English Springer Spaniel

Sporting Breed

Muffin and Maggie rescued through the Golden Gate ESS Association Rescue

The English Springer Spaniel loves everybody.  They do well with children and usually have no problems with other pets.  They love the water – a lake, a stream, a mud puddle.  The Springer needs to be exercised and they enjoy a non-sedentary lifestyle.  OK for apartments as long as their exercise needs are met.  Their coat needs regular brushing and close attention should be given to make sure their ears stay clean.  Because of its love of water and the outdoors their coat can become “snarley” in short order.

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Notes for owners
Eager to please
Medium Weekly Good with children.  Love water.  Can get into trouble if left alone for long periods.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

ESS Field Trial Association

The Springer Puppy

English Springer Spaniel Rescue

ESSFTA Breeder Referral



We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
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