English Springer Spaniel dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: England
- Group: Sporting
- Weight: Male: 20-25 kg Females: 18-23 kg
- Height: Males: 48-56 cm Females: 46-51 cm
- Colors: white-orange, white-brown, tricolor, red and white, greyscale
- Training: easy to train
- Grooming: needs brushing and movement
- Temperament: Alert, active, intelligent, loving
- Health: prone to ear infections
- Litter size: 4 - 10 puppies
- Lifespan: 12 - 14 years
- Other names: Springer Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel dog
In the nineteenth century, Norfolk spaniel hunting dog was originally only in England. Once century is coming to an end, spaniel became more polished and has slowed development, separating Welsh springer spaniel and is in English Springer Spaniel.
English springer spaniel was officially recognized by the English Kennel Club in 1902 and in 1927 the breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club.
There is currently debate about the spaniel breeds. English springer spaniel American clubs and breeders believe that the American version of the race is so different that it would be considered a distinct breed of the English version. So far, no decision has been taken in this direction so that all English springer spaniel and train a group.
As passionate hunting dog, springer spaniel main objective was to remove OF THE hunting from hideouts. By forcing the prey to come out of hiding, hunting springer is making it easier and more productive for the hunter.
Currently, English springer spaniel is considered by many as one of the best breeds of hunting dogs that recover hunted both from the ground and from water, so they can be used both ground and in water.
Food English Springer Spaniel
Dogs were developed as omnivores which means you can eat a wide range of food to fulfill nutritional requirements. They have long intestines, 6 times the length of the dog, just to be able to digest food more easily.
Meat, cereals and vegetables can be easily digested by dogs.
Puppies require larger amounts of food compared to body weight because they are growing, and after 18 weeks 3 meals facilitates digestion. Later after 18 months can move on to two meals a day, but not less.
Both chicks and adults should be fed quality food, well balanced nutritionally adequate to their needs. For example dogs that sit outside in winter coop must supplement their food to produce heat and stay healthy.
Do not forget that besides eat any animal needs fresh water.
Description English Springer Spaniel
English springer spaniel is a medium sized dog with long ears hanging. It must be sturdy, neither too slim nor too massive. The front legs should be straight. Feet are compact. The head is strong in proportion to the body.
Head length should be approximately equal to the neck. The stop is moderate with a depression that occurs between the eyes that gradually disappear towards the middle of the forehead. The head and muzzle must be almost parallel plans.
Eyes, neither too large nor too small, gentle voice. The eyes are brown or dark brown, depending on coat color. The ears are fixed in line with the eyes. They are pulled to the front, ears have to get up the nose.
The coat is long, smooth, thick and waterproof. Breed standard requires shortening of the tail. Although the coat color may be a mixture of brown, black and white combination of burgundy (dark red) and white tends to be most appreciated. That makes up hair coat may be smooth or wavy and often.
English springer spaniel adult can reach a weight of 20-25 kg and 18-23 kg male to female. At the height of the withers is 48-56 cm and 46-51 cm from male to female.
Behavior English Springer Spaniel
English springer spaniel is intelligent, active and energetic. A companion trustworthy and loyal, English springer spaniel ii watchdogs are not excellent, but they will alert family if any stranger approaches.
Because of their need for movement, English springer spaniel them are excellent companions for active children. English springer spaniel I love water, so always be wet and dirty.
Spinger English spaniel is a good pet, being tolerant with children but reserved with strangers. Some may be shy and be socialized early on. Be tolerant of other pets, especially if they are not birds.
English springer spaniel is an active dog and will be happiest if they were provided a fenced area, great for making the move. Apartment owners are recommended not to block but can adapt if their master gives them the time needed for daily movement.
In general, English springer spaniel is inactive inside the home. English springer spaniel tends to manifest aggression without peers of the same sex. This breed has a tendency to become more destructive and bark if left alone for long periods of time.
Training English Springer Spaniel
A versatile breed, dogs can be trained if they are good companions.
Spinger English spaniel them are intelligent and learn quickly, but can be stubborn.
Some dogs tend to roam too far during the hunt and requires a full training.
Their first love is hunting and finding hunting.
For this reason, English Spinger spaniel she is doing best when training involves exercises that highlight your hunting skills.
Characteristics English Springer Spaniel
In recent years, there has been a disturbing trend of developing specimens vicious temperament.
Attention should be given full English springer spaniel socialization community, and if you feel any tendency toward aggression must be requested guidance from a trainer or specialist veterinary behavior problems.
Another concern is the possibility of developing phobias. They related phobia inert objects, and towards strangers.
Because English springer spaniel asks activity and movement, race is not at ease if deprived of liberty for prolonged periods of time.
To keep their coat shiny and neincurcata, daily brushing is required. The ears must be checked regularly to detect any occurrence of any inflammatory process. If the hair on the inner ear is clipped, it can lead to chronic otitis. The hair on the legs should be trimmed to prevent it thistles and aristelor.
Health English Springer Spaniel
Glaucoma is a serious and painful condition that causes increased intraocular pressure. Can lead to blindness if not treated on time.
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not work properly. In the absence of sufficient amounts of thyroid hormone can cause illness.
Epilepsy is a disorder of the nervous system that develops between the ages of 2-5 years.
Hip dysplasia is a malformation of the hip joint that results in pain, lameness and arthritis in a row.
In addition, English springer spaniel is prone to ear infections (otitis), atopy, progressive retinal atrophy and skin cancer. The breed has a tendency to overweight, so it is not fed in excess.
The average lifespan of English springer spaniel is 12-14 years.