15 Interesting Facts About English Springer Spaniels

The English Springer Spaniel is an athletic beauty from misty Britain. In the past, as today, he is often used as a hunting companion, but he is also an even-tempered and friendly family dog.

English Springer Spaniel (dog breed) – FCI classification
FCI Group 8: Retrievers – Search dogs – Water dogs.
Section 2 – scavenger dogs
with working exam
Country of origin: Great Britain

Default number: 125
approx. 51 cm for males and females
Use: scavenger and retriever.

#1 The ancestors of the modern English Springer Spaniel belong to the oldest type of hunting dog in England, the so-called “gundogs”.

#2 Originally, these “gun dogs”, which were particularly popular as a leisure sport at the peak of hunting, only had to find the prey and drive it in front of the hunter’s gun.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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