In the dog world, there are a few breeds that stand out in particular for their natural poise and beauty. English Spring Spaniels happen to rank pretty high on the list of poised breeds in the minds of many canine lovers.
As a breed, English Spring Spaniels are generally considered quite visually striking. They are strong, agile and relatively quick on their feet. They are also graceful and elegant. They carry themselves well. They demonstrate great poise. English Springer Spaniels' appearance and attitude make the breed excellent for showing. They have charmed judges for years. It's no surprise when an English Springer Spaniel brings home a best in show title.
English Springer Spaniels are medium-sized, with long hair and pendulous ears. Their heads are in proportion to their bodies and close to the size of the neck, giving the breed a balanced appearance. They exhibit symmetry and hold their heads high. They have long legs, which help them move with ease. Their shoulders are positioned in a way that gives the breed a long stride. When they move, their motions are fluid rather than awkward. English Springer Spaniels have a kind look in their oval shaped eyes. Their cheekbones are chiseled and attractive. In general, the expression on an English Springer's face is kind, welcoming and gentle.
Properly groomed English Springer Spaniels will turn heads. For show, grooming is extremely important. Coats should be trimmed. English Springer Spaniels coats are glossy and not at all coarse. Trimming around the neck should be done in a u shape. Trimming around the ears is also important. In addition to grooming the coat, nails should be clipped and teeth should be brushed before shows.
English Springer Spaniels will excel in competition if properly trained and cared-for. They will stand tall while judges look them over. They will demonstrate good manners. They will walk with a prance in their step. It is important that English Springer Spaniels exercise every-day to maintain their physique. A strong dog will demonstrate balance and poise. The breed needs to run and jump.
If you're looking for a show dog, interview several breeders and meet several puppies before making your decision. Inquire about the puppy's parents and their performance as show dogs. English Springer Spaniels breed for show are categorized as bench dogs. Search specifically for bench breeders. Ask as many questions as necessary until you are comfortable with your decision. When the puppy comes home, slowly begin training him or her.
As household companions, English Springer Spaniels will get messy from time to time and act like, well, dogs. Still, even at home, they carry themselves with class. Visitors will compliment them on their appearance and behavior skills. English Springer Spaniels will move from room to room as though they are in the show ring. They will sit alongside men and women with their heads held high.
If a dog with a touch of class and lots of poise and grace is desired, an English Springer Spaniel should not disappoint. This breed has long been noted for its elegance.