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Basic characteristics

Country/Region of Origin:                                                         Britain
Trainability:                                                                                 Easy
Size:                                                                                       Medium
weight:                                                                                        -  Kg
Energy level:                                                                               High
Exercise needed:                                                              60min/daily
Color:                                                           Black/Gray/White/Brown
Protection:                                                                              Medium
Shedding:                                                                                    Low
Area needed:                                                                                 Big



Additional information (Wiki): The English Springer Spaniel represents perhaps the greatest divergence between working and show lines of any breed of dog. A field-bred dog and a show-bred dog appear to be different breeds, but are registered together. In fact, the gene pools are almost completely segregated and have been for at least 70 years. A field bred dog would not be even remotely competitive in a modern dog show while a show dog would be unlikely to have the speed or stamina to succeed in a field trial.

The typical Springer is friendly, eager to please, quick to learn and willing to obey. The Springer is an affectionate and easy-going family dog, and its alertness and attentiveness make it the ideal hunting companion. An intelligent dog, active and eager to please, an English Springer is easily incorporated into a family setting. The English Springer Spaniel ranks 13th in Stanley Coren's The Intelligence of Dogs, considered an excellent working dog.

This spaniel tends to have a moderate energy level. It has exceptional stamina and needs moderate amounts of activity, to focus its mind and to provide exercise, although this is different for each dog. English Springers need plenty of exercise in order to run off their excess energy. Its long-legged build makes it among the fastest of the spaniels. These dogs can be over excitable but adequate walking can prevent this.

In general, the breed is good with other pets, such as cats and ferrets. However, some English Springer Spaniels may not be suitable for homes with pet birds without additional training, due to their natural hunting instinct. As with all breeds, dogs must become accustomed to other pets, and it's better to introduce to pets when they are both very young.

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