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May 31, 2023 10:40PM
Too late... or nearly so. laughing smiley My daughter is headed down to Bakersfield Friday to pick up our new English Springer Spaniel.

Another question... now I "believe" what you say but how does that work with you? I mean... you live in town, right? Do you mean a backyard satisfies that need? If so.. no problem. My yard is 2.5 acres... not huge, but enough to roam... "under supervision". Not sure it matters but when I said 'house pet' I meant he'll sleep indoors, and come in often, but he/she won't be confined to the house at all times.

As for the puppy we're getting, actually 11 weeks old.... we have two to pick from... a male and a female. Since it's my daughter driving to Bakersfield to make the choice I won't know until she gets home. Names are picked out, by the way.... I'll reveal them after our puppy arrives. laughing smiley

I'd love to take our new dog to my ranch in Coalinga.... dog heaven with all the smells. BUT... rattlesnakes. Maybe once trained to stay close and not zip off in a frenzy of excitement I'll chance it.

Nice photos, BTW. I don't think there is any breed I consider any more beautiful. Also... I had a cousin that trained hunting dogs and he dealt with only two breeds... Vizsla's and English Spring Spaniels..... this after trying several breeds. He told me the two breeds easiest to train, quick to learn, were the Vizla's and English Springer Spaniel.... even more so than Labs. Not sure I believe that but it's what he told me. I owned a Vizsla, that I got from my cousin, and no question in my mind they train faster than any other breed alive.

So anyway... if were to tell my granddaughter and daughter that I changed my mind because you warned me off.... after I gave them the go ahead.... let's just say you and I would be wise to hire personal body guards. laughing smiley

  Waterfield... English Springer Spaniel question...

JamesJM118May 30, 2023 07:01PM

  Careful James Attachments

waterfield47May 31, 2023 07:59PM


JamesJM41May 31, 2023 10:40PM

  Re: Yikes....

waterfield48June 01, 2023 07:14AM

  Re: Waterfield... English Springer Spaniel question... Attachments

waterfield53May 31, 2023 08:09PM

  My granddaughter...

JamesJM40May 31, 2023 10:49PM

  Yeah, the shoes are toast..

sstrams57June 01, 2023 05:09AM

  Re: Yeah, the shoes are toast..

waterfield42June 01, 2023 07:22AM

  When we first got Lucie, she obliterated..

sstrams46June 01, 2023 07:36AM

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waterfield39June 01, 2023 07:40AM

  If they had access to it, they probably would have, by now..

sstrams36June 01, 2023 07:50AM

  Re: If they had access to it, they probably would have, by now..

waterfield37June 01, 2023 08:31AM

  Disneyland ?

waterfield44June 01, 2023 07:19AM

  No, Waterfield... not seriously...

JamesJM35June 01, 2023 08:09AM

  Re: My granddaughter...

waterfield45June 01, 2023 07:39AM

  Well, I have no neighbors... at least near-by...

JamesJM43June 01, 2023 08:16AM


waterfield47June 01, 2023 09:52AM

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JamesJM38June 01, 2023 10:17AM