Breed History and Characteristics

The English Springer Spaniel has a history that stretches back to the Middle Ages, when Springers were used to find and “spring” game for hunters using falcons, greyhounds or nets.

Early spaniels are thought to have originated in Spain, but many varieties of sporting spaniels were largely developed in the British Isles.

The English Springer is the largest in build of these breeds, which include the Cocker, the Field, the Sussex, the Clumber and the Welsh Springer Spaniel.


The Springer is friendly, eager to please, quick to learn, and willing to obey. He enjoys being part of family activities. He is an affectionate, loyal and sometimes exuberant companion.




Size: approximately 20” at the shoulder

Colour: Liver & White; Black & White; Liver, White & Tan or Black, White & Tan.