The English springer spaniel is a medium-sized sporting dog whose use in the field to flush (or “spring”) game, gave birth to its name in England in 1902. The true beauty of the English springer spaniel is found in the expression of its original purpose: a companion gun dog. The diverse appearance of today’s show and field bred springers results from the choices breeders make to achieve success in their venue of choice. Competitive field trial springers are the ultimate in athleticism and performance. Competitive conformation springers are striking examples of breed type and symmetry.