Original Name : English Springer Spaniel
Type : Braccoid
Male size : Approximately 20 inches
Female size : Approximately 20 inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : United Kingdom
English Springer Spaniels are symmetrically built, compact, strong, cheerful and active. The longest-legged, raciest of the British land spaniels, they are friendly and easy to live with, naturally docile, never timid or aggressive.
Fairly wide, medium length skull, slightly rounded, rising from the foreface, with a brow or stop divided by fluting between the eyes.
Strong, neither too long nor too short, with strong muscular loins that are slightly arched and well coupled, and deep, well developed chest.
Liver and white, black and white, or either of these colors with tan markings.
Lobular, fairly close to the head, good length and width, set at eye level, nicely feathered.
Set low, never higher than the back, well feathered, lively action.
Dense, straight and weather resistant, never coarse.
English Springer Spaniels are members of a breed of old and pure origins from which all other British spaniels are said to be descended. They were originally used to find and spring game for net, falcon or greyhound, but nowadays they are employed to find, flush and retrieve. They are highly appreciated in many countries as their physique allows them to easily infiltrate marshes and bushes.
English Springer Spaniels have a gait all of their own. They swing their forelegs forward straight from the shoulder, so the feet are thrown forward in an easy, free way. The hocks should drive well under the body, following the line of the forelegs. When moving at a slower tempo they may pace, which is typical of the breed.