Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques
Posted December 22, 2013
Springer spaniels are very outgoing, and crave attention. Historically, English Springer Spaniels were bred as hunting/sporting dogs. That being said, these dogs are full of energy and LOVE running and playing! In addition, from my experiences, these dogs have been great with kids and other dogs, also!
These beautiful dogs tend to be a tad high maintenance. To avoid matting of the fur, these dogs should be regularly brushed and groomed. With our puppy, we had him become familiarized with a brush at an earlier age. Although his fur was too short to need a good brushing, this got him used to being brushed. As he aged, he actually ENJOYED being brushed (he learned quickly after being brushed, he'd be rewarded with a treat!)
Springer spaniels are wonderful dogs to have, as long as you and/or your family has the attention to provide for them! Just as any dog should be considered a family member, spaniels in particular may become lonely and cry if left alone for long periods of time. In correspondence with our crate training, while away at work, we had left a radio station to play for our Moe. He seemed to enjoy this, and it had alleviated his anxiety.