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The English Springer Spaniel
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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


Member’s Story: 2015 AKC Rally National Championship

Big congratulations to member Robert Carver and his ESS Ringeaux, who competed in the AKC Rally National Championship and finished 9th in Rally Excellent.  Robert graciously agreed to share his story (and some photos) with us.  Thanks so much, Robert, …


Farewell to Dan Langhans

Hall of Fame trainer and multiple National winner Dan Langhans passed away Monday night.  Dan is a legend in the Springer field trial world.  He was a fierce competitor and a gentleman, and he will be sorely missed.  Deepest sympathies …