Posts with tag English Springer Spaniel

The standard for the English Springer Spaniel is among the longest of all AKC-approved standards. Photo © Russ Beinder/Dreamstime.

Breed Standards: The Long and Short Forms

In a 1983 AKC Gazette column titled, “Whose Breed Standard Is It, Anyway,” Poodle columnist and popular all-round judge Dr. Jacklyn Hungerland wrote, “As a member of the breed standard committee that produced the current standard for the Poodle (in 1978), I am well aware of the difficulties encountered in trying to describe explicitly in… read more


In Defense of the Well-Bred Dog as a Family Pet

I know some of you are cringing already. But by all accounts, I am a dog person. I love all sorts of dogs, big and dopey, tiny and yappy, energetic and crazy, or quiet and lazy. I love them all. We have raised dogs that were given away at the supermarket, adopted from the animal… read more

Dawne Deeley

Crufts 2012 Day Two: Foreign-bred Dogs Top the Gundog Final

Day Two at Crufts 2012 belongs to the Gundogs. The British love for country life is reflected in the popularity of the various setter, retriever, spaniel and pointing breeds, and the sheer numbers involved ensure the sporting crowd has the day to themselves. For those with a less-than-specific interest in the dog show, this makes… read more