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The English Springer Spaniel
Getting a Dog
Guidelines for Responsible Breeders
Breeder Referral Information

Welcome to ESSFTA

The ESSFTA is comprised of and dedicated to people who love English Springer Spaniels. This web site aims to provide you with current and accurate information about this wonderful, versatile breed.

By designating the ESSFTA the 'parent club' of the breed, the AKC recognizes us as the national organization solely sanctioned to steward the ESS breed standard and rules for ESS-only performance events in the United States.

Over the last century, English Springer Spaniel breeders have focused their efforts on either conformation or field work. This has caused the breed to evolve into two distinct 'varieties' - field and bench. Both 'varieties', however, when properly bred, can represent the breed very well, but it behooves the potential buyer to familiarize him or herself with the spectrum of choices to insure that one obtains the English Springer spaniel that will best meet his or her needs and expectations.

Latest From ESSFTA


2018 National Specialty Website is Live

Please visit https://essftanational.com for information on the 2018 National Specialty, to be held August 31 through September 8, 2018 at the Purina Farms Event Center in Gray Summit, MO. Agility – Friday, August 31 through Tuesday, September 4, 2018  National …


Nominations for Hall of Fame

From: David Sandford, ESSFTA Field Vice President The Hall of Fame Nominations Committee is in the process of collecting nominations.  The committee for selecting the February 2018 nominees consists of the following members: Mhari Peschel Jess Sekey Mark Hairfield Dan …