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NOTE:  The Events Calendar for 2022 will be updated by 1/17/2022

Honoring the dogs of 9/11  Click on this link  The legacy of the dogs of 9/11

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 and 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.


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Detecting Early-stage Lyme Disease

ESSFTA received the following link to an article on Detecting Early-stage Lyme Disease. FYI  Click on the following link:

Addition to

An addition has been made to the Parent Club website, home page. Links to Conformation memrories & catalogs, Field memories & catalogs, and videos are now available.  Note: the catalogs are searchable.  

2020 Parent Club multi-titlist awards and the Versatile Springer Award Application

The application Process for the 2020 Parent Club multi-titlist awards and the Versatile Springer Award is now live and ready to take applications at DEADLINE MARCH 1, 2021. Please note that there are...

Purina Events Center

The Purina Events Center has been closed for dog shows through the end of 2020.

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. They are...



Searchable Catalogs, videos, and articles for English Springer Spaniels may be found by clicking the following links:

Conformation Memories

Field Memories


ESSFTA Statement regarding Pandemic

 Parent Club Alert!

Executive Summary

The Parent Club Board of Governors is issuing this Alert of increased concern of

injury and even death to our animals caused by “Mean Seeds” or Grass Awns.

There seems to be more cases as these grasses have increased their range

throughout the US. To raise awareness, we have issued this Alert.

Click here to read the complete document: Alert final

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