English Springer Spaniel. They are members of the sporting group. They are great gun dog and versatile competitor. They stand at 19-20 inches at the shoulder and weigh about 40-50 pounds. Winner: 1963, 1971, 1972, 1993, 2000, and 2007.
During the Renaissance, the "Land Spaniel," a Welsh Springer-type dog with red and white markings, was used for retrieving, and tapestries of the time depict a dog very similar to the Welsh. Originally, he was bred to spring game toward a net or into the air prior to the invention and common use of the gun. Although the breed was fashionable with the nobility in the 1700's, the English Springer Spaniel soon replaced it in popularity.