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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


2014 National Specialty Brochure Available

Click here to access a .pdf copy. ¬†Hope you’re all making plans to attend!

Supplement to Pro to Am Proposal

UPDATE: ¬†Please e-mail your input and questionnaires to [email protected] The Board of Governors would like to clarify a possible misunderstanding regarding the recent PROPOSAL AND QUESTIONNAIRE that was distributed to clubs and members via email, Announce, ESSFTA website and ESSFT.com …