bred to hunt.
English Springer Spaniels require a lot of exercise because they are hunting dogs, but keep them on a leash in unfenced areas or they may decide to go hunting on their own.
If visitors arrive to your house, English Springer Spaniels will bark, but if you're looking for a guard dog, keep looking. They are friendly, loving dogs who expect to be petted even by strangers.
English Springers are medium-sized dogs with sweet spaniel expressions and drop ears. A robust, medium-length coat protects its compact body, which is ornamented with feathering, a longer fringe of hair, on the ears, chest, legs, and belly. The docked tail wag can only be characterised as joyful. Their bodies are slightly longer than their heights. That's because a dog's body might fatigue rapidly when it's excessively lengthy – not ideal for a hardworking sporting canine!
Although the name Springer Spaniel refers to their action in the field, 'springing' game out of cover toward waiting guns, the English Springer Spaniel also has a long history of retrieving shot game, making this an ever popular working breed capable of handling a variety of tasks and possessing the stamina and athleticism necessary to get through a long working day.
Originally descended from comparable breeds in Spain, the English Springer Spaniel retains the most resemblance to the 'Land Spaniel' prototype that evolved into the other prominent British Spaniel breeds.
The Springer Spaniel is a naturally active, outgoing breed that is sociable, quick to learn, and eager to please. While show varieties may be less energetic and look calmer than working kinds, they all have an innate need to discover and carry stuff. They make excellent companion dogs for an active outdoor family if their demands are recognised and satisfied.
Springers are often amiable, eager to please, quick to learn, and ready to obey. He should never be either pushy or overly timid. There have been complaints of violence or extreme shyness in the breed in recent years, as well as severe separation anxiety. These characteristics are undesirable and may be the result of poor breeding. As with any other breed of dog, it's critical to conduct your homework and discover breeders that examine their breeding stock not just for genetic illnesses but also for temperament.
A variety of variables influence temperament, including inheritance, training, and socialisation. Puppies with good temperaments are interested and lively, eager to approach and be held by people. Choose the puppy in the midst of the pack, not the one that is tearing up his littermates or cowering in the corner. Always meet at least one of the parents — generally the mother is present — to confirm that they have pleasant personalities with whom you are comfortable. Meeting the parents siblings or other relatives is also beneficial in determining what a puppy will be like as he grows up.
Springers require socialisation and training from an early age. They, like any other dog, can become fearful if they are not adequately socialised — that is, exposed to a variety of people, sights, noises, and experiences — while they are young. Early socialisation ensures that your Springer puppy develops into a well-rounded dog.
The quantity of exercise required by your adult Springer varies; Field Springers require more than Show Springers. Your Springer will like being outside with you as you garden, read, or barbecue dinner if you have a fenced yard or acreage where he can play. He'll run about on his own for a while, then check in with you every few minutes, exactly like a hunter would. A mile-long stroll once or twice a day will also help him burn off all that Springer energy. Springers also enjoy swimming, which is a terrific way for them to get some exercise if you have a pool or access to a lake.
English Springer Spaniels are faithful, affectionate dogs that may live happily in most households if they have lots of regular activity.
Springers normally get along well with youngsters if they are raised with them from the time they are puppies. Older Springers that are not used to being around children may thrive in a family with children who are mature enough to engage with them responsibly.
Constantly educate youngsters how to approach and touch dogs, and always monitor any interactions between dogs and small children to avoid biting or ear or tail tugging on either party's side. Teach your youngster to never approach a dog while he is eating or to try to grab the dog's food. No dog should ever be left alone with a youngster.
Springers are usually normally fine with other pets in the house, especially little ones, however because they are designed to hunt birds, they may regard pet birds as prey. Separate them so they don't damage each other. The beak of a parrot is a formidable weapon.