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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.

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2014 NAC merchandise

Please support the 2014 National Amateur Championship, and look great doing it!  You’ll find the 2014 merchandise offering information here.  Please note that merchandise is being made to order only, and orders must be submitted by November 14 in order …


National Specialty entries close 10/15/2014!

Just a reminder to anyone who has not yet entered the 2014 ESSFTA National Specialty at Purina Farms, Gray Summit, MO, entries close on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 12 noon, Central Time!   We have conformation with regular and …