English Springer Spaniel Puppies for Sale in Scotland
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Bred originally as gundogs, the English Springer Spaniel is an active, excitable and affectionate, pedigree dog that makes a good, cheerful addition to the family!
Also known simply as the Springer Spaniel, this breed is highly intelligent and this is what makes him easy to train.
This particular gundog is known for his stamina as a working dog when he would flush game out of the ground and for his soft-mouthed abilities in carrying birds in his mouth without damaging them. He actually takes his name from the fact that game would appear to ‘spring’ out of the ground on his very arrival!
Springer Spaniels can also be used for police work both as detection dogs and used in searches for missing persons and in searching for contraband.
If you’re looking for a English Springer Spaniel puppy for sale in Scotland, it’s worth knowing that this breed is active and full of life. As an original working dog, the Springer Spaniel loves having a job to do and this means that he makes a great dogs for learning new tricks! He also loves all canine sports including agility and flyball.
There isn’t any doubt that the Springer Spaniel is a busy little dog that also loves to have an active owner who also enjoys exploring and running around! With that said, this furry friend also enjoys a bit of a cuddle on the couch with his owner in the evening.
His sociable nature and eagerness to please and be involved in family activities makes the Springer Spaniel easy to train. The only downside to this dog is that he can learn bad habits just as quickly; he can be a bit overly inquisitive and this can lead to mischief-making in the home, with Fido opening doors and cupboards that he shouldn’t! Springer Spaniels are also very food-orientated and this means that he could be prone to scavenging in those cupboards...!
Good socialisation with family members and other pets is important from puppyhood to ensure the Springer Spaniel grows into a confident adult dog. Although the Springer Spaniel has a keen prey drive, he can be trained to have good recall and to live alongside smaller pets in the home when properly trained from a young age.
The Springer Spaniel is alert and switched on and makes a good watchdog and will alert his family to the comings and goings of anyone entering the boundaries of the home. That said, he’s not such a good guard dog as he’s more likely to try to befriend the intruder!
Description of the English Springer Spaniel
Whether he’s a show-dog or a working-dog, the Springer Spaniel is a charming and sociable pet that gets on with just about anybody – other dogs and cats included. He’s a noble and handsome-looking dog and strong and compact in stature. He is actually the tallest of all UK spaniels and is one of the purest pedigree gundog breeds.
Medium in size and well-balanced, the Springer Spaniel whether a show-dog or working-dog will always have a gentle and intelligent expression. The working dog and show-dog will however, have some physical differences and this is mainly when it comes to his ears and coat. The show-dog tends to have a longer, softer coat and longer ears and droopier longer lips. The working dog in contrast tends to be a bit lighter than the show-dog in weight.
Both types of Springer will have longer muzzles than their Cocker Spaniel cousins, while their ears will be long, wide and feathered and their eyes will be almond-shaped and dark contributing to the dog’s alert but gentle appearance.
With strong and muscular legs, the Springer Spaniel has compact paws with full pads and he carries his constantly wagging tail level to his body – much again like his Merry Cocker cousin!
The Springer Spaniel’s coat is weather-resistant and soft to touch and he has soft feathering on his ears, body and legs both at the front and on his hindquarters. Accepted coat colours for the Springer Spaniel include black and white, liver and white and either of these with tan markings.
The Springer Spaniel stands at between 43 to 51cm and weighs in at just 6 to 25kg, depending on whether the dog is male or female.
A Springer Spaniel puppy’s tail should never be docked as this is illegal and this should be noted when viewing puppies.
If you’re looking for a Springer Spaniel puppy for sale in Scotland, it’s worth noting that they can live between 10 to 15 years! It’s a good lifespan for an active, medium-sized dog who will be happy to go everywhere with his family.
If you’re looking for a Springer Spaniel puppy for sale in Scotland, it’s worth knowing that a he needs at least two forty-five minute walks each day to keep him physically fit and mentally stimulated. He also enjoys exploring in the garden whenever possible. He is like a magnet to water so owners need to take care around dangerous water hazards in their local area such as waterfalls, etc.
The amount of grooming required by a Springer Spaniel can be considerable – he needs almost daily brushing – all that exploring and regular dips in the local stream means dirt and debris means will get caught in his coat and this needs combing and cleaning to avoid becoming a tangly mess! He will also need to attend a professional groomer to keep his coat in check every 6 to 8 weeks.
The Springer Spaniel also benefits from bathing with gentle doggy or baby shampoo, but this needn’t be done too often or it could upset the gentle PH balance of the dog’s skin and create skin allergies.
Owners should also aim to clean the Springer Spaniel’s teeth and his ears should also be kept clean.
The Springer Spaniel should be fed on a routine diet twice per day and his diet and exercise should be routinely monitored as he is a known scavenger and would overeat if allowed to and pile on extra weight. Treats should make up no more than 20% of his daily diet. Owners should account for this and take heed of the instructions of their vet on feeding for the perfect weight for their dog’s frame to avoid extra strain on joints and hips.
Cost of Keeping a Springer Spaniel
If you’re looking for a Springer Spaniel puppy in Scotland, you should know that the average price to buy a puppy ranges between £300 to £1500. It will cost on average between around £70 to £100 per month to keep a springy Springer in your life, inclusive of food, pet insurance, grooming and vaccinations and neutering.