Northern English Springer Spaniel Rescue
Physical Characteristics of an English Springer Spaniel
The English Springer represents perhaps the greatest divergence between working and show lines of any breed of dog. A field-bred dog (working)and a show-bred dog appear to be different breeds, but are registered together. In fact, the gene pools are almost completely segregated and have been for at least 70 years.
A field bred dog would not be even remotely competitive in a modern dog show while a show dog would be unlikely to have the speed or stamina to succeed in a field trial (Fergus, 2002).
Field-bred dogs tend to have shorter, coarser coats than the show-bred dogs. Their ears are less pendulous. Field-bred dogs are wirey and have more of a feral look than their show-bred cousins. (Fergus, 2002). The tail of the field bred dog is only docked by a few inches in comparison to the show dog to provide a "flag" for the hunter. Field-bred dogs are generally selected for nose, hunting ability, and trainability rather than appearance.
Males in the show dog line average approximately 18 to 20 inches (45 to 50 cm) at the withers and weigh on average between 50 and 55 pounds (23 to 25 kg). Females are generally smaller, averaging closer to 40 pounds (18 kg). Show dogs have longer fur and more pendant ears, dewlaps and dangling flews. (Fergus, 2002) The tail is docked to a short stub in those countries which permit docking. They are generally more thickly boned and heavier than field-bred springers.
The coat comes in three different color combinations. Black-and-white, liver-and-white, or either of these combinations with tan markings (usually on the cheeks and above the eyes). Dogs bred for show are generally more colour than white, whereas sporting dogs tend to have more white in their coats for visibility.
Temperament of an English Springer Spaniel
The Springer is an affectionate and easy-going family dog, and its alertness and attentiveness make it the ideal hunting companion. An intelligent dog, and eager to please, a Springer is easily incorporated into a family setting. Although good with children, it tends to have a moderate to high energy level. Its long-legged build makes it among the fastest of the spaniels. It has unlimited stamina and needs plenty of activity, as much as 2 hours per day, to focus its mind and to provide substantial exercise.
Like any breed described as "good with children", a Springer Spaniel must be accustomed to children. Any dog that is not well socialised with children will not behave predictably around them. Unless trained Springers do have a tendency to jump up at people and this can lead to them knocking smaller children over.
English Springer Spaniels are playful animals; many owners find humor in their play. As with many playful dogs or hunting dogs bred as retrievers, these dogs will play with things as simple as empty plastic bottles, socks, or towels. These spaniels easily remember where such things are kept and are good at getting them out. English Springer Spaniels need a lot of regular exercise and mental stimulation for optimum mental health.blog post template google docs blogging kaise karte hain blogging video camera money off blogging blog username ideas blogging vs journaling blogging past participle blog free blogging on medium blogging from iphone blogging apps that pay blogging with squarespace blogging in wordpress blogging as an educational tool blogging video camera blogging income blogging images blog feed format zen cart blogging blogging after retirement difference between blogging and affiliate marketing blog quizlet blogging in zimbabwe steven outside blog blogging translate into bengali guest blogging off page blog with blogger blog gael even blogging lamp blogging without a niche blogging without domain blog inside shopify over blogging definition set up blogging site blogging helps your inbound marketing by blog at baruch blogging blogging step by step blogging pro blog from google blogging from ipad blogging quora blogging name generator blog as a service blog layout blogging from the heart blogging jobs remote blogging software is blogging out of date blogging by maya blog sites free blogging job description blogging of e commerce blog juniper home blog as a business blog of doom blog up step food blog behind the scenes translate blogging into kannada blogging beyond the classroom blogging comes under which category blog meets brand blog to book shutterfly blog url ideas blogging takes off traduzione blogging with wordpress blogging vs vlogging blog xamarin blog questions to ask blogging at work is vlogging better than blogging blogging as a business model blog at niramaalaa.blogspot.com blog creation blogging by email blogging of e commerce blog emoji blogging google blogging to promote your business blogging sign up blog inside website blogging like website blogging dog center blogging youtube channel name blogging through the fourth dimension blogging unscramble blog before myspace blog about me zibra blog before and after blogging translate into bengali blogging over thyme blog like tumblr blogging ideas for beginners blogging best practices blogging que es guest blogging off page blog out of the box blogging books blog before we die guest blogging off page blogging without website blog creation blogstomp bloggingheads blogging dallas cowboys meaning behind blog blog meaning blogging platforms examples blogging at work blog through squarespace what after blogging blogging alert xyz blog website builder vlogging camera blogging in zambia blogging as a business model blogging at 70 blog before publishing blogging your way by holly becker blogging boys blogging definition blogging in education blogging to the bank blogging by definition blog behind the black secret behind blogging blog niche ideas blogging of e commerce blog youtube blogging is blog for money blogging apps blog within a website blog after gastric sleeve blogging without wordpress blog meets brand blogging under your own name blog vs vlog blog with affiliate links blogging success zone blog disney blogging platforms blogging of future blogging at medium blogging without investment blogging vs microblogging blogging sites blogging websites can i retire now blog blogging business is blogging out of date blogging ideas blogging platform before difference between blogging and affiliate marketing blogging without showing your face blogging as a side hustle blog without social media blog examples blogging using google sites blog young house love difference between blog and article near blog blog quilting guest blogging off page blog themes blogging without social media blog vs vlog blog through squarespace career after blogging blogging step by step blog zendesk blogging over thyme blogging dirty blogging at the limit blogging business plan blogging by numbers blogging in 2021 blogging the boys blogging with medium