Springer Spaniel

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Learn about the temperament and personality of the English Springer Spaniel. Discover what he's like to live with, his traits and characteristics and how he generally behaves. And look at lots of English Springer Spaniel photos.

English Springer Spaniel Temperament

The English Springer Spaniel is a popular breed because they are fun, eager to please, obedient and affectionate. They love their families, and they are loyal and trustworthy. They are energetic and social, and are good with children. However, they require a lot of your attention. They need to be loved, and will want to stick very closely to their owners. They do not do well if left alone for long periods of time. They also need a lot of exercise. They love to run, and they need to run. A lonely or unexercised English Springer Spaniel will misbehave. These outgoing, versatile dogs excel in canine sports such as agility, obedience, and retrieving. They also love to swim, and much to your dismay, will often attempt to do so in mud puddles. They do best with a fenced in yard, as they are known to chase squirrels. In short, English Springer Spaniels make excellent pets for an active family. They are cheerful, intelligent, social, lively, and entertaining. They will certainly become a part of your family.

English Springer Spaniel Training

The English Springer Spaniel is very intelligent and easy to train. He learns new commands very fast.

English Springer Spaniel Shedding

The English Springer Spaniel sheds a fair amount of hair. You'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home.

English Springer Spaniel Grooming

The medium-length coat of the English Springer Spaniel requires brushing a few times a week to keep it tangle-free.

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Rating: Ease of training

Tells you how easy or difficult a breed is to train.

A higher rating means the breed is easier to train, a lower rating means the breed is harder to train.

An easy to train breed require less time and patience to train.

Rating: Intelligence

Tells you how intelligent a breed is in terms of how quickly it can learn commands from humans. A higher rating means the breed will learn your commands faster (and is therefore generally considered to be more intelligent), while a lower rating means the breed will learn your commands more slowly (and is therefore generally considered to be less intelligent).

Keep in mind that this is only one way to measure a dog's intelligence and a low rating might still mean the breed is highly intelligent in other ways.

Rating: Shedding

Tells you how much hair the breed sheds. The higher the rating the more hair the breed sheds.

Rating: Watchdog

Tells you how good the breed is at being a watchdog and raising the alarm when a stranger approaches. A higher rating means the breed will bark vigorously to warn you of a stranger's presence on your property. A low rating means the breed probably won't bark much if a stranger enters your property.

Rating: Guard dog

Tells you how good the breed is at being a guard dog due to the appearance, size, and strength of the breed. A breed with a high guard dog rating will make an intruder think twice before stepping foot on your property.

Rating: Popularity

Tells you how popular the breed is in terms of ownership. A higher rating means that more people own the breed. The more popular a breed is the easier it is to find and purchase one because there are more breeders breeding it.

Rating: Size

Tells you how large or small the breed is. A lower rating means the breed is smaller and a higher rating means the breed is larger. It gives you a quick idea of how physically large or small the breed is compared with all the other breeds.

Rating: Agility

Tells you how agile the breed is. A higher rating means the breed is fast and nimble on its feet while a lower rating means the breed is heavier and slower on its feet.

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