What is a Springer Spaniel?
Springer Spaniels are a very adaptive and talented breed of dog.
It has a number of skills that one cannot find in any other kind of dog. It has the ability to flush, follow hand signals and detect explosives by sniffing. They are often used in different dog contests for ramp and even for competition involved in sporting. They are childrens best buddy because Springer Spaniel would always like to play with people. They are also outgoing and energetic. They are intelligent because they have the ability to learn few tricks easily. The people in authority even train Springer Spaniel to help them determining hazardous chemicals especially bombs. These dogs can also smell blood and other liquids depending on the training given to it.
The Springer Spaniel is categorized into 2:
- Show-bred dogs
- Field-bred dogs
The show-bred dogs are those that are used in fashion contests and all kinds of dog contest for entertainment purposes. These dogs are usually the center of the stage and are the reason for the applauses of the audience. The dogs in this category are not the ones trained and used in sporting competitions because their stamina is not as flexible as those categorized under the field-bred dogs.
Field-bred dogs, on the other hand, are those Springer Spaniels that are adaptive to different kinds of environment. The dogs under this category are used for hunting, running, and challenging tasks like sniffing to detect explosives. These are the dogs that are used for various tasks and do not easily get tired. Its physical stamina is stronger than those under the classification of show-bred dogs. Springer Spaniels under this classification are usually trained to enhance their abilities and make them more productive.
Passionate lovers of Springer Spaniel have given variety of good characteristics, to name a few:
- Eager to please
- Quick to learn
- Easy go lucky
- Sniffing Dog
- Scenting Dog
- Flushing Dog
- Highly trainable
Springer Spaniel History
It was an English man who started describing a Springer Spaniels. He is an English Physician named Dr. John Caius through his book called Treatise of English Dogs in 1576. He is the first author to describe the Springer Spaniel and all other breeds of dog during his time. Later in time, the Springer Spaniels were divided into two namely the Hawking Spaniel and the Cocker Spaniel. The breeds were sooner renamed and during the 19th Century, the dogs under this same breed were labelled after the names of the countries where they originated or urbanized.
Out of the variety of breeds produced, the Norfolk and the Shropshire spaniels dominated the true Springer Spaniels kind of dog.
In 1899, there were deliberations on the name that will be used to the physical standard of Spaniel. The discussions of Spaniel Club of England and Sporting Spaniel Society led to the use of English Springer Spaniel as the officially recognized name declared by the English Kennel Club followed by the American Kennel Club. The name of the breed, English Springer Spaniel is most popular up to the present time.
Friendly and Flexible Dog
Springer Spaniels are medium sized dogs with a wagging tail. They have pendant, long, wide ears and has a lot of feathers in its legs. This kind of dog is usually tricolor: black, white and tan. It has markings in the body that segregates it to the rest of the class. It is approximately 18 to 20 inches and lives from 12 to 14 years.
Springer Spaniels are definitely one of the best breeds a pet lover should consider in buying a pet. It is especially friendly to everyone especially to the household where it lives. It is ideal especially to children because it is very lovable and cuddly. It is harmless to children.
It is a very good companion because it never leaves the home and always guards the house from unlawful intruder. It makes the owner secure in the premises of his own place.
It has a lot of skills usually unavailable to other breeds of dog. It is a good sniffer and adaptive to different situations. Its intelligence will allow it to adjust and adapt depending on the kind of training that will be given to it.
Springer Spaniels are very popular because of its unique trait. It can be a police mans best companion because once trained, it has the best ability to detect explosive and any bombs. It can also detect mobile phones especially from the inmates in a prison house. It is also a good crime investigator because it can smell blood stains and can easily locate specific chemicals.
Most countries are now using Springer Spaniels for investigations and indeed, these dogs rare helping the community.