The English springer spaniel is a medium-sized dog with a strong, powerful body. These enthusiastic, eager-to-please dogs are known for their finely tuned hunting abilities, even in the most adverse hunting conditions. They have a high capacity for endurance and have moderate speed. English springer spaniels are very quick learners and easily trained. They are great family dogs as they are very friendly, typically not timid, and almost never show aggression toward people or other dogs. Appearance can differ from black, brown and white, blue, and tricolor. They have long ears and a moderately long coat which requires frequent brushing and feathering on the legs. Ideally, English springer spaniels have sturdy, strong bodies weighing between 40 and 50 pounds fully grown. Most people with English springer spaniels have their tails docked, though they do have long, sturdy tails with long hair. Their ears and tail are unmistakably from the sport hunting family of spaniels. Brushing is a daily task and undercoat shedding and density can be more or less present depending on the seasons and climates. The undercoat is soft, but dense while the medium length outer coat is flat or wavy. With an under and outer coat, some pet parents of the English springer spaniel opt to have their dog shaved. Ideal cuts would be very natural and not over trimmed.