English Springerman

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44-65 lbs
17-26"
Unknown
Doberman Pinscher
English Springer Spaniel

The Doberman Pinscher and English Springer Spaniel mix, called the English Springerman, is a sweet and wonderful dog breed. They will be medium to large in size at maturity and have lifespans that range between 10 and 14 years. These dogs are friendly, intelligent and loyal, making them good family pets who can get along well with children. This hybrid breed can have different appearances that vary between those of the parents, and are relatively healthy dogs. The English Springerman is an active pet that will need a minimum amount of exercise, or they have the possibility of becoming destructive and developing separation anxiety. These dogs do well living with active owners who can bring them along on their outings.

Purpose
Family and companion pet
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Doberman Pinscher, English Springer Spaniel

English Springerman Health

Average Size
Height: 18-28 inches Weight: 50-75 lbs
Height: 17-26 inches Weight: 44-65 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus
Minor Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness
  • Pemphigus
  • Lick Granuloma
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
Occasional Tests
  • Joint Fluid
  • Blood Electrolytes
  • Schirmer Tear Test
  • Fluorescein Test
  • CT Scan
  • Serum Chemistry
  • Holter Monitor
  • Blood Gas Analysis
  • X-Rays
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Ultrasound
  • MRI

English Springerman Breed History

The history of the English Springerman begins with the discovery of the parent breeds. The English Springer Spaniel was considered to be the same as the Cocker Spaniel up until 1902, when they finally became their own breed. The bigger ones were used to spring and hunt larger game, and the smaller dogs hunted woodcock, which is where the different breeds got their names. At the beginning of the 1900s, these dogs made their debut in the United States and Canada. The English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association was created in 1924, and was responsible for the increasing popularity of the breed. At first, the same dog could often be seen competing in the field as well as shows, but eventually there was a separation between the field Springer Spaniel and the show Springer Spaniel. The Doberman Pinscher is a dog who was created by a tax collector in Apolda, Germany. The man’s name was Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. He elaborately bred dogs to create a mix who would be able to intimidate people and protect him while he was doing rounds in dangerous neighborhoods. He had access to all sorts of dogs since he ran the local shelter. Since Dobermann did not keep documentation of the breeding, it is unknown for sure which dogs were used to make the Doberman Pinscher. However, there are assumptions that the Black and Tan Terrier, some short haired Sheepdogs, the Rottweiler, German Pinscher, Beauceron, Weimaraner, Greyhound and the Black and Tan Manchester Terrier were all part of the dogs ancestry. The breed type was stabilized in 1899 and by the 1920s they had made their way to the United States, Europe, Russia and South Africa. These two dogs were bred together recently to create the English Springerman.

English Springerman Breed Appearance

The English Springerman will take on physical characteristics from both the English Springer Spaniel and the Doberman Pinscher. The sturdy and compact English Springer Spaniel is medium in size and has a parallel topline of the skull and muzzle. They have long ears and kind eyes, teeth that will meet in a scissors bite and a large but proportionate head. The neck will be about as long as the head and the stop is moderate. These dogs carry their tails either horizontally or help up slightly, and they are usually docked. Their fur has feathering. Doberman Pinschers are also compact dogs who are very athletic. These dogs have long and narrow heads with dark and almond shaped eyes. It is common for these dogs to have cropped ears, but some owners choose to leave them natural. The tails are usually docked, and the body should be built squarely.

Eye Color Possibilities
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
Blue
Black
White
Blue
Red
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

English Springerman Breed Maintenance

The amount of time needed to take care of your English Springerman will depend on the type of coat he inherits. Maintenance requirements will vary between low and moderate. The English Springer Spaniel will need to be brushed about three times per week. This will keep their fur shiny and free of knots and tangles. To keep them looking neat, you can trim the fur around their ears, tail, feet, head and neck. They need to be trimmed about once every six to eight weeks. Some Spaniel owners choose to take their dog to the groomers to be trimmed and bathed. The Doberman Pinscher is a low maintenance breed that needs to be brushed weekly. They are clean and odorless, and will not need to be bathed often. You must also clean out your dog’s ears once a week to prevent infection and trim their nails once or twice per month, although some dogs who are very active will wear down their nails naturally and will need them trimmed less often. You should brush their teeth daily if possible, but two or three times per week is a minimum to keep the gums and teeth healthy.

Brushes for English Springerman
Slicker Brush
Comb
Scissors
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

English Springerman Temperament

The temperament of the English Springerman will be like that of its parent breeds. The English Springer Spaniel is a happy and energetic dog that gets along with anyone and everyone, including children. This breed can be good around other pets as well, although you must keep in mind that they were bred for hunting birds. Because of this, you must keep an eye on them if you have a pet bird. They are too friendly and loving to be very good watchdogs, but are very smart and love to please. They will try their best in training, although they can sometimes lose focus. Always use positive reinforcement with these dogs. The temperament of the Doberman Pinscher can be a bit confusing, as it varies between individuals. Some of these dogs are shy and reserved, but others can be outgoing and social. This breed is always loyal to their family, but how they are around other pets and how easy they are to train will also depend on the individual dog. Unlike the other parent breed, these dogs are great watchdogs that will not attack intruders but will instead pin them. They can sometimes be prone to separation anxiety, especially if they are not exercised enough. Your English Springerman will do best if consistent training and affection are maintained.

English Springerman Activity Requirements

The English Springerman may have a lot of energy that needs to be dealt with. If they are not given enough activity time, they will be chewing and bouncing around the whole house. They should be exercised mentally as well as physically. They enjoy activities such as flyball, tracking and agility. This hybrid is a high energy dog that should be exercised well to avoid destructive behavior. They can get bored with repetition, so keep the activities varied.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

English Springerman Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$35 - $45

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