Breed Guide: English Springer Spaniel
Posted on April 28, 2014 under Dog Breeds
Dr. 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.
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|
|Lipoma (Fatty Tumor)||$820||$8,991|
|Pyoderma (Skin Infection)||$320||$918|
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