English Springer Spaniels
9 – 13
44 – 45
11 – 15
What is it?:
Also known as the ‘Tauri’ disease it is a genetical disorder that impacts the metabolism of glucose in the spaniels body. It is basically the impairment of ability of cells to use carbohydrates for generating energy within the body
Fever, depression, lethargy, blood in urine, exercise intolerance, etc. are the basic symptoms of PFK deficiency in an English Springer Spaniel
Treatment for the disease may be a fluid therapy recommended by your vet or a bone marrow transplant which can be quiet expensive.
Owing to its history of being associated to hunting, English Springer Spaniels are very much outgoing and adventurous
The breed has a strong desire to be amongst people. They are very friendly and love affection
Springer spaniels are very quick to learn as they are always willing to obey their master
Flat or a wavy medium-length double coat with extra hair on its ears and feathering on its paws and chest can be found on English Springers Spaniels
The spaniels usually come in a combination of colors like black and white, black-white and tan, white and liver or white-liver with tan
Brushing your springer spaniel once a week and a full-grooming session every 2 months would suffice
Spaniels are an eager to learn, easy to please and intelligent breed and hence very easy to train
English Springer Spaniels are not only good hunters and pets but also excellent sniffers. They have been used to find hidden weapons and explosives. Not only that, they can also sniff out a bumble-bee nest, illegal immigrant, blood type, and drug. It doesn’t stop there. They are also used for rescue operations by mountain rescue teams and low-land rescue teams. Surprisingly, despite their rough and wild nature, the English Spaniels are also one of the best show-dogs.
English Springer Spaniel: Introduction to the Breed
Planning to adopt a Spaniel for your house? It becomes very necessary as a pet parent to first research about the pet thoroughly before adopting as every dog has its own characteristics, needs and costs. Here are a few things you need to know about the English Springer Spaniel breed -
English Springer Spaniel Dogs are generally:
Springer Spaniels are best suited for –
First time dog owners
Young and active families who like to spend a lot of time with their pet
Families with kids and/or other pets
Male vs Female English Springer Spaniel Dogs
Both the genders show signs of deep affection, care and love. However, there are some visible differences that separate the male ones from their female counter parts
Males are more sociable and energetic as compared to females which tend to become mellow as they age
Just like humans, males are built larger with more muscle mass
Females are observed to be cleaner than their messier male partners
Stubbornness may be more prevalent in males
Females here are more likely to get along with other dogs and animals as compared to males
Again a similar trait as humans is that males are seen to be more aggressive than females but can easily be distracted unlike females
What should an English Springer Spaniel eat?
The primary diet of your English Spaniel should contain whole meat given its high requirement of protein in the daily diet. You can also include more fat at times
The food items that can be included here are –
Apart from meat, other foods that can be added to the bowl are
What should an English Springer Spaniel NOT eat?
Any type of sugar is going to be bad for your pup. Apart from that, here is a list of some food items your spaniel shouldn’t eat
A playful, energetic, intelligent and a sweet looking dog is in the bag for you if you opt for an English Springer Spaniel.