The English Springer Spaniel was part of the same litters as the Cocker Spaniels originally. In 1902, he was acknowledged to be a separate breed and in 1924 when field trials began, he became more popular in North America. He has amazing stamina and can hunt under the harshest of conditions, mainly because he has a powerful, medium body.

His ears are long and droopy and his long coat can be coloured tricolour, liver or blue roan or liver or black with white. He’s eager to please, cheerful and very affectionate. He stays close to his family and makes a good pet. He does need regular exercise and his coat must be trimmed and brushed regularly to stop matting and keep it clean. He’s 19 – 20 inches high.