Small Dog Breeds A-Z (over 69 dog breeds listed!)
The English Springer Spaniel
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The English Springer Spaniel is a medium sized dog from England, with an average shoulder height of twenty inches (51 cm). They sport a smooth and very dense coat, which, although mostly dirt and water resistant, requires a regular grooming schedule with a brush to remove dead hair. This breed benefits greatly from a visit to a professional dog groomer every three to six months for a good hand plucking. The standard colors of English Springer Spaniels are black with white, or liver with white and possible tan markings.
English Springer Spaniels have a reputation for being obedient, friendly, and highly sociable. They are well-known for their ability to get along well with other pets, dogs, and children of any age. It is not terribly difficult to train English Springer Spaniels, as these dogs are very intelligent and eager to please. They adapt well to their living situation, although it is not fair to limit them to only three walks a day. English Springer Spaniels need plenty of opportunities to run and play, retrieve or swim, or romp in the countryside.