Breed Profile

English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel
English Springer Spaniel
The pendulous ears, soft gentle expression, sturdy build and friendly, wagging tail proclaim the English Springer Spaniel unmistakably as a member of the ancient family of spaniels. It is the largest of the land spaniels and was originally used to find and spring game for the nets, or the falcon carried by hunters.


This ancient breed of dog normally lives to 10 years of age, but kept in a loving and caring home and given the right food can live up to 12 years of age.


Every inch a sporting dog, the Springer is a tireless worker in the field with great tenacity and endurance. The English Springer Spaniel is probably the best choice for any sportsman who wants one dog only, as an all purpose gundog.The Springer is actively represented in obedience, agility, field trials and conformation shows. A people's dog, the Springer thrives on human companionship. Playful and patient with children, it loves nothing better than romping around and taking part in their games. Although normally quiet, the Springer nevertheless makes a good guard dog.




Springers need human companionship, although they can snooze all day while their owners are at work as long as they get sufficient attention and exercise when the owners are at home.It needs as much hard exercise as it can get, and it thoroughly enjoys the chance to have a swim. It should not be shut out in the back yard and left to its own devices. Puppies, in particular, get very bored and wilful if deprived of company. The coat of a Springer requires attention on a regular basis. Clipping for pet dogs can be confined to the inside of the ears and around the tail. This makes it easier to keep both areas clean. Hair must be trimmed from between the pads of the feet. Without this care, the feet can splay, and the dog loses traction on slick surfaces. Daily brushing or combing is strongly recommended.

Please take note:
Some Springers develop allergies to fleas and certain grasses.


Those who are prepared to give their dog plenty of attention.


If you have decided that the English Springer Spaniel is the dog for you and you are willing to give it plenty of "hard" exercise to keep it happy and healthy, then contact one of the groups listed below:

Recommended Breeders

Breeder NameKennelState 
Phil and Marie Merchant Clanach SA Contact
Sharyn Phillips Larona QLD Contact
Kaye McGhie Fraelighte QLD Contact
Lyn Dunne ABERLOUR QLD Contact
Tracey Sharpe Ndolge QLD Contact
Yvonne and Robert Lauder Azucroft Fieldspan NSW Contact
Alex Hill Canicula VIC Contact
Claire Nobbs Sumerwood WA Contact
dawn farmer oakspur QLD Contact
Liz McShane Kaetamy QLD Contact
Lesley Starke rainstar SA Contact
Maryann Borg Silvaspring NSW Contact
Julie Bugden LANGDEN NSW Contact
Carolyn Burch Burchfield NSW Contact
Mark KIVINEN Walgeers VIC Contact
Jean Saville Margalit WA Contact
Shannon Lancaster Reibey NSW Contact
Joanne Meadows Asudo NSW Contact
Fiona Quinlan Coranderrk ACT Contact
Amanda Borg Silvaspring NSW Contact
robynne woolcock Jamandess English Springer Spaniels NSW Contact
Denise Dwyer Burlishcharm NSW Contact
Carmel Whinn cotterpin NSW Contact
Karen Jenkins Jedaka QLD Contact
Maureen Gostelow Glenkinchie VIC Contact
Manuela Harvey Kynadie SA Contact
Wendy Stobbie Rowemaris VIC Contact
Kate Callery Springdax SA Contact
Tiarne & Kim Perkiss Tikimi NSW Contact
Paul Boyd Tahgaen QLD Contact
Chikako Rudd Seaspring QLD Contact
Caitlin Ryan Tetaniwha VIC Contact
Sonja Gangell Southend kennels TAS Contact
Cindy Gangell Southend TAS Contact
Justine Yardley Grasnic QLD Contact
Rachael Shaw Wyldphya NSW Contact
Lee-ann Corbett Deferlee NSW Contact
Stephen Farmer Oakspur QLD Contact

*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.

Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)



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