Two spaniel dogs with differing qualities: one was bred for hunting birds, the other for hunting foxes.
English Springer Spaniel
Named after the ancient spaniel trait of flushing or springing birds, the English Springer Spaniel turned popular as a gun dog in the U.S. early in this century. He has a moderately broad head of medium length, a square muzzle having deep but not hanging lips. His long feathery ears hang low; his eyes are dark brown or hazel. His body is somewhat short, back straight, and tail docked. His coat might be flat or wavy but it should be thick enoughto protect him when hunting in dense cover. It is medium in length, shiny, and rather fine in texture.
WEIGHT: 45-55 pounds
HEIGHT: 19-20 inches
COLOR: black or liver with white markings; tricolor; black and white or liver and white with tan markings; blue or liver roan.
The Field Spaniel, came down from an old
WEIGHT: 35-50 pounds
HEIGHT: about 18 inches
COLOR: black, liver, golden liver, mahogany red, or roan.