Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

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.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

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.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

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.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Excellent.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

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.

IDEAL OWNERS

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

IN CONCLUSION

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 Name Kennel State
Steve Warry Sabu WA Contact
Lesley Cameron Gaelforce NSW Contact
Phil and Marie Merchant Clanach SA Contact
Sharyn Phillips Larona QLD Contact
Kate and Michael Keely ALHAMBRA NSW Contact
Kaye McGhie Fraelighte QLD Contact
Lyn Dunne ABERLOUR QLD Contact
Pat Mc ? SA Contact
Maureen Gostelow glenkinchie VIC Contact
Tracey Sharpe Ndolge QLD Contact
Yvonne and Robert Lauder Azucroft Fieldspan NSW Contact
Wendy Fox Outtafire QLD Contact
Alex Hill Canicula VIC Contact
Karen Jenkins Jedaka QLD Contact
Steve and Jackie Wraith Beautelle VIC Contact
Claire Nobbs Sumerwood WA Contact
Jeffrey McLeod Silknspring QLD Contact
John & Christine Pethybridge Truffalin NSW Contact
dawn farmer oakspur QLD Contact
Liz McShane Kaetamy QLD Contact
Lesley Starke rainstar SA Contact
Lesley Starke rainstar SA Contact
Maryann Borg Silvaspring NSW Contact
Katrina Swift Woodspring 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
chris robert and wendy stobbie rowemaris VIC Contact
Amanda Borg Silvaspring NSW Contact
robynne woolcock Jamandess English Springer Spaniels NSW Contact
Denise Dwyer Burlishcharm NSW Contact
Carmel Whinn cotterpin NSW Contact
JULIE AND RIKKI TOUZELL BASCENA NSW Contact
Catherine Williams Cathatina QLD Contact
Janet Williams Silvasouth SA Contact
Jane Wistuba Beaufox NSW Contact
Lee-Ann Corbett Deferlee NSW Contact
JEANNE SKUDDER PENITA TAS 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


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