Springer Spaniel: Health Issues & Personality
Springer Spaniel:

Also known as the Welsh or English Springer Spaniel.  The Springer is a delightful companion and an outstanding worker - no outing is too long, and no terrain too rough.  The breed has a remarkable ability to withstand extremes of heat and cold, while at the same time they make a great house dog.  It is equally at home on a rural estate or in a city apartment, as long as it is provided regular exercise.  The Springer is amiable with children and with other animals.  They are easy to handle, as long as they are trained from a young age (six months old is a good age to start).  This dog's self cleaning coat requires routine grooming, including regular cleansing of those heavily feathered ears - necessary for all spaniels.  When brushing, look closely at the skin beneath the fur.  It should be clean, supple, and a healthy pink.  Regular daily exercise is essential.
Average Lifespan Of The Springer Spaniel: 10-14 yrs
Average Weight: 40-50 lbs

Inherited Health Disorders:

Extra Lashes
Droopy Lower Lid (Ectropion)
PPM (Persistent Pupillary Membrane)
PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
CRA (Central Retinal Atrophy):
CRA is another inherited disease of the retina and is different from PRA.  CRA causes progressive loss of vision, but the progression may be so slow as to leave your old dog with some sight.  It is mainly seen in the UK.
Retinal Dysplasia:
Faulty development of retina.

Skin Weakness (Hyperelasticity, Fragility)
Springer Spaniel
Exercise Requirements: 3/5
Affection Level: 4/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 2/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:
Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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