Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Brief History of the English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniels are one of the oldest Spaniel breeds that originated in Great Britain. They are actually such an old dog breed, that most all of the modern Spaniel breeds have blood lines that have been found to trace back to the English Springer Spaniel. It's thought that early versions of the English Springer Spaniel first began to pop up around the year of 1570 in Norfolk England. Some dog historians even say that this British breed of Gundog perhaps even existed as a distinct dog breed of its own sometime before the 16'th century, but there is currently no tangible historical evidence that has been found to back up this theory.


Doggie Fun Fact:
Since English Springer Spaniels were first bred by one of the Dukes of Norfolk, England, for a period of time the English Springer Spaniel actually went by the name of Norfolk Spaniels instead of their official modern day name of English Springer Spaniels.

1 comment:

  1. I was thinking why english springer spaniels have shorter ears compared to cocker spaniels..

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