we are both retired 65+ would a springer make a good pet for us

by Greg Roye
(Lancaster PA)

We are bith 65+ would a 8month old springer be a good pet for us. We had a cocker for 15 years and really miss not havibg a pet, I still work from the home and am in house about 18hrs a day.


From Anna@love-springer-spaniels.com
Hi there
Well the fact that you are at home during the day is a great start. The only other thing I would say is they need plenty of exercise, so if you enjoy walking then a springer would be great for you.

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Dec 23, 2011
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springer in your 60's NEW
by: Anonymous

I love my springer boy to bits, but he is the most active dog I have ever had and would be miserable walking on a lead all the time, I have to take him to the fields every day. I am in my late 50's and my springer is 4, so I think he will be my last high energy dog. They can live for about 15 years, and don't usually slow down until they are pretty old, so I would choose a dog that would be happy with less exercise if I was your age. If you are in your 60's now you may still have to walk the springer in the fields for miles every day for 12 years or more - depends how fit you are.

Dec 23, 2011
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by: Anonymous

Our springer is over 6 years and has not slowed down at all. He gets a few LONG walks every day and also a couple of swims in the lake EVERY single day and would be happy to have 10 a day if we had the time. He is the most energetic dog ever but full of love and loves to snuggle up and cuddle. I wouldn't be without him, but I think he would drive me insane if he didnt get his run through the woods and the swims daily.

Dec 16, 2011
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Think carefully NEW
by: Anonymous

Springers are wonderful but......

They do need firm gentle handling, & they have oodles of energy, they never ever seem to grow up.

If you feel certain you can manage 2 good long walks a day & give a Springer plenty of mental stimulation then fine. They love being outside snuffling & sniffing. I had my first Springer at 55 years older after losing my Collie I have had Collies all my life and knew how busy they were. But when I got my Springer he was a shock - just so full on and hypo, I went to classes where they train gun dogs and it was explained to me exactly what the dog needed and how to handle this energetic bundle. It was all about very calmly training him and not hyping him up. My husband and myself are in our 60's and walk for miles with our boy 2 hours across the marshes and the dog is still not worn out. Having said all of that I think he is the best natured most loving dog I have ever owned but he has been very hard work. Good luck

Dec 15, 2011
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Considering a springer. NEW
by: Anonymous

I have had dogs all my adult life and have rescued my first springer. She is extremely friendly and good natured but is the most active dog I have ever had. If you lead an active life style and prepared to give the dog a lot of exercise then go for it. If you are used to calm and quiet a springer could drive you to drink. They are not called 'springers' for nothing. At any rate, rescue, rescue, rescue

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