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There are two varieties of springer spaniels - the "bench" variety typically
is thought of as a show dog; and the "field" variety is known as a hunting dog.
Here's a look at each.

Springers Sprung

Bone
structure

Finer, as opposed to
larger

Larger, as opposed to smaller

Tail

Might be docked to 2/3
length, or not docked

Usually docked to about
1/3 original length

Height

Weight
Head

Bench Springer

19 to 22 inches

17 to 19 inches

About 50 pounds,
depending on gender

35 to 50 pounds

More triangular shaped

Ears

Coat

Field Springer

Shorter, as opposed to longer

Color

Shorter and rougher

Many variables. Body might
be nearly pure white, liver,
or black, or a combination of
any or all, with tan thrown in.

Oval or round shaped

Longer as opposed to shorter
Flat-lying with feathering
on the legs and underside

Heads and ears darker, with
white muzzle. Markings might
be liver, white or black.

Photos courtesy of Ellen Levy Finch and Jurriaan Schulman

The average lifespan of a springer is
about 14 years.

The Hunting Springer

The springer was designed to hunt and
some breeders mix bench and hunting
characteristics into their dogs and come
out with a handsome dog that will hunt
plenty good enough for the average
20

hunter, albeit not with the energy of
those that are strictly bred for the field.
I like the springer because of its
good temperament, family-oriented
personality, willingness to please, ability
to learn, soft voice, and its "I'm game,
let's go hunt" attitude.
The springer shines in the uplands
where a well-trained dog works close
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