Springer Spaniel Breeders

English Springer Spaniel Breeders

Finding  good English Springer Spaniel Breeders is crucial to you finding a good flushing dog. If you are a hunter you must buy a pup from someone who has hunting stock rather than show stock. You want a Springer who is BRED to hunt. The English Springer Spaniel was bred from spaniels in the late 19th century. Spaniels were either cockers or springers, and the English Springer Spaniel is a descendent of these springers. The springers are larger dogs that are used to flush and retrieve game. These dogs are very good as bird dogs and make good companions as a gundog. If you are interested in finding a English Springer Spaniel breeder browse ads on Buy and Sell Hunting Dogs. 

Appearance

The English Springer Spaniel is a medium sized dog that has a long shaggy coat that feathers on the legs. They usually have a docked tail and somewhat floppy ears. They have a very compact body that just looks like it is ready for action. They are very high energy dogs.

Health

The health of these dogs is average for a full breed dog. English Springer Spaniels live to be between 10 and 14 years of age. They are prone to certain major health problems such as elbow dysplasia and canine hip dysplasia. They are also prone to progressive retinal atrophy, retinal dysplasia, and phosphofructokinase deficiency.

Hunting

The English Springer Spaniel is primarily used as a bird dog. They can be used to hunt any type of birds, although they are usually preferred for pheasant hunting. These dogs are very good at sniffing out and flushing out pheasant from bushes and trees so that they can be easily shot. The dog will then retrieve the kill. To find  a good dog from a reputable breeder check the ads on Buy and Sell Hunting Dogs.

Temperament

English Springer Spaniels are very loyal and obedient dogs. They are very easy to train and live to please. These dogs are also extremely playful and very intelligent. You will do well to get an English Springer Spaniel as a puppy and raise it to your commands. The temperament of these dogs is such that they can make a good addition to a family with children in addition to being used as a hunting dog.

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