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Sammy - English Springer Spaniel (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
English Springer Spaniel Dog For Adoption in Shakopee, MN, USA


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Date Listed: 08/13/2016
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Organization Name: English Springer Rescue America, Inc.
Location: Shakopee, MN

Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Gender: Male Male


Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 08/13/2016
Location: Shakopee, MN, 55128
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English Springer Spaniel Dog For Adoption in Shakopee, MN, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Medium
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: English Springer Spaniel (medium coat). Age: 12 years Gender: Male Color: Liver & White Weight: 50 lbs Variety: Field Thinking about bringing Sammy or another wonderful Senior Springer into your family? Read why rescuing Senior Springers is a top priority for ESRA. Let us introduce you to Sammy! He was found as a stray, so we really don't know much about his past. The vet has guessed that he's at least twelve years old. When Sammy was picked up by ESRA at the shelter, all we knew was that he was an older boy who was in need of some attention and health care. Sammy has had his teeth cleaned, and three teeth have been pulled. He's also been neutered, and with a steady diet of good food, he's gotten some spring back in his step. His stiff back legs are helped by a daily dose of tramadol. As a senior dog, Sammy's eyesight is a bit restricted, and his hearing isn't the best either, but he still enjoys going for a walk, being playful, and having a nice head rub and snuggle now and then. Because of his limited eyesight, Sammy can be startled and may growl when he doesn't know right away what's going on. This is especially true if you try to wake him up from a nap. So far, Sammy does not have full run of the house, as he has occasional accidents, but he's quite happy to wear pants in the house or to simply curl up in his kennel and nap. He enjoys being in his kennel because it's his special place, and he will often run into it when he comes in from outside. As Sammy has settled into his foster home, he has enjoyed time with the resident dogs and has quickly picked up on the daily routines. Sammy's ideal Forever Home will be a quiet one that does not have small children. If you are looking for a gentle, low-key companion, Sammy should be a great fit. For more information, contact his case managers at the e-mail address below. Please note that an approved adoption application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and that the final decision rests with the dog's case manager. Please read the Adoption FAQ and get an Adoption Application approved before inquiring about Sammy. Contact: ESRA Case Managers, Ellie Starks and Rebecca

English Springer Spaniel

A.K.A. : Springer Spaniel
Overview: The English Springer Spaniel is suited for either country or city life. Eager to please, he thrives on exercise, training, and adventure. This breed learns very quickly and remembers well.
Breed Group: Sporting
Weight (lbs): male: 50, female: 40
Height (in): male: 19-21, female 18-20
Colors: Black or liver with white, black or liver roan, or tricolored (black or liver and white with tan markings); also white with black or liver markings.
Coat: The outer coat is medium length, either flat or wavy and the undercoat is soft and dense.
Character: English Springer Spaniels are obedient, friendly, and sociable.
Temperament: This breed gets along very well with other pets, dogs, and children.
Care: The English Springer Spaniel requires regular grooming with a brush and should visit a professional groomer two to four times a year.
Training: This breed is intelligent and eager to please, so training is usually quite straightforward and easy.
Activity: The English Springer Spaniel adapts to your level of activity, but really prefers a lot of opportunities to run and play in open spaces.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hip dysplasia and weight gain. Also progressive retinal atrophy, phosphofructokinase (PFK, a blood disorder), epilepsy, and heart disease may be seen. Some have "rage syndrome."
Life Expectancy: 12-14

More About English Springer Spaniel Breed
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