The English Springer Spaniel is a breed of gun dog traditionally used for flushing and retrieving game.
The typical Springer is friendly, eager to please, quick to learn and willing to obey. The Springer is an affectionate and easy-going family dog, and its alertness and attentiveness make it the ideal hunting companion. An intelligent dog, active and eager to please, an English Springer is easily incorporated into a family setting.
English Springer Spaniels are energetic, cheerful, happy and playful animals, but they also need a lot of regular exercise and mental stimulation for optimum mental health.