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English Springer Spaniel

The father of the Spaniels?

English Springer Spaniel
origin:Spain/Great Britain
date origin:16th century
life expectancy:12 to 14 years
classification:Gundog
height:48 to 51 cm
weight:22 to 24 kg
exercise: Demandingtraining: Easyclimate: Temperatein/out: Indoorgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Mediumsize: Small-Medium
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History [ edit ]

The roots of the spaniels are in Spain, hence the name, but it´s believed that they were brought to England by the Romans. It was in England that this breed devoped untill it´s current appearance and the first record of a springer spaniel dates from the 16th century.

Until the 18th century, the spaniels of different sizes weren’t differentiated and it was common to see a large height range between the puppies in a litter. At that time it became established that smaller dogs would be named cockers, the medium sized ones springers and the larger ones setters. This criterion as im