Okay, I definitely did not make this last minute.
Actually I did.
And there’s no good explanation for it.
With that said, you can go ahead and read this post now.
It’s time for the Dog of The Month post! To all you awesome readers who took the poll two posts ago, thanks! Most of you chose for me to review the English Springer Spaniel, so that’s what I’m doing this week.
My dog, Monty, is a field English Springer Spaniel. There are two types of English Springer Spaniel, the bench and field types. The bench type has longer ears, a shorter tail, a droopier face, and darker spots. They’re usually used in dog shows, and are basically the “fancy” type.
The field type has shorter ears, a longer tail, and a less droopy face. They are used for hunting, and flush the birds (usually pheasants) out of their hiding places, meaning they chase them out. Their tails act like flags when they hunt, and are raised up and waved around. It’s really fun to watch them look for birds!
Moving on to the characteristics. The English Springer Spaniel is an energetic, lively, and eager-to please dog (meaning they really want to please their master!). They may not do so well with other animals, since they’re hunting dogs, but if you introduce other animals to them at a young age, they could do just fine.
WARNING: Please, please, please, please, please do not introduce your dog to lasers or flashlights when they’re young (or ever on purpose). We made this mistake and now Monty is a light-and-shadow-chasing dog. Just don’t do it!!
With all of this said, not every dog is up to standards. Be sure you’ve hung out with the dog before you get it, to make sure it’s the one for you. Also, if you want a pure bred Springer, be sure it’s from a good breeder who takes care of their dogs.*
*You can also adopt, but if you want pure bred, shop from a responsible breeder, please
Yes, it’s true, I’m going on hiatus.
Explanation: I spend too much time on screens, about 8 hours or more every day. So I’m cutting back on less important things, like blogging, and putting my time into more important things, like schoolwork. Hopefully, this will limit my screen time to 4 or less hours every day, which is probably more healthy for me. 😉
Details: I’ll probably be gone for 1-1½ months. I won’t be doing anything with my blog until that time has passed,* which means I’ll have to re-schedule the photography contest** and any other planned things. 😦 I love blogging so much, but I need to focus on other things for now.
*I will still check my email, but I won’t check WordPress notifications
**rescheduled: get your entries in by June 1st, and the winner will be announced June 9th
Well, there’s the sad-happy post for this week! I hope you enjoyed learning all about the English Springer Spaniel, and I hope you weren’t too sad I’m leaving. 😦
What are your thoughts on the English Springer Spaniel?
How much time do you spend on screens?
See you in summer (aka when I’m done with school)!