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What kind of temperament and personality does the English Springer Spaniel have?

I give you my honest opinions about English Springer Spaniel temperament and personality traits and characteristics – positives AND negatives – in my dog breed review, English Springer Spaniel Temperament and Personality Traits (What's Good About 'Em, What's Bad About 'Em).

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Do crossbred or mixed breed English Springer Spaniels make good pets?

Many do make good pets, yes, in the right homes. But before you choose ANY purebred, crossbreed, or mixed breed, you need to know what a purebred dog really IS – and what crossbred and mixed breed dogs really are. You might think you know, but I bet you'll be surprised by my articles: The Truth About Purebred Dogs, The Truth About Crossbred Dogs, and The Truth About Mixed Breed Dogs.

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Can you help me decide whether the English Springer Spaniel is the best breed for me?

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Do male dogs or female dogs make better pets?

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If I just want a dog for a pet, not for showing or breeding, does it matter whether he has AKC registration papers?

First you need to know what registration papers really mean – and don't mean. You might THINK you know, but you might be wrong! Find out the truth about AKC Registered Puppies: Are AKC Papers Important?.

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There's an adorable English Springer Spaniel puppy at the pet shop. The store manager assures me they only buy from responsible breeders. Could this be true?

No. There are no responsible English Springer Spaniel breeders who would ever place one of their English Springer Spaniel puppies in a pet shop for resale. To find out more about pet shop puppies, visit Pet Shop Puppies: Buying a Puppy From a Pet Store.

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How do I find a good English Springer Spaniel breeder?

It's hard! The sad truth is that the vast majority of people offering English Springer Spaniel puppies for sale are unknowledgeable, irresponsible, completely clueless – or all of the above. Visit Dog Breeders: How To Find a Good Breeder.

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How do I pick the best English Springer Spaniel puppy from a litter?

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I'm interested in adopting a dog rather than buying from a dog breeder. How do I find English Springer Spaniels for adoption?

You can find English Springer Spaniels available for adoption from dog rescue groups or from the animal shelter. Visit Adopting a Dog From Rescue and Adopting a Dog From The Animal Shelter.

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I just got a new English Springer Spaniel. Which pages should I read first?

  • English Springer Spaniel Health, which includes my advice on feeding, vaccinations, and health care. These pages are very important, because if you start your English Springer Spaniel puppy off on the wrong foot, he will probably experience health problems later on. Starting off RIGHT is essential!
  • Training English Springer Spaniels, which includes my advice on respect training, housebreaking, and socialization. Again, you must start your English Springer Spaniel puppy off on the right foot by teaching him what he needs to know and you must avoid doing the wrong things with him so that he doesn't develop bad habits that will be much harder to fix later on.

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What's a good training schedule for training English Springer Spaniel puppies? What things should I teach, and when?

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How do I housebreak my English Springer Spaniel?

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My English Springer Spaniel has some behavior problems I'd like to solve.

Respect training solves behavior problems much better than obedience training. Visit Respect Training For Puppies and Adult Dogs.

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What's the best dog food for English Springer Spaniels?

Homemade dog food, i.e. real food. Visit The Best Dog Food For Your Dog. If you can't or won't make a meal for your dog, there are only a few (very few!) commercial dog food brands I recommend – and these MUST be mixed with real food. There is no commercial diet that should be fed to a dog by itself. Learn why in my article, The Second-Best Dog Food For Your Dog.

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I have to take my English Springer Spaniel to the vet soon for shots. Which vaccinations does he really need?

The schedule of vaccinations that dogs really need has changed dramatically – but unfortunately most vets are not telling you the truth about this, because a good chunk of their income depends on frequent vaccinations. Please don't get any more shots for your English Springer Spaniel until you've read my article on Puppy Shots and Dog Vaccinations.

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What are the pros and cons of spaying and neutering my English Springer Spaniel, and when should it be done?

Spaying and neutering are often recommended too early, which can lead to health problems later in life. Visit Spaying Your Female Dog or Neutering Your Male Dog for the straight scoop on the safest (and riskiest) times to spay or neuter.

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