So are English Springer Spaniels right for you?
Taking on English Springer Spaniels is a commitment and, if you are taking on a puppy, this commitment can last for up to 15 years, or even longer, so you need to be sure that an English Springer Spaniel is the right dog for you. As they say 'A Dog is for Life'.
If the content on the previous page has not put you off just yet, you may be able to offer one a good home.
Springer Spaniels are extroverts that want to be involved and at the center of everything you are doing, so therefore you need to provide as much companionship as possible.
If you are an active person, great. If not, you will have to become one, as you have to provide your dog with daily exercise to keep him healthy and happy.
If you are not very active, maybe an older dog is the right option for you. I find that George is constantly following me from room to room and is keenly inquisitive about what I am up to. He is just not interested in curling up in his bed and sleeping during the day.
Because of this, you need to think about the time you can devote to your dog, not just taking it for walks, but playing with your dog. English Springer Spaniels love to retrieve and nothing gives them greater satisfaction that a game of fetch in the garden with its
This really adds to the dog's bonding experience with his pack. Being able to devote this amount of time to your new addition is one of the key questions that you should be asking when trying to make your choice.
Should I get Puppy or a Rescue Springer?
English Springers are so cute as this gallery of puppy pictures will illustrate. However they are a commitment, more so in some ways than a rescue.
If you have the time to devote to a puppy's exercise and training then you will be rewarded with watching your Springer Spaniel puppy grow from the cutest ball of fluff to a great family addition.
However if you haven't the time to devote to a puppy, but still plan on giving your dog exercise, then consider an Springer Spaniel Rescue dog.
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