The English Springer Spaniel is a type of gun dog who’s origins are quite different from today’s uses for the breed. The Springer was originally from 70 to 90 lbs and was an ideal and powerful hunting dog. As time has progressed, the breed has gotten smaller in size but maintains the wonderful personality and energetic character that made them a great companion/hunting dog combination. Their outer coats are short to medium in length and weather resistant. They often have freckles on their legs and muzzle. Their colors are black and white, liver and white, and either of those combinations with tan markings.