The English springer spaniel is a gun dog that belongs to Spaniel family. Its average lifespan is between twelve to fourteen years. Also, we can describe it as a medium-sized compact dog. It has a wagging tail and its coat seems long because of feathering on the legs. Additionally, less pendulous ears are intrinsic to this breed.
If we compare it with other breeds, Springer Spaniel is similar with both English Cocker Spaniel and Welsh Springer. However, they have some differences. For example, English Springer is shorter than Cocker Spaniel and it has longer muzzle if we compare with Cocker Spaniel. Also if you check the standard size of this type of dog, you can see that their size can change depends on the sex. For instance, male dogs should be around 18 to 20 inches but female dogs are generally around 17 to 19 inches. Even they are slightly different, still there is a variation. In addition, this breed has almost same size of head and neck.
When we examine the temperament of the Springer Spaniel, we need to mention about their friendly nature. If you look for a dog for companying your child, this dog will be one of the perfect choices. Besides that the gentle and social features of these dogs, they are intelligent and quick learner. Also, they are generally obedient, brave and playful. Thus, if you have one of these dıgs, you might not have trouble with them. Another important point about the dogs’ education is your behavior. For example, Springers do their best if you set some clear rules and provide some consistent structures. On the other hand, if you are a meek owner or you do not provide any daily exercises, this kind of behavior will create frustration. Therefore, the dog might start to bark a lot because it will feel alone.
To sum, this breed is very suitable, if you are both authoritarian and like to play with dogs. Otherwise, Springer thinks that you are not enough stronger to be an owner so they try to take over the leader role.