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Springer & Brittany Facts
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We have created this page to bring you accurate information based on the English Springer Spaniel as we know it at Pleasant Meadows. As with any subject, there is endless information on the internet and various opinions abound, but we have personally found many inaccuracies in the description of the English Springer Spaniel regarding size and their activity level.
We want to set the record straight based on our personal experience with this breed versus what the "internet" says, and breed profiles that were created decades ago!
We purchased our Springer Spaniels -- Zander, Zulie, Zendaya, (plus another Springer we did not keep for breeding) and Adaeze (Springer X Cavalier), all from different breeders and we saw the parents, various offspring and relatives of all of them and so we feel that we have seen a fair representation of the breed. Those dogs are shown below, along with one of our retired Cavapoos (75% Cavalier ~ 25% Poodle) to help show that the Springer Spaniel is not a large breed.
Weight: 36.4 lbs (16.5 kg)
Height: 19.5 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 33.5 lbs (15.2 kg)
Height: 18 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 34.2 lbs (15.5 kg)
Height: 21 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 24.2 lbs (10.98 kg)
Height: 16.75 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 20 lbs (9.07 kg)
Height: 14 inches at the shoulder
As you can see, it's hard to tell perspective of weight and height even though we are showing you photos along with sizes for our dogs, seeing them in person is the only true way to know size. Even we steered away from Springer Spaniels for many years based solely on reading their breed descriptions which say they are 40-55 pounds. While there can be exceptions -- for the most part this is simply NOT true as the Springer Spaniel is more typically in the 30-36 pound range.
The amount of fur can also change how small or large a dog appears. The absence of fur can make a dog look taller, and more fur can make a dog look wider.
If you see a Springer Spaniel somewhere and it looks HUGE -- chances are the dog is OVERWEIGHT. This is the most common issue we have seen in the Springer Spaniel, and their owners are unfortunately oblivious that their dogs are obese (even some breeders!). Size needs to be based on the bone structure of each dog -- regardless of breed a dog should be a body condition score of 4-5.
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