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English Springer Spaniel (Sitting, Face)
Sitting, Face

Breed Information


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2019: #27

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2016: #26

2015: #27

Name English Springer Spaniel
Other names Springer Spaniel
Origin United Kingdom
Breed Group

Sporting (AKC:1910)

Gun Dog (UKC)

Size Medium
Type Purebred
Life span 10-14 years









Male: 19-21 inches (48-56 cm)

Female:18-20 inches (46-51 cm)


Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg)

Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg)


Black & White

Black White & Tan

Liver & White

Liver White & Tan

White & Black

White & Liver

Litter Size 4-10 puppies
Puppy Prices

Average $800 - $1800 USD

Usually, the average price of a English Springer Spaniel puppy from a reputable breeder is between $800 and $1,800, while a top-quality English Springer Spaniel puppy can cost as high as $3,000 and upward. Their price depends upon the pup’s age, sex, quality, pedigree, and breeder’s location.

Breed Characteristics


5 stars

Apartment Friendly

5 stars

They will do okay in an apartment if sufficiently exercised. English Springer Spaniels adapt well to town or city life. They are relatively inactive indoors and will do best with at least an average-sized yard.

Barking Tendencies

3 stars


Cat Friendly

3 stars

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Dog Friendly

5 stars

Exercise Needs

5 stars

Springers enjoy as much exercise as you can give them. They need lots of it to be happy. They should have chances to take daily long walks or jogs where the dog is made to heel beside or behind the human, never in front, as in a dog's mind, the leader leads the way. They will also benefit from a run and play off the leash. They love to retrieve and swim. These dogs perform very well in both agility skills trials and obedience competitions.


4 stars

High Maintenance: Grooming should be performed often to keep the dog's coat in good shape. Professional groomers can be sought after for assistance. Professional trimming or stripping needed.

Health Issues

4 stars

Hypoallergenic: No


5 stars

Ranking: #13 Full Ranking List


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Shedding Level

3 stars

Moderate Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!

Stranger Friendly

5 stars


5 stars

Easy Training: It is very intelligent and eager to please. Obedience training is recommended. The English Springer Spaniel can learn a wide variety of hunting skills, such as following hand signals, ‘Scenting’ (tracking prey by smell), ‘Flushing’ (flushing birds in a zigzag pattern), ‘Quarter’ (remaining in gun range), ‘Soft Mouth’ (holding a bird in the mouth without biting it), and ‘Retrieve to Hand’ (delivering to the hunter on command).

Watchdog Ability

3 stars

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English Springer Spaniel Puppy (Sitting, Face)
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English Springer Spaniel Names

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
01 Charlie Daisy
02 Sam Mia
03 Toby Chloe
04 Jack Lola
05 Teddy Zoey
06 Bear Bailey
07 Oliver Lilly
08 Bentley Penny
09 Baxter Nala
10 Dexter Gracie
100 Cute Puppy Names ›


The English Springer Spaniel is compactly built, upstanding with proud carriage, slightly longer than tall but with fairly long legs and a deep body. Its build should suggest a combination of strength, agility and endurance, a dog capable of hunting tirelessly under the most difficult of conditions. The outer coat is of medium length, either flat or wavy, and the undercoat is soft and dense. This combination protects the dog from weather, water and thorns. The gait is long and ground-covering. The expression — alert, kindly and trusting — is an essential feature of springer type.

Friendly, affectionate and easily trained. These qualities are essential when being trained for the field or shown in the ring. The Springer’s long ears, soft expression and happy disposition clearly show him to be a member of the ancient family of spaniels. It is uncharacteristic for a gun dog to be aggressive towards other dogs or people, therefore aggression is unacceptable behavior. Tentativeness is to be equally penalized with allowances for young puppies.


The English Springer Spaniel is the oldest and best-established sporting gun dog. It is the taproot of all the sporting land spaniels (except the Clumber Spaniel). The name undoubtedly comes from his actions afield where he springs at his quarry and flushes it for the net, falcon or Greyhound. Today he is used as a flusher and retriever. The breed's popularity has given way to the American Cocker Spaniel, but still remains in the top 30 most popular breeds of dogs. The English Springer Spaniel was recognized by the AKC in 1910.

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