Spaniels are types of gun dogs. They were originally bred to flush out game from thick brush. In the late 17th century there were both water breeds and land breeds. The water breeds were used to retrieve fowl from the water. The land breeds consisted of setting spaniels – those who would set and point out game for hunters – and springing spaniels which would spring pheasants and partridges for hunting with falcons and rabbits for hunting with greyhounds.
There are many different types of spaniels. Spaniel breeds include the following:
• American Cocker Spaniel
• American Water Spaniel
• Brittany Spaniel
• Boykin Spaniel
• Blue Picardy Spaniel
• Clumber Spaniel
• English Cocker Spaniel
• English Springer Spaniel
• Field Spaniel
• French Spaniel
• German Spaniel
• Russian Spaniel
• Welsh Springer Spaniel and more.
Spaniels are very energetic dogs that are very intelligent and eager to please. They are very loyal, affectionate, and obedient dogs. For this reason, they make great companion dogs. They do need to have daily exercise because of their energetic nature.
They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Their distinguishing characteristics include long full ears, beautiful long and wavy coat, and broad muzzles. The predominate coloring of Spaniels are liver and white, red and white, black and white, dark brown, or black.
Spaniels normally live between 12-14 years. Common health issues include ear infections, hip dysplasia, eye problems, and epilepsy.
Taking care of your Spaniel’s health is important. Many people today are purchasing pet insurance to help with the rising cost of vet expenses. Purchasing pet insurance for your Spaniel can help to defray vet expenses.
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