Ever popular with Children and Adults alike the Springer Spaniel has a playful nature and bags of energy that will make it a firm favourite with any energetic children.
Steeped in history the breed takes its name from the Norfolk Spaniel, the moniker the Springer was known by until 1900. The official breed status was accredited to this great breed in 1902 when it was recognized in its own merit. The breed has remained popular across the board thanks to the dogs ability to fit in well both in the home and working environment. Springer spaniels are renowned for having a bottom less pit of energy but some owners have found that if they have an average size garden and a 1-2 hour walk per day they will fit in well to suburban life.
Famed as a companion to hunters the springer has lost none of its natural instinct to out chase rival canines and be the first to retrieve prey. The spaniel craves structure and an authoritative voice so is best suited to an active owner who is clear in their tone to the dog. Not one to be stuck indoors the springer has in the past been associated with great things and are highly regarded gun dogs who can fetch a small fortune when properly trained.
With quite a long and fluffy coat the springer is an extroverted character who thrives on company, so not a breed to be left at home alone for hours on end without some form of vocal dispute!
Make sure you keep an eye on the dogs ear flaps as these are known to become matted and cause potential inner ear issues.
Overall the springer Spaniel is becoming an increasingly popular dog amongst people who want a confident,sociable dog that can be trained to perfection.
Remember the Gencon All in One head collar can be used on all breeds, including the Springer Spaniel.