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The English Springer Spaniel
Getting a Dog
Guidelines for Responsible Breeders
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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


ESSFTA 2018 Field Meeting

ESSFTA Field Meeting Friday, April 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport Hotel 4300 East Washington St, Phoenix, Arizona 85034 602-273-7778 Dear Field Governors, Our annual meeting will be on Friday at 1 pm preceding the BOG meetings …


Cornell University Research Project Requests Your Help

Professor Santiago Peralta, DVM, DAVDC at Cornell University and DVM candidate, Nicholas Roman, MA are requesting your participation in a research study on the incidence of orofacial clefts (cleft lip, cleft palate, or both) at birth in several dog breeds. …