As well as being the ancestor of most other contemporary spaniels, the English Springer is also one of the tallest. A division between working and show strains has arisen, the former being shorter and stockier.
History of English Springer Spaniel
This gundog was originally used to “spring” (flush) game from the ground.
The Springer makes a good family pet if it receives sufficient exercise.
Identification keys of English Springer Spaniel
weather resistant coat
Gordon Setter The black-and-tan coloration of the Gordon is distinctive among setters. It is an adept sporting dog, being skilled at locating game, and is also an impressive sight in the show ring. Puppies are slow to mature, however, and appear rather uncoordinated.
History of Gordon Setter
Old Danish Pointer By the standards of most pointers, this dog is not tall, but it is nevertheless a robust animal, well-balanced, with muscular thighs, a heavy head, and a long and powerful neck with dewlap. Its short coat is brown and white in colour, some ticking being permitted.
History of Old Danish […]
Wetterhoun The Wetterhoun is a dog for all seasons. Its coat provides a covering of tight, water-resistant curls, except on the head and legs, and its solid and rugged build made it an ideal hunter of otters.
History of Wetterhoun
The Wetterhoun, Dutch for “water dog”, probably descended from the […]
Welsh Springer Spaniel Although possibly sharing common origins with the English Springer, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is generally smaller, has a finer head, and always has rich, dark-red markings on a white coat.
History of Welsh Springer Spaniel
A clue to the possible age of this breed comes from a […]
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever This muscular, medium- to heavy-boned retriever has a dense, water-repellent coat. The feathering is paler than the ground colour, which can be various shades of red, often with white markings.
History of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
This Retriever was developed in Canada in the […]