What makes English Springer Spaniels great pets?
English Springer Spaniels love running and water – they're happiest when hurling themselves into a cold river. As a pet the Springer excels, with a happy and loving nature that makes them good with all family members.
Springers do need lots of exercise and regular grooming as their long hair can become matted easily.
Having pet insurance for your English Springer Spaniel means you can spend more time in the great outdoors together, without having to think about the costs if you ever have to take them to a vet.
Do English Springer Spaniels have any known health conditions?
English Springer Spaniels are prone to getting a grass seed or two trapped in their ears and eyes, which can mean an expensive visit to your vet if you're not insured. Springers can also get ear infections because of those long ears. They're also susceptible to some diseases and conditions including:
- eye disease
- hip and elbow dysplasia
Tips for keeping your Springer Spaniel happy and healthy
- Diet: Provide your Springer with a balanced diet to keep them healthy and slim. If you like to give your pup treats, try to keep them natural or homemade. Always ask your vet if you need any advice on your dog’s dietary requirements.
- Exercise: Springer Spaniels are an energetic breed and will need a good amount of regular exercise, to keep them happy and healthy. Look to give them at least one to two hours of exercise every day. Keeping your dog’s exercise varied will help keep them engaged and excited by your activities together, too.
- Staying social: Encouraging your pup to interact with other dogs should help to keep them happy and confident.
- Vet check-ups: Be sure to keep up with vaccinations, de-wormings and regular health checks, so your dog can live a long and happy life.
- Spaniel ears: Springer Spaniels are prone to ear problems, so it’s important to keep a regular cleansing routine. Rinse your Springer Spaniel’s ears with a good cleaning solution at least once a week to keep them free from infection.
- Oral health: Fight back against bad breath and keep periodontal – gum – disease at bay by encouraging your Springer to use dental sticks and chews. Also, you should brush your dog’s teeth at least once a week.
Frequently asked questions
What is third party pet insurance and do I need it?
Even if your English Springer Spaniel is gentle and obedient, there’s still a chance it could get into a fight with another dog. Third party pet insurance, also known as third party public liability insurance, could help if your dog injures another pet or a person, or if it damages property and someone makes a claim against you. It’s standard on most policies, so double check your policy to see if you already have it.
What if my English Springer Spaniel is lost or stolen?
If you lose your dog or it gets stolen, it can be very upsetting. Some pet insurance policies help to make it easier to get your dog back, by offering a reward or paying for public posters to help you find your dog. They could also provide compensation if your dog isn’t found. The amount of compensation could even cover the price you paid for your dog, unless otherwise stated.
Why should I compare pet insurance with Compare the Market?
We can search leading providers in the UK to find you Springer Spaniel pet insurance to suit your needs. To start a pet insurance quote, simply tell us a bit about you, your pet and the kind of cover you’d like.
We’ll then show you a selection of pet insurance quotes in price order. You can make changes or come back to your quote later, whatever is best for you. Why not take your Springer for a long muddy walk while you decide?
What do I need to get a quote?
To compare insurance with Compare the Market, you’ll need to know:
- the age of your pet, plus their gender and breed
- how much you paid or donated for them
- whether your dog has been spayed or if it’s been neutered
- if your dog is microchipped
What our expert says
“Springer Spaniels have endless energy, especially as puppies. Ideally, you should aim to take your Springer Spaniel on two walks of 30-45 minutes every day, to keep them from turning destructive if they’re locked up inside.”