English Springer Spaniel Grooming

English Springer Spaniel Breed Profile

Average Weight:
Male – 23 – 25kg (50 – 55lbs).
Female – 16 – 20kg (35 – 45lbs).

Average Height:
Male – 46 – 51cm (18 – 20in).
Female – 43 – 48cm (17 – 19in).

Coat:
Double coat – Medium length, straight outer coat with short, dense undercoat.

Average Life Span:
12 – 14 years.

Average Litter Size:
 5 – 7 puppies.

English Springer Spaniel Fast Facts

Ease To Train
Exercise Needs
Grooming Frequency
Energy Level
Protective Instincts
Behaviour Around Children
Relationship With Other Pets
Loyalty To Owner
Ease To Train
Some dogs are easy to train while others require more effort. General breed factors are taken into consideration to determine how easy you should find it to train your dog. On the scale, a 1 indicates that your dog will be difficult to train while a 10 indicates that your dog should be easy to train.

Exercise Needs
Dogs vary greatly in the amount of exercise they need on a daily basis. Some may need long, vigorous walks while a walk around the block will be sufficient for some. A score towards the lower end of the scale means that your dog requires little exercise while a score towards 5 indicates that they have high exercise needs.

Grooming Frequency
Depending on your dog’s coat, the grooming frequency will vary. Some will need brushing every day while others can be groomed once a week. On this scale, a 1 shows that a dog needs very little grooming while a 5 shows they require plenty of upkeep.

Energy Level
Some breeds have incredibly high energy levels and find it difficult to rest while others prefer sleeping for large parts of the day. A score of 1 on the scale indicates the dog has a low energy level while a 5 shows they have extremely high levels of energy.

Protective Instincts
Many dogs have protective instincts and may act wary around strangers while others are much more friendly and accepting. A score of 1 indicates that your dog is unlikely to react to strangers while a score of 5 shows that your dog is likely to be wary.

Behaviour Around Children
Many dogs that are reared and socialised around children understand how to interact with them but some breeds are completely unsuitable to have around children. On this scale, a score of 1 shows that a breed is not good around children while a score of 5 shows they are perfectly compatible.

Relationship With Other Pets
Stereotypically dogs don’t get on with other pets but often this is not the case; many dogs enjoy the company of other animals. A score of 1 shows that it is not a good idea to mix a breed with other pets while a 5 indicates they tend to get on well with other animals.

Loyalty To Owner
Most dogs are extremely loyal to their owners and family, although there are a few that are quite independent. A low score of 1 indicates that a breed does not have a strong sense of loyalty while a score of 5 shows that they are extremely loyal.
When you invest in this breed you know that English Springer Spaniel grooming will be a time consuming job.  Their double coat will require a lot of brushing, usually on a daily basis, to remove knot and tangles as well any loose or dead hairs.  This part of your Springer Spaniel care should involve the use of a slicker brush which will help to remove the hairs.  If your dog’s coat has become particularly matted, something like the Mikki Matt Master may need to be used to remove all the knots from the coat.  Performing this process on the feathering around the ears and trim is an essential part of English Springer Spaniel grooming as they can become tangled much quicker than other areas.

Like other similar breeds, the grooming of English Springer Spaniel’s will generally require a lot of clipper work.  Before any of this work is carried out, the process detailed above should be carried out.  Once this has been done you can commence clipping.  There is a wide variety of dog clippers available, so for home grooming a cheaper model will be fine.  To trim the body you can use either a number 5 or a number 7 blade, starting at the throat and working your way around the neck, back, chest and loins of the dog, finishing up at the anus area.  You can then finish this step of your English Springer Spaniel grooming by using a number 10 blade to trim the face and a number 3 or 4 to trim the legs.

Another important step to take during your grooming session is to clean the ears of your Springer Spaniel.  As mentioned in the health guide, this breed can suffer from ear infections if they are not cleaned regularly.  Using something such as the Bob Martin Ear and Eye Wipes will remove any build up of dirt and keep your dog’s ears in top condition.

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