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English Springer Spaniel

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
English Springer Spaniel
Exercise
Grooming
Appearance
Medium-length, straight water-resistant outercoat. Short, soft dense undercoat. Moderate feathering. Black and white, liver and white, tricolour (liver or black and white with tan), blue or liver roan.
Photo courtesy of Nanjay Perm. Reg'd
History

Early spaniels were named according to their size and the jobs they did. The smallest were Cocker Spaniels, mid-sized were Field Spaniels, and the largest were Springer Spaniels. All three sizes could be born in the same litters, and sometimes dogs would change types as they outgrew their old standards. This proved confusing at times, and in the late 1800s the three types were separated and interbreeding banned. The English Springer Spaniel was officially named a breed in 1902. Breeders brought it to North America in 1907, where it faced difficult competition with pre-existing pointers and setters. Interest in the breed increased in 1922 when the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association was founded. Over time, a division between field-bred and show-bred lines developed; stronger working instincts and more white coverage are typical of working lines.

Personality

Thanks to their similar heritage, the English Springer Spaniel is much like the English Cocker Spaniel in personality. He is happy and easy-going, a quick learner, and deeply bonded to his family. He loves to swim and play, and is sure to end up wet if a pond or puddle can be found. With regular exercise, the Springer is ready to relax at home, enjoying a comfy snooze on his bed. Because of his deep family bond, the English Springer Spaniel does not like to be left alone at home.

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English Springer Spaniel Breeders

Synergenic
Alberta

Synergenic English Springer Spaniels, Ron & Gail Chapman. Humanely raised pups with full tails and phalanged dewclaws left natural. The focus of 30 plus years of breeding has been for workability; show, field, obedience, agility and therapy dogs. All stock is Hip/Elbow/Heart and Eye OFA’d clear. Puppies home-raised. 8 year written health guarantee against disabling hereditary diseases. Members of ESSCC, WRESSAA, ESSFTA. Also, SPCA (2012) inspected breeders and two time Pedigree Breeders of the year. Puppies available occasionally to approved homes. Calgary, AB T2J 6H8 (403) 860-9292; synergy@telus.net; http://gillianchapman.com/restaurant/welcome

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Ruskate Kennel Reg’d
Ontario

Ruskate Reg’d, Bonnie Bristow. English Springer Spaniels – Since 1989 – Temperament-Plus,Show/Companion Quality puppies – With Classic Springer Style – Written Guarantee – Black and white, and liver and white raised with lots of TLC on fresh country sunshine. Like us on Facebook. 8667 10th Line Essa Township, RR#2, Barrie, Ontario, L4M 4S4 (705) 733-5768; bonniebristow@sympatico.ca; http://ruskate-kennels.com; https://www.facebook.com/Ruskate-Registered-Kennels-375095725889757/

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Nanjay Perm. Reg`d
Ontario

Nanjay Perm Reg’d, Nanci J Footitt. Since 1976… Where quality extends beyond the show ring… A small, select kennel celebrating over 40 years with this wonderful breed. Thoughtfully breeding English Springer Spaniels for temperament, soundness, quality and dependability. All breeding stock eyes, hearts, thyroids, patellas, elbows and hips certified OFA normal by board-certified specialists. All adults and puppies PRA-DNA tested. Sweet, socialized puppies are raised in a family home (underfoot and over-loved) and are occasionally available for the discriminating buyer. Written guarantees. Reservations suggested. Multiple recipient of Pedigree/CKC Top Breeder Award. 4255 Castlemore Road Brampton, Ontario L6P 0X1. (905) 794-1022 email: nan@nanjay.com; website: www.nanjay.com

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