English Springer Spaniel
Springer Spaniel Becomes America's Top Dog
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
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
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
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