My Mum says that if I were a dog I would be…..

a spaniel

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Mainly because I don’t sit still for more than two seconds although I have done quite well today. So I looked up the characteristics and guess what? She might be right. And there’s me thinking I was more of a jack russell. But don’t worry I’m house trained. 😀

Traits of a spaniel:

‘The English Springer Spaniel, named for the way he “springs” at game to flush it for the hunter, has long been a favourite with sportsmen, but this lively, beautiful dog also makes a wonderful family companion if he receives the training and exercise he needs.’

‘English Springer Spaniels are smart and eager to please, not to mention enthusiastic. They are happy dogs and seem to have a good sense of humour  They usually do well with children if they are brought up with them from puppyhood and are affectionate toward their families. They also are generally good with other pets in the household, even small ones, but might see pet birds as prey since those are what they’re bred to hunt.

Because they’re hunting dogs, English Springer Spaniels require a lot of exercise, but keep them on leash in unfenced areas or they may decide to go hunting on their own. Because they are such good athletes, many non-hunting owners participate in activities such as obedience, agility, flyball, and tracking with their English Springer Spaniels. They also make great therapy dogs, bringing smiles to people in hospitals and nursing homes.’

‘English Springer Spaniels will bark if strangers come to your house, but if you’re looking for a guard dog, keep looking. They are loving, gentle dogs who expect even strangers to give them attention.’

‘Because of their affectionate nature, they aren’t a one-person dog. They are very people-oriented, and shouldn’t be left home alone or isolated from people for long periods.’

http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/english-springer-spaniel

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Thank you for reading

xxx

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