In the nineteenth century, Norfolk was the only original spaniel hunting dog in England. Once the century came to an end, the spaniel became more refined and had a slower development, separating the Welsh Springer Spaniel and English Springer Spaniel. Being a descendant of the old Field Spaniel, which hardly exists today, the English Springer Spaniel was officially recognized by the English Kennel Club in 1902 and in 1927 the race was also recognized by the American Kennel Club. The English Springer Spaniel is now considered one of the best breeds of hunting dogs.
It is a solid dog, strong and active, and built for endurance work. The head is large but proportionally, the skull of medium in length, fairly broad and slightly broad arched muzzle, deep, slightly beveled well developed nose with wide nostrils, eyes medium sized, expressive, dark brown color, have a look mild and vineyard leaf shaped ears, long which are deeply attached at eye height. The neck is strong, muscular, moderately thick and loaded. The body of a English Springer Spaniel is strong, relatively long, deep and with a well developed chest, straight back, long and strong, sloping long shoulders, straight and powerful front feet, adorned with fringes. They have strong and flexible ankles, the posterior left down right up the shank, are slightly curved. Walking the dog is unmistakable as it launches its front feet in a straight line from shoulders.
The English Springer Spaniel can be found in several colors including: white, brown, black and white or shades combined. Black spots are usually observed in the eyebrows, ears and tail. It reaches 51 centimeters in height at the withers for males, respectively 50 centimeters for females and 22 to 24 kilograms in weight for both males and females.
Average life expectancy of an English Springer Spaniel is 12 to 14 years and a female will give birth to an average of seven puppies. A common disease in this breed in this breed is the hip dysplasia, epilepsy (occurring at 2 to 5 years after birth). Skin cancer can also occur. In temperament, he is an intelligent dog, well-educated and sometimes stubborn. He is active and energetic and an accomplished swimmer. The English Springer Spaniel will be a good companion, tolerant and if well-trained he will get along fine with children.