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Beautiful day for a walk

springermom0406
November 24th, 2006, 12:33 PM
This is one spot I forgot to take Mafiaprincess. Great place for a hike.
Dogs had a blast...made me feel good... about 4.5 miles or so. They are nice and tired now :)

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f345/thelifeofriley2/Jasmine%2010%20months/100_4380.jpg
A blurry one but I like the rainbow in the corner and Jazzy is in motion

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f345/thelifeofriley2/Jasmine%2010%20months/100_4382.jpg
Haha can't get a picture of me...

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f345/thelifeofriley2/Jasmine%2010%20months/100_4386.jpg
Look out below

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f345/thelifeofriley2/Jasmine%2010%20months/100_4389.jpg
This is great mom....

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f345/thelifeofriley2/Jasmine%2010%20months/100_4390.jpg
After some smells

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f345/thelifeofriley2/Jasmine%2010%20months/100_4391.jpg
Dont you just love my new jacket?

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f345/thelifeofriley2/Jasmine%2010%20months/100_4393.jpg
Here we come!!!!!

Prin
November 24th, 2006, 02:03 PM
Great pics! Looks like a nice place to go for a walk... :)

meb999
November 24th, 2006, 02:15 PM
Hey Springermom! I tried to send you a private message, but I can't pm you :o :confused: , so I'll just ask my question here...maybe anyone else who has an answer can chime in :

My dad has a springer who's 2 years old. He got him from a petstore (I know...I know....:frustrated: :o ) and he didn't research the breed at all before buying him. For two years I've been helping him out with Harry (his dog). I trained him, and I often go over to take him to the park. My dad keeps telling me he wants to give him up for adoption because he can't take the high energy level anymore. I'm doing what I can to help out, and I keep convincing him to wait it out a little. Just wondering at what age do Springers start slowing down a bit ? (I know they are active until the day the pass on...but they they ever slow down?) :fingerscr

thanks!

Marie-Eve

springermom0406
November 24th, 2006, 03:40 PM
Meb ~ He's probably a field bred springer if he has such high energy. Fieldies never really mellow out... they get better with training and working. They need a job, whether its hunting, or agility, tracking, obedience, etc.

My Riley is 3/4 field 1/4 bench.. he didn't slow down until I got the second dog and he finally had a friend to keep him occupied. He does agility and we do some obedience on our own. We take 2-3 mile walks (at least) per day off leash.

If worst comes to worst I'd have you please contact the ESS rescue, http://www.springerrescue.org/. I volunteer for the North East branch, and there are waiting lists that are very long in all branches for dogs.

Good luck!
Ashley

Prin
November 24th, 2006, 03:51 PM
:highfive: Posts like yours make me love this place even more.:grouphug:

meb999
November 24th, 2006, 04:30 PM
Meb ~ He's probably a field bred springer if he has such high energy. Fieldies never really mellow out... they get better with training and working. They need a job, whether its hunting, or agility, tracking, obedience, etc.

If worst comes to worst I'd have you please contact the ESS rescue, http://www.springerrescue.org/. I volunteer for the North East branch, and there are waiting lists that are very long in all branches for dogs.

Good luck!
Ashley

Thanks for the info Ashley. I'd already given my dad that internet addy (good to know it was the right one to give though :thumbs up )

I appreciate your input. Chances are, if my dad really decides to go through with it, I might just take Harry in :o , if hubby'll let me. Things haven't gotten that bad yet though, and I'm still hoping Harry'll mellow out a little. He is, by far, one of the sweeetest dogs I've ever met.
Here's a picture of him (it isn't a great picture....) :
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/meb999/Harry_droopylr.jpg

springermom0406
November 24th, 2006, 04:59 PM
Awwww he looks like a sweetheart. And definatly looks like a field bred.

This is a quote from a field springer breeder:
"Fieldbred springers are an ACTIVE breed that need a dedicated exercise and socialization regimen plus, stimulating activities for their bodies and minds in order to be truly happy. They aren't couch potatoes, especially as youngsters and although they are easily trained they require rules and boundaries to be established early in order to be good canine citizens. Because our dogs are selectively bred for excellent field performance and endurance, they tend to be on the high energy side of the breed. As they reach adulthood they "chill out", but as puppies and young dogs, they can be challenging." ~ Hellfire Gun Dogs

But that's from well bred lines... being from a mill who knows when he'll mellow out. I'm sure he will, he's just going to need some help along the way. :) If you need any more info my email is ************