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    Default What Are English Springer Spaniels Like?

    Hi everyone, just contemplating my companion for sasha (cocker spaniel).
    Gotten over the breeding issue after much though and have decided that i would like a companion for sasha. i like the temprement and looks of the cockers so want to go in the same direction but want to try another breed.. does anyone know about the english springers??? they are gorgeous

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    They are very similar.

    If you like spaniels how about a cavalier?

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    too little. i like em chunkier, i had my eye on cavaliers when i found sasha, i think i like them a bit bigger. dont get me wrong cavaliers are gorgeous... what is the springers personality/temperament like??

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    I don't know much about Springers but I was looking into Gordon Setters at one point, similar looking dogs.
    They can be goofy, but are very easy going dogs, they get along well with other animals. Are happy to run with you for miles or curl up on the couch.

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    A Springer is a very active dog....Lovely when well trained. We get a few at obedience. I love the once with the owners who are prepared to train them. Our friend breeds them and his are well trained and are used a gundogs. Will just go forever. They are an incredibly active gundog. If you are intrested in quieter spaniel types that are chunky try the Clumber Spaniel. And then there is the Welsh Spaniel, used by Steve Austin a lot for all the scenting work he trains for. The Welsh are again more active. The Clumber is more like the Cocker in temperament. The CAvalier is totally different, because it is not a working line bred, Like the Welsh, Clumber Cocker and Springer.
    But when you say Springer, Springing comes to mind
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    I have also owned an English Springer Spaniel. He had severe behavioural issues that we were never able to truly fix despite behaviourists etc

    They are very lively, loyal and protective. They are very much a 1 person dog although they are a good family dog. They need more exercise than a cocker does and can also have some of the stubborn tendencies that that the cocker has. They are a working breed (gundog) so keeping them stimulated is a necessity.

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    Also have a look at Field Spaniels. Maybe slightly less full on than a Springer, either English or Welsh.

    Clumbers are my favourite spaniel. Closely followed by Sussex Spaniels.

    I would put spaniels in a general order according to activity, demanding-ness and need to be menatlly and physically occupied:

    Brittany, English Springer, Welsh Springer, American Cocker, Cocker, Field, Clumber, Sussex. Some might not agree, but it's a rough estimation.

    And someone poke me if I've missed one!!

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    i used to have a Border collie X Springer spaniel, Oscar!
    He was the most gorgeous dog ever. He was extremely loyal, overly friendly, very patient and easily trainable dog. Oscar would just play and play for hours with me! He was an amazing dog!
    Sadly he had to be put to sleep because of cancer...
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    thanks everyone! great replies and some great info! thinking i may stick to another cocker after all that info!!!!! lol

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    Do you mean a show line Springer or field bred? They are practically two completely different breeds.

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