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Breed Guide: English Springer Spaniel

Posted on: April 28th, 2014 by

English Spinger SpanielDr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the English Springer Spaniel

Height (to base of neck): female 19″, male 20″

Weight: female 40lbs, male 50lbs

Color: Liver and white, black and white, tricolor, blue and liver roan.

Origin: England

Coat: Double coated with medium length hair that is flat to wavy. They have feathering on limbs and chest.

Life Expectancy: 12-15 years

Energy level: High

Exercise needs: High

Breed Nicknames: Springers

Is an English Springer Spaniel the Right Dog Breed for You?

The English Springer Spaniel was bred as a working dog, excelling at gun work and field trials.  They are an intelligent and loyal breed.  They require adequate exercise and stimulation to prevent boredom driven undesirable habits such as chewing and barking.  Early training and socialization can make them better suited as a family dog.  They are alarm barkers.  Their double coat requires daily grooming, and special attention needs to be made to ear cleanliness to prevent infections.

5 Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the English Springer Spaniel

According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount  Most Expensive Claim 
Ear Infection $214 $1,306
Skin Allergies $491 $1,978
Lipoma (Fatty Tumor) $820 $8,991
Cystitis (Bloat) $429 $1,854
Pyoderma (Skin Infection) $320 $918

 

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