#13. English Springer Spaniel
English springer spaniels make some of the most hardworking hunters you’ll find. They’ve been bred specifically for working with humans in the field, so they take especially well to learning tasks required for flushing (“springing”) game birds, as well as retrieving game. They can be trained to work off a boat, and become adapted to the sound of gunfire remarkably quickly as well. An important skill for hunting dogs is the ability to train to a whistle, and English springers have long shown a particular adaptability to understanding nonverbal commands.
Life expectancy: 12 – 14 years
Colors: Liver & White, Lemon & White, Tri-color, Black & White, Orange & White, Red & White
Temperament: Affectionate, Cheerful, Intelligent, Alert, Active, Attentive
Weight: Female: 18–23 kg, Male: 20–25 kg
Height: Female: 46–51 cm, Male: 48–56 cm