Originally born in the same litters as Cocker Spaniels, the larger English Springer Spaniel was recognized as a distinct breed in 1902. An enthusiastic hunting companion used to flush game, the English Springer Spaniel is a cheerful, affectionate and sociable family dog. The English Springer requires frequent brushing and trimmings. An active breed, he also requires daily exercise.
English Springer Spaniels were popular with presidents George Bush Sr. and George Bush Jr. The former owned a female named “Millie” and her puppy “Ranger,” and the latter owned another of Millie’s puppies, called “Spot.”