Springer Spaniel

Everything you need to know about Springer

Life Expectancytypically 10+ years
SheddingMedium length with moderate shedding

Springer Spaniels are generally active dogs. They have long ears, and their coat is long and wavy in places, including the ears. Springer Spaniel colours include black, white, brown and tan. There’s lots of doggy behaviour that comes naturally to all breeds of dog, including Springers, from digging and chasing to searching and retrieving. 

Thinking about giving a Springer Spaniel a forever home? Here are some Springer Spaniel dog facts that might help you decide.

Caring for Springer Spaniels

Every dog is different with their own personality and needs. Here are some areas to think about when taking care of an Springer Spaniel.

How much exercise does a Springer Spaniel need?

Springer Spaniels are typically high-energy dogs who need lots of exercise to keep them physically and mentally healthy. They'll need daily walks, plus plenty of time and opportunity to explore, burn energy, and play....

How much food does a Springer Spaniel need?

The amount of food a Springer Spaniel needs depends on their:

  • age
  • size
  • activity levels
  • fitness
  • weight.

You can use the information on dog food packets as a guide,...

An infographic showing the key indicators of healthy body condition for a dog

How much grooming does an Springer Spaniel need?

You'll typically need to groom your Springer Spaniel once or twice a week. They’re also likely to need professional grooming.

To help your dog feel comfortable with handling and grooming, introduce it in a posit...

What size crate do you need for a Springer Spaniel?

When inside their crate, your dog should have plenty of space to: 

  • sit and stand up at their full height 
  • turn around without touching the sides 
  • lie down fully stretched out&...

Health issues

Before you give any type of Springer Spaniel a home, it’s important to know about possible health issues. Remember, not every dog will suffer them but it’s good to be prepared.

To find out more about potential h...

Springer Spaniel behaviour and training

Even if you think you know about Spaniel breeds, it’s important to remember that every dog has their own personality.

Are Springer Spaniels easy to train?

You can teach any breed of dog new tricks! It’s all about positive learning. Find out what your dog loves so you can use this to reward them after a success. Whether it’s treats, toys or lots of praise, training with ...

What’s the temperament of a Springer Spaniel?

Just like you, every dog is an individual with their own personality and prior experiences. As dogs grow from puppies, they learn all about the world. They develop their own likes and dislikes and learn to respond to ...

Are Springer Spaniels good with children?

Every dog has their own unique personality that has been shaped by their own experiences of the world. They’ll have their own likes and dislikes and will respond to situations in different ways. However, there are som...

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