Springer Spaniel – Disease Predisposition

English Springer Spaniel


Cardiovascular conditions

  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Ventricular septal defect
  • Persistent atrial standstill

Dermatological conditions

  • Acral mutilation syndrome
  • Malassezia dermatitis
  • Grass awn migration
  • Food hypersensitivity
  • Primary seborrhoea
  • Ichthyosis
  • Psoriasiform-lichenoid dermatosis in English Springer Spaniels
  • Ehler-Danlos syndrome
  • Intertrigo
  • Idiopathic onychomadesis
  • Anal sac disease

Gastrointestinal conditions

  • Secondary megaoesophagus (English Springer Spaniels)

Haematological/immunological conditions

  • Immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia
  • Factor XI deficiency
  • Phosphofructokinase deficiency

Musculoskeletal conditions

  • Congenital myasthenia gravis
  • Hip dysplasia

Neoplastic conditions

  • Trichoepithelioma (English Springer Spaniels)
  • Canine cutaneous histiocytoma
  • Haemangiopericytoma
  • Melanoma
  • Cutaneous haemangioma (English Springer Spaniels)
  • Anal sac adenocarcinoma (English Springer Spaniels)

Neurological conditions

  • Hypomyelination of the central nervous system
  • Congenital myasthenia gravis
  • Lysosomal storage disease – fucosidosis (English Springer Spaniels)
  • Lysosomal storage disease – GM1 gangliosidosis (English Springer Spaniels)
  • Springer Spaniel rage syndrome

Ocular conditions

  • Entropion (usually lower lids) (English Springer Spaniels)
  • Combined entropion-ectropion (‘diamond eye’) (English Springer Spaniels)
  • Distichiasis (Welsh Springer Spaniels)
  • Plasma cell infiltration of the nictitating membrane (plasmoma) (English Springer Spaniels)
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (English Springer Spaniels)
  • Chronic superficial keratitis (pannus) (English Springer Spaniels)
  • Refractory corneal ulceration
  • (English Springer Spaniels)
  • Congenital, sub-epithelial, geographic corneal dystrophy (English Springer Spaniels)
  • Corneal dystrophy
  • Primary glaucoma/goniodysgenesis (English Springer Spaniels)
  • Primary glaucoma/goniodysgenesis (Welsh Springer Spaniels)
  • Cataract (English Springer Spaniels)
  • Cataract (Welsh Springer Spaniels)
  • Multifocal retinal dysplasia (English Springer Spaniels)
  • Geographic retinal dysplasia (English Springer Spaniels)
  • Total retinal dysplasia (English Springer Spaniels)
  • Generalised progressive retinal atrophy (GPRA) (English Springer Spaniels)
  • Generalised progressive retinal atrophy (GPRA) (Welsh Springer Spaniels)
  • Central progressive retinal atrophy (CPRA) or retinal pigment epithelial dystrophy (RPED) (English Springer Spaniels)
  • Microphthalmia (with multiple ocular defects) (English Springer Spaniels)

Renal and urinary conditions

  • Sphincter mechanism incompetence
  • Calcium phosphate urolithiasis (hydroxyapatite and carbonate apatite)

Reproductive conditions

  • Vaginal hyperplasia
  • Azoospermia with spermatogenic arrest (Welsh Springer Spaniels)

Respiratory conditions

  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia

1 Comment on "Springer Spaniel – Disease Predisposition"

  1. My husband Kurt and I live in Keizer, Oregon and have been the proud owerns of 3 English Springer Spaniels. We have had dogs all our married life (42 years) and raised Labrador Retrievers back in the 1970’s, but fell in love with the English Springer Spaniel when we got our first one for pheasant hunting back in Michigan. We absolutely love the breed and applaud those of you who work daily, devoting your time to perpetuate the best qualities this breed has to offer and striving to maintain the highest of breed standards.Our last Springer, our beloved Trooper was put to sleep in January 2012 at the age of 13 due to advanced arthritis that weakened and crippled his back legs and hips (he was from the Salilyn Kennels). It is still difficult to talk about him now, as he was a member of our family. In true Springer fashion, he lived every single day to please us and do what we wanted.We are now ready to get another dog and, of course, would love another Springer. Even though we trained dogs in our earlier years and have always gotten a puppy, my husband’s health is such that we are looking for a Springer who is already house trained and not constantly chewing on everything. We prefer liver and white and are looking for a female.I am wondering if you, or anyone you know, has a dog that is 4-6 months or older that is looking for a fabulous, loving home for their dog. If so, we are interested in purchasing this dog.We are looking for a dog who I can take on walks when I get home from work (weather permitting), that my husband can take on walks during the day when he feels up to it. A dog we can take in the car or truck while running errands or on a trip. A dog who will be kennel trained but also will be allowed to sleep on the bed with us at night if she wants and curl up with us in a chair. We are looking for another companion and family member who will mutually think we are just as great as we think she is.We are not interested in breeding or showing and will not be doing any hunting, field trials, etc. with the dog. We are looking for a family member.Please let me know if you have a female, or know of someone who has a liver and white female, that they would like to have a great home. I can guarantee this dog will have a fantastic life!Make it a great day,Mary Ellen Ramseyer (p) 503-390-3291 or email at:

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