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Any Spaniel folks here

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Just wondering if any of you folks run Springers...?
Or know anyone that does.

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Well I don't hunt him bit I have a Springer.

GREAT DOG ! He's 13 and been a joy to have. Gonna be tough without him. I know we'll get another when he's gone. I love Springers !
I hunt a springer. He is 5 now and a great dog. Wonderfult with the kids and hell on wheels with pheasants. I will be getting a female this spring. Nothing sweeter than watching a pair work.
I would have to agree with the note on the pair. There are only a few things better than two of a kind - that would be three of a kind and a full house.
In the event your ever running them my way (Bay City) let me know.

Unless its summer, she'll be by the pool :D

(yeah, not a real recent pic if you didn't notice)

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we put on a small bird dog trial @ a big fundraiser event yrs ago. all the dogs but one were of the pointing type.

this dog was a "feild spaniel" if memory serves. he was a very impressive animal to watch work. all buisness. i'll bet he only weighed approx 30lbs. tan & white patch coat. only one i have seen, and he made a lasting impression.

we always had pointing dogs around while i was growing up, but i would not hesitate to try a flush type. my next dog will likely be a female american water spaniel. i think they would be a great little versitile dog. and besides, i like to have something a little out of the ordinary. SG
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As a kid, I had a black and white Springer Spaniel as my bird dog. Got her for my 16th birthday. One cool thing (or at least I thought it was cool) was her tail was not docked. The breeders didn't want to spend the money for the litter so they left all the tails long. I thought it was great because I could see her tail a lot better in the tall weeds and know when she was getting birdy. Anyone who has ever hunted behind a flushing dog knows how important it is to read the dog and to get ready when you see the dog getting birdy.......explosion is soon to happen. Different kind of hunting for sure and luckily she didn't hunt out of range unless the bird was running. She was a great dog and a natural at turning the birds back into me and making the "squeeze play". I killed a lot of birds over her. She wouldn't retrieve Woodcock though.....would just stand on them until I retrieved them myself. I didn't complain too much. ;)
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Some dogs won't pick up a woodcock....I guess they got a bitter taste to them. (never tried picking one up in my mouth...just what I heard ....LOL )
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