English Springer Spaniels

English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel Becomes America's Top Dog
Ch Felicity's Diamond Jim, also known as James, the 6-year-old certified therapy dog won best in show at the 131st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Diamond Jim was chosen out of the overall 2,628 entries in 165 breeds and varieties.

At the arena where the New York Knicks play, James celebrated with a few loose rebounds. Handler Kellie Fitzgerald said he did not eat before the show; once it was over, he snacked on goodies that fell on the floor.

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Diamond Jim, also known as James, poses for pictures with his handler Kelly Fitzgerald after winning best in show.

Dressed in a glittering copper top that perfectly matched her brown-and-white pet, Fitzgerald cuddled her champion. She said it was a coincidence that her outfit coordinated with her dog’s coat.

James beat out a pair of white poodles and a petit basset griffon vendeen, plus an Akita and a Bouviers des Flandres that pitted a husband and wife against each other. Larry Fenner handled the Bouviers and Laurie Jordan-Fenner guided the Akita.

This was his 51st best in show victory, and his last. He’s retiring from the show world to live the life of a therapy and obedience dog.

The English Springer Spaniel
Of all of the land Spaniels, the Springer was longer on leg and a taller dog. It has always a popular hunting dog in England and widely used in the field as a dog to roust up the birds and also to retrieve.

Choosing a Name For Your English Springer Spaniel
You want one that will suit the dog's personality while avoiding names that can be harmful. The key is making it fun. The dog name you choose will be utilized around 25 thousand times during the animal's lifetime so it should be nice that your dog agrees to the name you are going to give him.

Pet Photography Secrets
You can dramatically improve the quality of your English Springer Spaniel pictures following any number of the tips in this article. Of course, you should try to incorporate all the elements whenever possible.

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