Springer Spaniel Puppies
Springer Spaniel puppies are adorable, be warned they are likely to steal your heart! To ensure that you are purchasing a pedigree, you must get in touch with the right breeder. I hope that this page will give you some useful tips on what to look out for when you choose your Springer Spaniel puppy.
I recommend that your first port of call is to the Kennel Club of America or the UK Kennel Club to ask for a list of the registered Spaniel breeders that are near to you, that way you know you will be getting a pedigree puppy.
Once you have the list, it is worth phoning around and speaking with each of the prospective breeders. Some of the questions you might like to ask are:
1. How long they have been breeding? This will give you an idea of their breeding experience. Even if they have not bred before, it doesn't mean that they aren't dog lovers with a pedigree dog; everyone must start somewhere. George was bought from a family who had never bred before.
2. Whether you can speak to any of their previous customers? If you can, you might be able to get feedback on the breeder as well as an idea of the health of previous litters.
3. Are you able to visit and meet either of the litter's parents (normally the mom)? Pups get many of their characteristics from their parents.
4. And the most important piece of information, when are they due the next litter?
Take the time out to do this research. Once you have made a decision on which breeder you are going to choose, and you are ready to see the pups, be sure you have discussed with your household the ideal temperament you want your puppy to have.
Choosing your Puppy
The traditional wisdom on choosing springer spaniel puppies has always been to choose the one that comes up to you. That is fine with a laid back breed, but Spaniels aren't laid back, therefore the boldest of the litter will be a delight but a challenge. You have been warned!!
If you want a more biddable puppy, choose the more apprehensive of the litter. They tend to be easy to train and desperate to please. My dog George was the runt of the litter and when we went to meet him, he kept being pushed out of the way by his bolder, and more boisterous, brother called Puzzle. However once I managed to get George on his own, a little spark of a personality appeared and I just fell in love with him.
A good breeder that loves their litter will also want to ask you about your lifestyle to ensure that the puppy is going to the right home. Some breeders may be reluctant to sell a puppy to a family without a garden or the ability to take the puppy for good long walks. I have heard of breeders refusing to sell to buyers who they thought were not suitable to own a breed that requires lots of attention and plenty of exercise. Do not be offended.
Once you have made your choice you will need to know what Springer Spaniel puppy essentials to invest in before you bring back your new addition. You will also need to prepare your house before bringing your puppy home. Check out the guides I have linked to this page to help you. I have included a guide to reduce puppy chewing and minimise the carnage that Springer Spaniel puppies can cause. You may also want to consider Springer Crate Training to help give your springer puppy a safe place to goand support the house training process. As well as a guide to socialising your puppy to ensure they are the happiest they can be.
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Springer Spaniel Essentials
The Springer Pack
Springer Spaniel Training
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