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English Springer Spaniel Puppies

development stages of puppies of English springer Spaniel dogs

Newborn English Springer Spaniels vary according to size and growth. The English Springer Spaniel go through a lot of changes which you should observe closely.

It is the responsibilities of the dog owner to take into consideration everychange that is seen in the English Springer Spaniel puppies from the day of its birth until it becomes adult.

Newborn Stage

When the English Springer Spaniel puppy is born, they are blind and deaf until they pass a certain stage of development. They are unable to regulate their body temperature and needs the help of their littermates as well as the mother.

puppies taking mother's warmth
2 days old English Springer Spaniel puppies source:instagram @englishspringers

The English Springer Spaniel puppy spends most of the time sleeping or suckling. In the first week to ten days of its life, your English Springer Spaniel puppy grows rapidly and will double his birth weight.

Neonatal Stage: Birth To 2 Weeks

During this week, the English Springer Spaniel puppy’s eyes will start to open but are not able to see everything going around them. Its forelegs will start getting much stronger and will continue to grow rapidly, adding 5-10 percent of its body weight. The puppies are fully dependent upon the mother and their littermates.

English Springer Spaniel Puppy. Image Source- Pinterest.

The mother of English Springer Spaniel is constantly attentive, only leaving its babies to eat or for toilet purposes. It licks the puppies bottoms to stimulate a bowel or bladder movement and there is no cleaning up to do yet.

Transitional Stage: 2 To 4 Weeks

During the transitional stage of the week, the English Springer Spaniel puppies begin to get on their feet and start wagging their tails. Their ears will be completely open and will start growling and grunting.

Four Weeks Old English Springer Puppies. Image Source- Gumtree.

The front teeth, canines, and incisors are seen first, also towards the end of this week, the English Springer Spaniel puppy may have its first tiny taste of puppy food.

Socialization Stage: 4 To 12 Weeks

The 5 weeks old English Springer Spaniel puppy can now run and play. It is a little dog rolling around with its brothers and sisters and playing with toys.

English Springer spaniel puppies.

It is the golden time to socialize your pup since they are now mature enough to understand the cues. By the end of the 7th week, the English Springer will get a lot more interactive with humans and they will need more time to spend with the owners.

The 8-week English Springer Spaniel puppy normally leaves its first home and joins its forever family and ready for its new life. From 8th to 12th weeks is a very important period for English Springer Spaniel puppies because it is the time when puppies are thoroughly socialized and have vaccinations such as heartworm.

Juvenile Stage: 3 To 6 Months

From 12th to 16th weeks English Springer Spaniel puppies start to lose that very young puppy look and more closely resemble a miniature version of their adult selves. Puppies under four months don’t need formal walks and they run and play around in the yard.

Grown Up English Springer Spaniel. Image Source- DogLib.

The English springer Spaniel puppy will lose its baby teeth from around four months of age since the fully grown teeth will start to show up. A healthy English Springer Spaniel puppy can manage on two meals a day from around 6 months. During this month the English springer Spaniel puppy will reach around 2 thirds of his adult weight.

Adolescence: 6 Months To 1 Year

By the end of the 7th month, your English Springer Spaniel puppy will have all 42 of its teeth and look quite grown up. The will develop sex hormones and should be neutered or spayed in time.

facts of 1 year old English Springer spaniel
A year old English Springer Spaniel dog. source:greenfieldpuppies.com

Once the English Springer Spaniel dog is a year old it can participate in more strenuous activities and sports. Now it’s the time for you to think about what kinds of activities you would like to do with it.

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