English Springer Spaniel?

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  1. Silver_wlf

    Silver_wlf New Member

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    Hello!

    We currently have a lab/dane cross that is a year old. The shelter called me yesterday with a 5 month old purebred Springer Spaniel (Field) that was surrendered on Friday. (Reason: Kids have allergies to the dog. :rolleyes: )

    I'm looking for a dog to do obedience trials with as well as for extra company for Wes.

    Is this a good choice? My family grew up with hounds - I have no experience with Spaniels. I've read about hip/eye/blood disorders. How common are these? Should it stop me from considering this dog?

    He's a little shy but warms up quickly. My dog has already met him and they seem to be fine together.

    Any special considerations or advice?

    Thanks so much!
     
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    Gustav Don't encourage me..

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    Hello! My parents have an English Springer Spaniel, and he's fantastic!! :)
    They do need alot of exercise though!!!, or they can get naughty!! They are great in the house normally and My mum and dad have never had a problem with chewing, But Barley likes to steal socks! :rolleyes:
    They are relatively easy to train but they can get easily distracted as they are normaly quite boistrous! But saying that once they know something they know it!!! :)
    Only thing mum and dad have ever had a problem with is, ear infections in the summer as spaniels ears hang they get hot inside!!
     
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    2pups622 Soon to Be 4 Pups!!

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