The Springer is the place where beauty and utility meet. Standing 19 to 20 inches at the shoulder, and weighing between 40 and 50 pounds, Springers are tough, well-muscled hunters. Their energy, stamina, brains, and smooth “rear drive” movement have earned them an exalted place in the realm of bird dogs. But a Springer— with his smartly marked coat, yearning spaniel expression, and long, lush ears—would be prized for good looks even if he couldn’t tell a grouse from a mouse.
They make excellent house pets, but require daily exercise. They thrive on socialization and positive training: without it, they can become pushy and obnoxious. Springers need regular exercise. The trainability required for a Springer to excel as a hunter makes the breed a standout in other performance events. Cheerful and affectionate, Springers love their families and like to stick close to their owners.
Did You Know?
In 1902 the Kennel Club of England recognized the English Springer Spaniel as a distinct breed (particularly from English Cockers).
In 1881 the American Spaniel Club was founded.
In 1924 the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association was formed and the breed became more well known.
The name "springing spaniel" included in one classification the ancestral stock from which many of our present-day land spaniels emanated.
The AKC standard for the English Springer Spaniel, formed in 1927 and revised in 1932, was made as nearly as possible to foster the natural ability of the Springer, while encouraging uniformity within the breed.
The acceptable colors in the breed are black or liver with white, blue or liver roan, and tricolor. Lemon, red, and orange are considered unacceptable and "are not to place" according to the English Springer Spaniel standard in order to distinguish the colors of the English Springer Spaniel.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
|Description||Desc.||Standard Colors||Std. Colors||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Black & White||019|
|Black White & Tan||034|
|Liver & White||125|
|Liver White & Tan||127|
|White & Black||202|
|White & Liver||212|
|Lemon & White||115|
|Orange & White||134|
|Red & White||146|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|