Looking for a people pleaser pooch? A Springer Spaniel may be the answer. Whether you’re thinking of borrowing one or getting your own, we’ve pulled together lots of fun and interesting facts you should know about the breed, courtesy of the Springer Spaniel owners in our community.
What is a Springer Spaniel?
As its name suggests, Springer Spaniels have a historic hunting role and would “spring” towards birds to flush them into the air. The breed continues to maintain this excitable personality as a favourite family dog, and are among the fastest of the Spaniels thanks to its long-legged build. They’re medium in size with a black and white or liver and white thick coat and long flappy ears.
The general term “Springer Spaniel” may refer to either the English Springer Spaniel or the Welsh Springer Spaniel - they are very similar, although the purebred Welsh Springer is only ever found in red (or liver) and white.
How much exercise does a Springer Spaniel need?
Springer Spaniels are very energetic and according to the Kennel Club, they’re capable of working tirelessly all day. As a result, they need at least 2 hours of exercise per day.
“Saige is able to walk for miles and miles and runs 5km with me two or three times a week without breaking her stride. But she seems equally comfortable idling around on a sofa, relaxing with cuddles.” - Mark, owner Saige
What is the temperament of a Springer Spaniel?
As a very sociable breed, Springer Spaniels prefer the company of others, including children and other pets. Some report the Springer as a dog breed that bonds with one person in particular, and therefore may suffer separation anxiety if left alone. Generally though, the Springer is cheerful and affectionate; extroverted in nature and typically an ideal family dog.
“Charlie is lovely little man who isn't entirely convinced he's not one of those humans. He loves nothing more than being adored, all the attention and cuddles. And tennis balls. He loves tennis balls.”- Kelly, Owner of Charlie
Are Springer Spaniels easy to train?
The typical Springer Spaniel is eager to please, quick to learn and willing to obey. As with most active dog breeds, Springers are better behaved and easier to train when they have had sufficient exercise.
“Obi is a lovely and obedient dog, although can get excitable. Ultimately he wants to please.” - Lea, Owner of Obi
That being said, here are a few funny quirks that some of our members’ pooches have:
Siobhan, Owner of Scooter
“Scooter is very well behaved and knows he is not the leader of the pack!”
Laura, Owner of Bodie
“Bodie loves playing catch and if there is water around no matter how cold, he will be jumping in to go for a swim.”
Most common Springer Spaniel names on BorrowMyDoggy:
Does your Springer Spaniel’s lovely hair get all over your furniture and rugs? Here's a quick, simple clean up trick :)
High paws to our lovely community for letting us share these facts about their Springer Spaniels. Paws crossed you found them helpful :)
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