What kind of dog is this

(27 Posts)
Flowersandleaves Wed 13-Aug-14 21:17:16

Thanks smile

AlpacaYourThings Wed 13-Aug-14 21:18:25

Looks like a Spaniel to me.

Finola1step Wed 13-Aug-14 21:18:56

English Spaniel?

Flowersandleaves Wed 13-Aug-14 21:22:05

Springer?

Owllady Wed 13-Aug-14 21:24:07

I'd have said a Springer spaniel

VisitTheInfidelWithExplanatory Wed 13-Aug-14 21:25:17

Springer Spaniel I reckon.

AlpacaYourThings Wed 13-Aug-14 21:32:13

Oh yes, sorry. Looks more like a Springer to me.

Cute doggie smile

Flowersandleaves Wed 13-Aug-14 21:32:39

Beautiful dog. Does anyone here know much about the different spaniel breeds?

Flowersandleaves Wed 13-Aug-14 21:34:29

Does English spaniel = springer spaniel?

GalaxyInMyPants Wed 13-Aug-14 21:34:40

Springers are bonkers mad. On the go all the time, need loads of exercise.

WeAllHaveWings Wed 13-Aug-14 21:36:48

Looks like a English Springer Spaniel to me, just quite white with not many liver spots on its coat, but face gives it away.

Flowersandleaves Wed 13-Aug-14 21:36:59

I imagine they need a lot of exercising so probably not great for city life..?

GalaxyInMyPants Wed 13-Aug-14 21:38:36

Nope. They need off lead walks running about for a couple of hours. Friends have them and they're lovely but hard work.

Neighbours had one and they took it for short walks and it ate their sofa.

Flowersandleaves Wed 13-Aug-14 21:39:05

Xpost galaxy smile.

Based purely on looks, I have just fallen in love with this one grin.

poguemahon Wed 13-Aug-14 21:42:19

English Springer Spaniel. No better dog.

I have one snoozing on my feet as I type grin

Flowersandleaves Wed 13-Aug-14 21:44:18

What cocker breed is more 'tame' or calm to fit in with a family, if any? I love the idea of a dog with spirit but our lifestyle wouldn't allow for a highly active breed.

MissRainbowBrite Wed 13-Aug-14 21:44:57

Definitely a Springer, our gorgeous little pup is 6 months old and already has 30 mins in the morning and around an hour in the afternoon. Most of this is free running over fields and through hedgerows. They are so loving and have such personality but definitely not low maintenance, our pup is our 3rd Springer.

Karbea Wed 13-Aug-14 21:47:13

American cockers! (I'm very biased), are funny, intelligent, best doggies in the world.

Flowersandleaves Wed 13-Aug-14 21:51:02

Karbea, is an American spaniel the same as a 'show cocker'?

ThatBloodyWoman Wed 13-Aug-14 21:52:54

Looks like a Snuggle Hound to me.

onedogatoddlerandababy Wed 13-Aug-14 21:53:02

A springer like mine! Ours gets out walking/running scavenging hmm for about 2.5-3 hrs a day.
In return for that she spends the other 21 hrs snoozing/checking out next doors cat/getting herself up of the sofa and into the kitchen if she hears a cupboard/fridge door opening...

She's not particularly crazy (pretty chilled actually) and not hard work good breeding more than effective training I think grin

Karbea Wed 13-Aug-14 21:56:21

It depends where you live. If you live In America, then yes, if you live in the uk no...

Americans

Examples of English show and working cockers.

Lonecatwithkitten Wed 13-Aug-14 22:10:55

Looks like English Springer Spaniel. There are also Welsh Springer Spaniels.
There is no generic springer spaniel.
The welsh is a much heavier set dog.

It's an ESS. The 'show' or bench-bred varieties are a bit calmer than the field type but they both need at least an hour a day of off-leash running/snuffling, preferably through woods, field or stream. The reward for doing that is a sleepy, affectionate, cuddly, gigantic lap-dog for the remainder of the day grin. They are brilliant with children. Cockers usually don't need as much exercise (unless they come from trial-dog lines).

Floralnomad Thu 14-Aug-14 01:12:18

Clumber spaniels are probably the calmest variety , they're also very lovely and a lot less commonly seen than Cockers and springers .

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