The tallest of the Spaniels, English springer spaniels were bred to be working hunting partners. Till date, they have a strong desire to be with people and to be working. Energetic and obedient, this breed is intelligent and is easy to train. The English springer spaniel needs ample exercise. These dogs are hardy and make for good watchdogs, offering a loud bark. Springers shed moderately all year long, and regular brushing will also help keep loose hair off your clothes and furniture. Many English Springer Spaniel owners take their dogs to a professional groomer every two to three months for trimming.