English Springer Spaniel 101
The English Springer Spaniel is a gun dog that has traditionally been used to flush and retrieve game. In fact, their name derives from the fact that they have the ability to ‘spring’ birds into the air. The English Springer Spaniel has also been used as a sniffer dog because they have excellent sense of smell. They are a very affectionate breed that is easily excitable. They have an average lifespan of about twelve to fourteen years.
English Springer Spaniel Personality
English Springer Spaniels are known for being friendly and eager to please. They love to lead and are willing to obey. These characteristics coupled with the dog’s intelligence make the English Springer Spaniels easy to train. In fact, the English Springer Spaniels ranked 13th in Stanley Coren’s The Intelligence of Dogs. These qualities also make them excellent working dogs that need to be able to exercise and focus their minds.
English Springer Spaniel Considerations
The English Springer Spaniels are very social dogs that love to socialize with humans and animals alike. This makes it so that if they are left alone for long periods of time, they can get very nervous and anxious. These feelings can lead to destructive behavior including chewing up carpets, scratching at the walls, etc. Not leaving them for too long and properly exercising them to get a lot of energy out can prevent this.
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